Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 4.9.456 'cplane' command now has a -d [on|off] option which will turn the construction plane on or off. Thu. August 30, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 Picking edges in wireframe for polysplit should be easier now. Thu. August 30, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 Fixed core dumper when deleting a node with the state dialog open. Thu. August 30, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 Transform handles can now be click-oriented. There is a menu option on the handle that will allow the user to start clicking to orient the handle. This option is also available on the floor menu. Thu. August 30, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 The Paint SOP now has the option to visualize the painting when you paint attributes other than colour. If the attribute is one float in size, false colour is used. Otherwise, the attribute is interpretted as a colour field. Wed. August 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 Fixing bug where the viewport wasn't being redrawn when entering the view state. Wed. August 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 There is now a display option for drawing primitive normals on selected geometry so they're thicker and easier to see that they're selected. The default is "thin" selected normals. Wed. August 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 Opscripting of tiles with multiline comments now works. Wed. August 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.456 Fixed a bug in vmantra that sometimes caused very thin randomly oriented polygons to be drawn when rendering motion-blurred geometry with displacement shaders. Wed. August 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.455 The Convert SOP now has "Convert To Triangular Beziers". This will convert UNIT patches of bezier surfaces into triangular beziers iff they are degenerate along an edge. Tue. August 28, 2001
Houdini 4.9.455 A new SOP, the TriBez SOP, allows you to create triangular beziers from a set of points. Tue. August 28, 2001
Houdini 4.9.454 Triangular Beziers are present as display-only primtives. Like triangle fans and strips, these are present for reading, writing, and display, but don't support most modelling operations. Mon. August 27, 2001
Houdini 4.9.451 On Windows NT, the provided "csh.exe" executable has been updated to tcsh 6.10.00. Fri. August 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.451 Many new COPs:
  • Tile (tiles a single image)
  • Mosaic (tiles multiple frames into a single frame)
  • Flip (flips an image horizontally and/or vertically)
  • Reverse (reverses a sequence)
  • Snip (cuts out frames or frame ranges)
  • Shuffle (reorders frames within a sequence)
Fri. August 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.451 Adding a select state. This state allows you to pre-select geometry before you've decided the operation to perform. Once you select the operation (eg. via the tab key) the operation will act on the pre-selected geometry. By default, the select state is the favourite state and is accessible via the 's' key. Fri. August 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.451 Fixing bug where pressing the 'a' key when selecting to select all would select from templates. Fri. August 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.450 Fast Interactive COP cooking support for interactive editting with handles. COPs now res down when handles are dragged, and cook at the normal (or user-specified) res when the handle is released. This is completely transparent to the user other than the temporary degradation of the image quality (which can be specified). Thu. August 23, 2001
Houdini 4.9.450 Preferences are now saved for all COP display options (including mplay) as well as the compositing engine preferences. Thu. August 23, 2001
Houdini 4.9.450 Frame scoping has been had to many COPs, allowing them to work on single frames or multiple subranges. Regular plane scoping has been made easier to use in the common case by adding the RGBA buttons. Thu. August 23, 2001
Houdini 4.9.450 Vmantra now correctly renders NURBS curves with attributes of both types present. Thu. August 23, 2001
Houdini 4.9.450 Fix problem with hserver getting into a bad state when multiple versions of houdini are installed and uninstalle form the same machine. We do this by not copying hserver.exe into winnt/system32. Instead we run hserver from within $HB. Thu. August 23, 2001
Houdini 4.9.450 Geometry with deformation blur instanced off particles is now outputted correctly to vmantra and RenderMan. Thu. August 23, 2001
Houdini 4.9.449 Snap priorities defaults have all been set to 0, except for GEO Points which is set to 1. Wed. August 22, 2001
Houdini 4.9.449 The texture sop now uses the UV edit handle. Wed. August 22, 2001
Houdini 4.9.448 The brush SOPs (comb, sculpt, paint) have "Apply To All" which applies the current operation to the entire selected region uniformly. They also have "Reset All Changes" which undoes all the painting instantly. Finally, the Paint brush has an eye dropper mode where the colour or attribute is read into the parameter rather than written out. Tue. August 21, 2001