This is a feature release, featuring improved support for USD and Solaris integration.

 

Installation

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

Compatibility

This release uses Arnold 6.0.3.0, OpenVDB 4.0.0 and Arnold-USD (cf6d100d3).

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

  • 17.0.506
  • 17.5.460
  • 18.0.416

and for the following platforms:

  • Linux x86_64 (gcc6.3)
  • Windows 7 x64 (vc14.1)
  • Mac OS X 10.11+ (clang7.3)

 

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

Enhancements

  • #1356 Add Arnold properties to Render Settings LOP
  • #1382 Translate usd packed primitives with usd procedural
  • #1383 Export USD files
  • #1405 Add OUT_Material surface output
  • #1409 Support USDSkel / Crowds in Solaris
  • #1411 ADP Opt in for ADP
  • #1415 Add osl_includepath to Arnold ROP
  • #1417 Add use_instance_cache alembic parameter to arnold_procedural
  • #1426 Skip AiMakeTx for image nodes with missing filename
  • usd#265,267 Computed primvars are now supported, enabling previewing UsdSkel and Houdini crowds.
  • usd#270 The Render Delegate is now using the Arnold Render API correctly, leading to better responsiveness
  • usd#8 Improved Render Buffers:  The Hydra Render Buffer support is now significantly improved, including improved performance.
  • usd#9 The render delegate now outputs 32-bit float buffers, instead of dithered 8 bit whenever possible.
  • usd#302 Prefixing Render Settings with arnold:global: is now supported.
  • usd#314 Shaping parameters on Sphere Lights are now supported. This includes Spot and IES parameters, excluding IES normalize and IES angle scale
  • usd#332 Solaris' Barndoor parameters are now roughly approximated using the barndoor filter. Note that Arnold does not match Karma.

Fixes

  • #1374 Fix autotx for varying color spaces
  • #1379 Fix IPR crash updating string attr on OSL node
  • #1388 Crash visualising with usd procedural
  • #1390 Crash loading usd file with AiProceduralViewport  
  • #1408 Invalid type error when you import ambient_occlusion shader
  • #1413 Crash calling AiProceduralViewport with usda file
  • #1414 Crash creating Render Settings LOP node
  • #1429 Fix material naming when exporting materials
  • #1430 Fix camera jump when tumbling around an arnold object

  • usd#298 Fixed a crash when instancer nodes had uninitialized node pointers
  • usd#4 Fixed a bug with aborted renders not marking the render pass as converged

 

See also the Arnold 6.0.3.0 release notes for the full list of core enhancements and fixes.

 

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