Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 5.1.81 Adding the MultiHost Output Driver back in to non-Windows platforms as a proto_install (as it is with 5.0). Fri. April 12, 2002
Houdini 5.1.79 The -b option in mplay (to set single buffer mode) has been changed to -b [s|d] to select one or the other. The default is now single buffer in every profile except tools (which is the compositor profile). Wed. April 10, 2002
Houdini 5.1.79 MPlay's realtime button and frame rate controls have been duplicated beside the playbar for more convenient access. Wed. April 10, 2002
Houdini 5.1.79 The new Insta-Type Technology pioneered in the op finder (see the 5.1.77 version message) has spread to other areas. Specifically, all the file choosers now default focus to the filename. They also save or load as soon as enter is pressed in the filename path, so be careful while you get used to it. Most mini-dialogs have also been converted where appropriate (ie: Save Geometry...) Wed. April 10, 2002
Houdini 5.1.79 The undoctrl command now has a -s option for querying the current memory usage of the undo mechanism in Houdini. Wed. April 10, 2002
Houdini 5.1.79 Spreadsheets now support popup help. I've added some help to the toolbar manager, desktop manager, PI list, PI group list, and op list. Wed. April 10, 2002
Houdini 5.1.79 The Multihost Output Driver has been removed from the distribution. It cannot be proto_installed any more. Wed. April 10, 2002
Houdini 5.1.79 The Multihost Output Driver has been removed completely. It cannot even be proto_installed any more. Wed. April 10, 2002
Houdini 5.1.78 / in the network editors acts like Alt+F. Both it and Alt+F now have a faster finding mechanism. By default, the text is selected, and hitting enter will immediately find and close the search dialog. Hitting tab will do the same as the next button. Tue. April 9, 2002
Houdini 5.1.77 Mouse wheel support is added to all sliders. Thus, when having a long list of OPs, you can mouse wheel on the vertical scroll bar to scroll the list. It also means you can mousewheel anywhere on the playbar to change the frame. Mon. April 8, 2002
Houdini 5.1.77 The file.history file now always goes in $HOME/houdini[ver]. Mon. April 8, 2002
Houdini 5.1.77 View and C-Plane memories have can now be assigned user-specified hotkeys and they all have pop-up help text. Mon. April 8, 2002
Houdini 5.1.77 Fixed layout problems in gplay. Mon. April 8, 2002
Houdini 5.1.77 Recent change to reset the user's HOUDINI_BACKUP_DIR broke numbered backup saving. Fixed now. Mon. April 8, 2002
Houdini 5.1.77 Fixed access of deleted memory when you only have one panel, and hit Cancel in the custom UI builder. Mon. April 8, 2002
Houdini 5.1.74 The XCF slider on the playbar now varies accordingly depending on whether we're in integers only. Previously, it would only allow you to change in integer steps regardless of the "Only Integers" playbar option. Fri. April 5, 2002
Houdini 5.1.74 Changing the folders (aka "tabs") in a parameters dialog is no longer undoable. Fri. April 5, 2002
Houdini 5.1.74 Fixed bug where deleting a node that was visible in the Parm Chooser could cause Houdini to crash. Fri. April 5, 2002
Houdini 5.1.73 $HH/public no longer has GPD.tar.gz or CPD.tar.gz. Instead, it has GPD and CPD directories with the files already expanded. Thu. April 4, 2002
Houdini 5.1.73 As Houdini5.5 generated index files do not #include $HFS index files, running Houdini5.5 could confuse Houdini5.0. Thus, the houdini configuration files for 5.5 are stored in ~~/houdini5.5 rather than ~~/houdini5. Thu. April 4, 2002
Houdini 5.1.73 Added preference for what viewers can save their view commands to the hip files. This should help combat file bloat in the .application section. Thu. April 4, 2002
Houdini 5.1.72 The opget command now properly reports on the status of the object origin axis flag. Similarly, when opscript is used on an object, the resulting opset command will contain the proper object origin axis flag state. Wed. April 3, 2002
Houdini 5.1.72 The Magnet SOPs group will no longer seem to stick with an old group even after the group has changed. Wed. April 3, 2002
Houdini 5.1.71 When modelling using the viewport inside a SOP subnet, the numbered inputs now also get correctly laid out. Tue. April 2, 2002
Houdini 5.1.71 The Rename Selected Nodes dialog now properly disables the prefix and suffix end/start character fields when you first open it. Tue. April 2, 2002