Movie Out TOP image sequence output, Audio Render CHOP via Steam Audio, Read Only parameters and bug fixes
Release Notes 
Dec 15, 2017
New Features
  • Great new UI feature: On the path bar at the top of any network, Right-click on any of the parts of the path (e.g. /project/geo1/something) and you get the component menu for that level where you can get View… Parameters… , without having to navigate up and back.(slight alignment issue)
  • Movie File Out TOP - Added functionality for outputting image sequences (can output file formats .tiff .jpeg .bmp .exr .png).
  • Analyze CHOP - Added Duplicates function. Counts how many times a value appears in a channel and the index of the sample with that value. Great for creating Histograms for example.
  • Audio Render CHOP - New audio CHOP that uses the Steam Audio API to spatialize audio.
  • Script SOP - Added Beziers - scriptSOP.appendBezier() .order .basis .segments .anchors .updateAnchor .appendAnchor deleteAnchor .tangents .updateTangent
  • Phong MAT - Environment Map parameter can now accept a Equirectangular texture.
  • TCP/IP DAT - Now supports multiple NICs (network adaptors, cards, etc.)
  • Parameters now have 'Read Only' option making them non-editable. Right-click on a parameter and select 'Enable Read Only' or 'Disable Read Only'.
New Python
New Palette
  • cornerPinSOP added to the Tools folder.
  • KantanMapper improvements - Bezier softedge, invert mask for freeform, shape ID is now written into UV map.
  • moviePlayer improved and some bugs fixed.
Bug Fixes and Improvements
  • FBX importing - Fixed import directory location for drag and drop of FBX files.
  • NDI operators - Added support for faster formats and YUV to RGB. Improved enumeration of streams in NDI In TOP.
  • S Curve CHOP - Added 'Index Range' parameter.
  • Speed CHOP - Added 'Reset on Start' option (default on) which resets the Speed CHOP output to zero on file startup to avoid possible accumulation precision errors.
  • TOP - Fixed recent crash that occured when using 'Save Image...' from the right click menu on TOPs.
  • GLSL TOP - Fixed some cases where the uTD*Info arrays had incorrect data.
  • Movie File In TOP - Fixed crash when reading 16-bit TIFF images.
  • OP Viewer COMP - Fixed display of geometry nodes having bad/missing depth artifacts.
  • Alembic SOP optimizations.
  • CPlusPlus SOP - Fixed load/unload crash.
  • Panel Components - 'Size From Window' is no longer upated when the panel is resized inside a network pane.
  • Select COMP - Fixed update issue when changing beteween Parameter COMPs in some cases.
  • List COMP - Fixed dragging off cells, off window, not using callbacks.
  • Replicator COMP - Replicator scripts now track replicants better when they self-replace (ie: external tox's).
  • Fixed several cases where mouse would go invisible and/or stay invisible incorrectly.
  • Fixed drag-n-dropping onto stretched panels ie. tiles, resized window, etc
  • Fixed 'Display Options' in 3D Object COMP's RMB menu incorrectly opening parameters.
  • Fixed a recent crash when initializing ASIO audio device when 'Specify' turned off.
  • Installer checks for additional required Windows updates before proceeding.
  • Adjustments and improvements to the Python parser, string caching, cooking issues, etc. which are part of the Experimental branch's optimization efforts.