New in v007

  • Drag & Drop supports .hip file merging and otl/hda installs.

  • Drop H18 - solution to fix drag and drop bug in Houdini 18.

  • 'Highlight Rings' - highlights material dependencies and current cameras in the network view.

  • .hipnc/.hiplc to .hip converter.

  • Right-click menu additions including opening directories in the file explorer, drag and drop directories into parameters. View and manipulate material assignments. Set parameter to the active camera. Right clicking on RS texture shaders allows you to turn it into a sprite. Right clicking RS normal nodes allows you to turn it into a bump shader.

  • ROPs (Arnold, RS, Mantra, Octane) camera parameter will now set to active scene camera on creation.

  • Append copied allows for large node trees to be pasted. Hold shift to prepend nodes.

  • 'Instancer' SOP added - quickly distribute different instances randomly or via an attribute.

  • AOV loader - save AOVs to be loaded later into RS, Arnold, or Mantra ROPs.

  • Version Jump: quickly load other versions of your hip file.

  • Saving now creates the environment variable '$VERSION'.

  • Material Assign - added 'node name' option to generate material per selected. 'Scene Viewer' mode allows you to assign materials directly to geometry selections. Filter materials into new or existing network boxes.

  • Take Manager has attribute tab, allowing you to create blasts for each unique value for a SOP.

New in v006

  • Material Assign reduced to single script. Supports Redshift, Arnold, Octane & Mantra.

  • Take Manager: mass generate takes from parameters to quickly create controlled variations for clients. 

  • Incremental Save - single click hip file version up.

  • $JOB setter - a quick way to set your $JOB variable to a parent folder or custom location.

  • WIP - single click ROP digital asset that saves a flipbook as a gif, mov, or mp4.

  • Mat to Output improvements - Volume, bump, and displacement go into the correct input. Added Octane support.

  • Drag & Drop improvements: Hold 'Ctrl/CMD' to create relative references to $JOB,$HIP,$HOME if applicable. Hold 'Shift' to ignore PBR inputs. Hold 'Alt' to import a sequence (adds $F in place of the frame number). Creates separate 'geo' node per file when dropping inside geo network. Node names change to reflect the file name when dropped. Now supports image drops in COP networks. USD file imports now supported. Improved 'undos' - undo your import in 1 click.

New in v005​

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