Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 4.9.568 Ascii .geo files with extra precision in floating parameters should now load on NT. Wed. December 19, 2001
Houdini 4.9.567 The printf/sprintf functions in VEX now handle format specifications with leading 0's in the width field. For example:

        int ival = 32;
        mapname = sprintf("path%04.rat", ival);

will assign "path0032.rat" to the mapname variable.

Tue. December 18, 2001
Houdini 4.9.567 The search path for dialog scripts for OP macros (and the renderer plus button) has been changes so than instead of including all dialog scripts found, users are required to include the base level files (as with other table files). This allows users to replace or remove system default dialog scripts with their own versions (which was not possible before without modifying the Houdini distribution). Tue. December 18, 2001
Houdini 4.9.567 Fixed bug in PolyExtrude when extruding two orthogonal faces and symmetry is turned off. Tue. December 18, 2001
Houdini 4.9.567 When switching the direction of playback in realtime mode using the arrow keys, the playbar should no longer jump to the beginning or end of animation. Tue. December 18, 2001
Houdini 4.9.566 The "Animatable Parameters" dialog now has a Ctrl+RMB that lets you see only the parameters that have channels, or group all those parms at the top of the dialog.

If this is too late for docs, please remember it for H5.1.

Mon. December 17, 2001
Houdini 4.9.566 The Clip SOP and the Divide::Bricker SOP will produce different vertex orders than in earlier versions. There is no workaround. Mon. December 17, 2001
Houdini 4.9.566 The Clip and Bricker SOPs now produce more consistent vertex orders. They are less likely to change the implied orientation of polygons. Mon. December 17, 2001
Houdini 4.9.566 In Edit::Preferences::Tiles there is now an option to disable the automatic setting of the highlight flag on new SOPs added in the viewport. Mon. December 17, 2001
Houdini 4.9.564 Capture tubes render in shaded modes (without wires) again. Sat. December 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.564 Having a non-transparent material or shop assigned to the primitives will no longer cause the alpha attribute to be ignored if transparency is toggled on. Sat. December 15, 2001
Houdini 4.9.563 When merging hip files, we no longer modify any of the animation settings such as current frame, frame range, etc of the hip file to be merged. Fri. December 14, 2001
Houdini 4.9.563 The Bones operation now has an option to parent chain roots to IK affectors. Fri. December 14, 2001
Houdini 4.9.563 Local variables such as $YMIN should be still available outside of the SOPs cooking. They will only be initialized AFTER the SOP has cooked, however. Variables such as $CR will still not be available. Fri. December 14, 2001
Houdini 4.9.563 Fixed bugs with the chop viewers number of graphs displayed options. Fri. December 14, 2001
Houdini 4.9.563 Textures failing to load in viewports should no longer pollute the network with false errors. Fri. December 14, 2001
Houdini 4.9.562 Square layout in the UV unwrap is now even more square. Thu. December 13, 2001
Houdini 4.9.562 Added a help button to the "Manipulator List" pane. Press the question-mark button to view the help. Thu. December 13, 2001
Houdini 4.9.561 Fixed crashes that could occur in the Bones operation if the current object parent was deleted or disappeared as a result of an undo. Similar fixes for the selected bone objects when adding kinematics (ie. deleting the first bone while selecting the second bone before completing the operation). Tue. December 11, 2001
Houdini 4.9.561 Fixed a bug with PolySplit which causes its output to vary with processor precision. Now it might change the output of its chain compared with earlier versions, however. Tue. December 11, 2001
Houdini 4.9.560 The brush selector now uses LMB to do replace, shift-LMB to do addition, and MMB to do removal of points. Tue. December 11, 2001
Houdini 4.9.560 The sop viewer will no longer cook template geometry if templates are not being displayed in any of its viewports. Tue. December 11, 2001
Houdini 4.9.560 Fixing a bug where executing shell commands from spy would crash the spawned process. Tue. December 11, 2001
Houdini 4.9.560 The direction of the fan POP when using a force object has been negated so that the fan points in the direction of the force arrow. Tue. December 11, 2001
Houdini 4.9.560 When viewing through a camera, the camera's pivot is now ignored for the purpose of calculating the view pivot to tumble around. This should make it again easy to set up camera paths in the obvious fashion. Tue. December 11, 2001