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  • Rendering with RenderMan will not operate on Houdini Apprentice editions, see Side FX's website for options that allow Third Party Rendering
  • Houdini Indie is only compatible with 17.5, you must be using at least version 17.5.210 or higher


RfH minimum supported platform for version 17.5 is now Houdin build 17.5.360 for 22.7+

What's New

  • Allow a coordinate system with a Null node

Miscellaneous and Important Changes 

  • View RIB tools for debugging added

    • "View Selected RIB" menu tool only works in versions of Houdini 17.5.229 and later
  • Added interactively edit hider:minsamples, hider:maxsamples, hider:minextrasamples, and Ri:PixelVariance
  • Support added for vector3, vector4, matrix4x4 parameter tags
  • We now disable checkpointing when ipr IPR rendering
  • Added correct pixel filter settings globallyAllow a coordinate system with Null node


  • A bug that prevented the use of DWAa and DWAb EXR compression has been addressed

  • Fix extraneous warnings created when rendering motion blur on alembic geometry imported into Houdini
  • Bug fix pxrshadowsamplefilter Shader Type = output
  • Fixed a bug on Linux where Houdini could crash if rendering to 'it' after having rendered in the Render View
  • Fixed a bug that did not unhide geometry when subnet became visible
  • Mesh light bug fixes including issues with referenced geometry
  • Fix sun direction manipulator to prevent invalid directions
  • Allow/Fix point, vector, matrix, normal osl parameters to render correctly
  • Correctly reverse NURBS orientation
  • First iteration now obeys crop window settings
  • A bug that caused imported envmaps from the preset browser to fail in Houdini has been addressed

  • Fixed a texture manager failure

Known Issues

  • Phantom objects are removed from all rays, not just camera rays
  • Applying undo of deleted nodes or collapsing to subnet may not work as expected
  • Interactive Render Regions may require adjustment to start rendering
  • Rewiring subnet indirect inputs
  • Auto camera creation for IPR
  • RenderMan clipping planes
  • If a light instance's master is disabled, the first render/update will still show the master