10 March 2017
This is a bugfix release, bringing Houdini 16 support.
This release uses Arnold 188.8.131.52 and OpenVDB 3.1.0.
Binaries available for the following Houdini, Houdini FX, Houdini Indie and Houdini Education production builds:
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.
If you are using the Qt4 version of Houdini 16.0.504.20, a Python exception will occur when activating certain items of the Arnold menu such as "About HtoA":
Please locate and overwrite the following file in your HtoA installation to fix the issue: dialog.py
Houdini 16 support (htoa#858)
Increase maximum IPR message size to 16MB (htoa#859)
Fix temporary hangs under Windows (core#5645)
Volumes missing IPR update when changing min and max parameters (core#5773)
Always scale past 64 threads in Windows (core#5759)
Write time message for .ass files too short (core#5743)
Watermarked deep file hangs render (core#5733)
See also the Arnold 184.108.40.206 release notes for the full list of core enhancements and fixes.