July 31st 2019
Important information about Arnold GPU (beta)
- Check the system requirements before using Arnold GPU. If you don't have a supported card or the required drivers, GPU rendering will not work.
- Review the list of supported features and known limitations before you start using Arnold GPU.
- If you have any technical problems, questions, or feedback on Arnold GPU, use the beta forum on Arnold Answers
This release uses Arnold 188.8.131.52 and OpenVDB 4.0.0.
Binaries available for the following Houdini, Houdini FX, Houdini Indie and Houdini Education production builds:
and for the following platforms:
- Linux x86_64 (H16: gcc4.8 and H17: gcc6.3)
- Windows 7 x64 (H16: vc14 and H17: vc14.1)
- Mac OS X 10.8+ (clang7.3)
Please note that Houdini Apprentice does not support third-party renderers and thus cannot run HtoA.
- aiClipGeo shader: The new aiClipGeo shader will clip out all geometry against the shapes it has been assigned to. You can limit the objects that are affected with trace sets, and optionally choose a specific shader for the intersection surfaces. Note that self-intersecting geometry or intersecting clipping objects can cause artifacts (htoa#1266)
materialcontext in houdini with the
Add alembic motion blur with
lembicmotion blur due to packed intrinisic
- Support shop_materialpath attribute in alembic procedural (htoa#1242)
Add per primitive
shop_materialpathtranslation in the
alembicprocedural (htoa#1257, core#8535)
- Support for
alembiclayering (htoa#1247, core#8467)
alembiclayer paths relative (htoa#1276)
alembicprocedural sets node parameters from
arbGeomParamsif they match an arnold parameter name and type (core#7577)
set_parameteroperator assignment (htoa#1061)
- Set procedural
operator graphson instancer object (htoa#1258)
graphson instanced procedurals (htoa#1277)
operatortraversal if another
arnoldROP is found (htoa#1261)
mix_shaderused in IPR session (htoa#1267)
oiiotoolfrom arnold core (htoa#1269)
oiitoolfor test results (#1279)
alembiccurve mode is now being overridden from arnold properties (htoa#1251)
Fix file permissions on linux installer (htoa#1254)
- Fix crash during IPR
- Fix FPE crash when changing frame (htoa#1274)
See also the Arnold 184.108.40.206 release notes for the full list of core enhancements and fixes.