12 May 2017

This is a bugfix release, fixing fur and curves UVs.

  1. Get the install files on Solid Angle Downloads.
  2. Follow these installation instructions.

This release uses Arnold and OpenVDB 4.0.0.

Binaries available for the following Houdini, Houdini FX, Houdini Indie and Houdini Education production builds:

  • 16.0.504.20
  • 16.0.557
  • 16.0.600


and for the following platforms:

  • Linux x86_64 (gcc4.8)
  • Windows 7 x64 (vc14)
  • Mac OS X 10.8+ (clang7.3)


Please note that Houdini Apprentice does not support third party renderers and thus cannot run HtoA.

  • Skin UVs are now automatically exported to fur UVs (htoa#892)
  • The lightpath expression menu is now dynamically updated with the scene light groups (htoa#899)
  • Bump slot removed from material output (htoa#897)

  • Inconsistent reference_time between deform and transform motion blur (core#5946)

  • AiSetAppString() not working (core#5947)

  • Curves with varying UVs rendering wrong (core#5973)

  • Shadow matte shader missing transparency with passthrough shader (core#5977)


See also the Arnold release notes for the full list of core enhancements and fixes.

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