Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 5.1.4 The Diff Bar in MPlay and the Compositor has been significanly improved:
  • In the compositor, the COP with the template flag set is always the COP to compare the display COP(s) to.
  • In MPlay, a Diff flag has been added to the Sequence Manager so image sequences can be selected in the same way as the Template flag above.
  • A 'Diff' mode has been added, in addition to 'Subtract' (diff takes the absolute difference, where 'subtract produces positive and negative values).
  • When the Diff bar is opened, diff'ing is automatically enabled.
Fri. January 25, 2002
Houdini 5.1.4 The File SOP now has a Reload Geometry button which forces a reload of the geometry. Fri. January 25, 2002
Houdini 5.1.4 Fix a crash with brush operations that are soft locked. Fri. January 25, 2002
Houdini 5.1.4 The Comb Operation now has a Lift parameter which controls how flat the normals will go to the surface. Fri. January 25, 2002
Houdini 5.1.3 We now add an "Uninstall Houdini" item in the Start Menu. Thu. January 24, 2002
Houdini 5.1.3 PolyCap help card and blue prompt are now more helpful. Thu. January 24, 2002
Houdini 5.1.3 Fixed a bug in PolyCap where the orientation of the cap would sometimes be wrong. Thu. January 24, 2002
Houdini 5.1.3 When selecting objects, the initial selection now has objects that the operation disallows or not in the object mask removed. Thu. January 24, 2002
Houdini 5.1.1 MPlay now has a command line option for precaching all images (-C). This is also accessible through the file menu, and there is a menu item to clear the cache as well. Tue. January 22, 2002
Houdini 5.1.1 More feedback is available when COPs cook now. A progress meter has been added at the top of the viewer, and the image can be refreshed incremently while the COP cooks. These are both optional, and controlled by a new preference in the Preferences->Compositing->Cooking page (Cooking Feedback). Tue. January 22, 2002
Houdini 5.1.1 MPlay and the Compositor now have different viewer pref files. The 'Display Background Image' viewer preference is now gone (it is a toggle button on the display options bar in the viewer) and there is now an option for multiplying the foreground image by alpha, if required. Tue. January 22, 2002
Houdini 5.1.1 The File COP now has a parameter for dealing with missing frames. Tue. January 22, 2002
Houdini 5.1.1 Fixed a crash when loading a file with persistant handles. Tue. January 22, 2002
Houdini 5.0.12 Welcome to 5.1. The split from 5.0 has happened. Mon. January 21, 2002
Houdini 17.5.? As the title says: Split to 5.1.0 from 5.0.0 Mon. January 21, 2002
Houdini 5.0.12 IFD generation for vmantra now handles deformation blur of particle instanced geometry properly. Mon. January 21, 2002
Houdini 5.0.9 3D Texture files now support better compression. This can drastically reduce the disk storage of 3D texture files at the slight cost of uncompression while rendering. Fri. January 18, 2002
Houdini 5.0.8 We no longer lose pending parameter values when creating keys in the table mode of the channel editor. Thu. January 17, 2002
Houdini 5.0.8 Fixed bug where the 'Revert to Defaults' command computed the construction plane's axes differently than the 'cplane' command. Thu. January 17, 2002
Houdini 5.0.8 Spreadsheet in vertex mode will now accept 0 as a valid point number for the vertex. Thu. January 17, 2002
Houdini 5.0.8 Render state will no longer render in all 4 viewports. It will only render in the viewport in which the render box marque was drawn. Thu. January 17, 2002
Houdini 5.0.8 Fixed core dump when attempting to load a vex pop and it is not found. Thu. January 17, 2002
Houdini 5.0.7 When merging the display op with all footprinted ops, we must check if the render flag must follow the display flag. Wed. January 16, 2002
Houdini 5.0.6 Fixed bug that caused Houdini to crash when re-selecting bones in the Pose Operation. Tue. January 15, 2002
Houdini 5.0.6 Correctly handle loading non-interleaved tiled TIFF files (as generated as textures by prman10). Tue. January 15, 2002