Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 4.9.517 Made pasting of OPs into the same network more robust and faster in the case of objects (1.8 times faster in some cases). Mon. October 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.517 Homing or Framing geometry no longe resets the near clipping plane. Mon. October 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.517 Changes to the viewers for Objects, SOPs, TOPs, POPs, and COPs2: There is now a question mark icon at the top-right of the viewer that will give state-specific help. The current state button was removed, and the favourite state button that used to be at the top-right has been moved left to where the current state button was. Finally, the viewer menu has options for what the current state button used to let you do (repeat current, repeat previous, etc.). Mon. October 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.517 Lightmask now affects whether an object is lit by an ambient light or not. Mon. October 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.517 Group SOP no longer allows the creation of group names with spaces in them. Mon. October 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.517 The prim normal toggle now draws pickable X's at the barycenter of primitives in the UV viewport. Now primitives are MUCH easier to pick. Mon. October 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.517 In vmantra, the "width" attribute is now scaled appropriately when there is a scale on objects. Renderings will be different compared with previous versions of vmantra if there is an object scale when rendering open curves (polygons, Bezier or NURBS). Mon. October 29, 2001
Houdini 4.9.514 Dopesheet updates. Houdini 5 style hotkeys and colours, and new items in the Ctrl-RMB menu: "Grow Selection by Row" and "Grow Selection by Column", which allow you to grow the selection to the width or height of the dopesheet. The 'g' key is useful for moving/copying keys for all the channels from one frame to another. Fri. October 26, 2001
Houdini 4.9.512 Minimal MouseWheel support is supported on NT. Specifically, you should be able to zoom in viewers (when in view state) and in network panes using the mouse wheel. Wed. October 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.512 Adding an option to frame the construction plane to visible or selected geometry. Homing the construction plane will reorient, resize, and reposition it, while framing it will just resize and reposition it. Wed. October 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.512 A tip regarding the Sawfish 0.36-7 window manager included with Red Hat Linux 7.1: The default Sawfish Shortcuts may cause unwanted behaviour with child windows in Houdini. Specifically, clicking on the main Houdini window will raise it above all other windows, including its children. To disable this unwanted behaviour, go to the Sawfish window manager settings (in the GNOME Control Center); go to Shortcuts; choose the Window Context; Delete the three entries corresponding to the three mouse buttons. These are attached to the command "Raise and pass through click". Click OK, and you're done! Wed. October 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.512 The default setting of HOUDINI_OGL_DBL_BUFFER_FIX is now OFF even for nVidia Quadro/GeForce cards because the latest Detonator XP drivers have been fixed. Wed. October 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.512 The world-level capture mirror state is now in pretty good shape. You select the geometry points you want to mirror. Then you select the bones you want to mirror from. The state makes a guess about which bones you want to mirror to, but this guess can be overridden. Then it creates the capture mirror SOP, and makes a guess about the origin and direction of the mirror plane. It also tries to match the ordering of the from and to capture regions (regardless of the order in which they were selected in the viewport). Wed. October 24, 2001
Houdini 4.9.510 Enabling edge grouping with point groups and boundary groups in the Group SOP should no longer crash and actually do something. Mon. October 22, 2001
Houdini 4.9.510 Can now orientation pick in the UV viewport. Mon. October 22, 2001
Houdini 4.9.510 cplane command now has a "-x" option that allows users to specify the x-axis direction of the construction plane (so that they can control the orientation around the normal.) Mon. October 22, 2001
Houdini 4.9.510 Linux version of Houdini now sports a splash screen. Mon. October 22, 2001
Houdini 4.9.507 We no longer scale keyframes to have the time of the last keyframe match the new animation length when changing the frame rate. If you want to modify your animation timing, then you must do so explicitly. There is now a HOUDINI_ENABLE_FPS_SCALE environment variable for the old behaviour. Fri. October 19, 2001
Houdini 4.9.507 The vcc command now has a -E option to simply run the pre-processor on the code. This is useful for debugging complex define control structures. Fri. October 19, 2001
Houdini 4.9.505 Hotkeys are now managed by the hotkey manager in the custom panel UI builder. Wed. October 17, 2001
Houdini 4.9.505 Removing the last custom panel will now actually remove it from the UI. Wed. October 17, 2001
Houdini 4.9.505 The default rayshadow shader was changed so that to compute shadows using a a depth map, both the shadow type and the map must be specified. Previously, if a z-map was specified, this was enough to turn on z-depth shadows. This may change the behaviour of existing HIP files. Wed. October 17, 2001
Houdini 4.9.505 Fixed some problems with the variable name in the read command reading passed the end of the buffer. Wed. October 17, 2001
Houdini 4.9.504 Setting the environment variable "HOUDINI_NO_SPLASH" will disable the splash screen. Tue. October 16, 2001
Houdini 4.9.504 The Capture and CaptureProximity SOPs will now always generate capture weight detail attributes regardless of how many points were captured. If no points were captured, then we don't generate the pCapt point attribute. This allows you to paint capture weights on geometry that has no points captured. Tue. October 16, 2001