Houdini Main Changelogs

Houdini 18.0.596 Added an option to partition sorting that causes work items that are marked as required dependencies to be sorted to the beginning of the partition. If multiple work items are required, they are sorted using the regular sorting options. Tue. September 29, 2020
Houdini 18.0.596 Bumped HAPI version to 3.4.0. Tue. September 29, 2020
Houdini 18.0.596 Fixed a crash in the Extract Transform SOP when the input geometry was empty. Tue. September 29, 2020
Houdini 18.0.595 Prevent crash when trying to open an .exr file using a stream (instead of a filename) in the HDK. Mon. September 28, 2020
Houdini 18.0.595 Fixed a bug where the uniform scaling knob on the axial style scale handle did not work properly when the handle had a large apparent world space size. Mon. September 28, 2020
Houdini 18.0.592 Added support for a "load_package_once" field in the package json. This value defaults to false. If it is true, Houdini would not load the package when another package with that same name has already been loaded. Fri. September 25, 2020
Houdini 18.0.592 Fixed a bug in the hou.text.expandString() HOM function where evaluating a bad embedded expression caused subsequent hou.text.expandString() calls to always fail when evaluating embedded expressions. Fri. September 25, 2020
Houdini 18.0.591 Fixed a macOS-only bug where nested menus were not visible in the Autorigs and Character Picker pane tabs. Thu. September 24, 2020
Houdini 18.0.591 Fix issue in the RBD to FBX nodes where the origin of the exported pieces were not positioned at the pivot of the pieces. Thu. September 24, 2020
Houdini 18.0.591 Updating a help url to the correct url. Thu. September 24, 2020
Houdini 18.0.591 Particle Fluid Mask SOP will now correctly generate vorticity masks from particles with voritcity attributes. Thu. September 24, 2020
Houdini 18.0.590 The conversion of embedded DS files will now handle directory, buttonstrip, and iconstrip types. Wed. September 23, 2020
Houdini 18.0.590 Added an 'Unset Variables' job parm to Local Scheduler. This list of environment variables will be removed from the job envionment. Wed. September 23, 2020
Houdini 18.0.588 The FBX exporter now accepts exporting float[2] uv attributes as texture coordinates in addition to float[3] uv attributes. Mon. September 21, 2020
Houdini 18.0.588 Single point polygons will be eligible for xyzdist lookups. Mon. September 21, 2020
Houdini 18.0.588 Fix a crash when subdividing a group of primitives in a mixture of curves and polygons. Mon. September 21, 2020
Houdini 18.0.588 Fixed a bug causing Path Deform to not properly handle the Make Curve Up Vector Constant parameter. Mon. September 21, 2020
Houdini 18.0.588 The OpenVDB Convert SOP should no longer sometimes revert the name attribute. Mon. September 21, 2020
Houdini 18.0.585 Multiple small bug fixes for upcoming releases. Fri. September 18, 2020
Houdini 18.0.585 pythonscript and commandchain jobs will no longer error out if PDG_SCRIPTDIR is missing from the environment. Fri. September 18, 2020
Houdini 18.0.585 The Vellum Constraints DOP no longer double-cooks its inputs. Fri. September 18, 2020
Houdini 18.0.584 Renamed pdg.SchedulerType.category to parm_category. Also changed pdg.registerScheduler argument to parm_category. Thu. September 17, 2020
Houdini 18.0.584 Renamed pdg.SchedulerType.category to parm_category. This is used to match properties (Job Parms) of the given category. Also added a node_category parameter to pdg.registerScheduler. Thu. September 17, 2020
Houdini 18.0.584 Implemented "Import USD Material" and "Specialize USD Material" shelf tools, to re-create material VOP node in Material Library LOP for edits. Thu. September 17, 2020
Houdini 18.0.583 Added support for a work item dirty handler, which can be registered with the pdg.TypeRegistry object in the same way as custom cache handlers. The custom handler function is called each time a work item is dirtied, deleted or has its files removed from disk. Wed. September 16, 2020