HtoA 1.6.1

5 August 2015

This is a volume performance release, with a few fixes and enhancements.

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

This release uses Arnold 4.2.8.0 and OpenVDB 3.0.0.

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

  • 14.0.395
  • 14.0.361
  • 14.0.335

and for the following platforms:

  • Linux x86_64 (gcc4.4)
  • Windows 7 x64 (vc11)
  • Mac OS X 10.8+

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

Enhancements
  • OpenVDB volume rendering optimizations: 10% speedup for volumes with multiple channels, and up to 30% speedup for volumes with motion blur (csp#77-78-79)
  • An estimation of the number of rays per pixel is displayed in the ROP Sampling tab (htoa#658)
  • Add display parameters to the volume and procedural OBJs (htoa#662)
Fixes
  • Fixed case where the hick process would get stuck after a render was interrupted (htoa#576)

  • Houdini 13 compatibility fixes.

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