Houdini6 beta and GeForce 4 Ti4200

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Old 03 March 2003   #1
Houdini6 beta and GeForce 4 Ti4200

I posted this on the Houdini Forum but I also want to post this here.

-Houdini 6.0.236
-P4 2.4mhz, Windows 2000 SP2
-GeForce4 Ti 4200 128mb 40.72 driver

When I load the LightingBeta_Starter.hip file in H6 beta, parts of the objects are"clipped" off. When the cam1 is selected and you go into the Parameters Pane and select the View tab the "near" is set to 0.001. If I change it to 0.01 all the objects show up. If I dolly/zoom around and then use the "Home along the Z" button or the "Perspective View" button I get weird clipping again on the objects.
I have also tried the "softquadro4" fix and that does not seem to help.
Can anybody try loading the LightingBeta_Starter.hip file and tell me if they get the same clipping? You can download the file from
It's the "support files " in the Lights and Cameras.

Old 03 March 2003   #2

Can't anybody try this?

Is anybody testing/checking out Houdini 6?

I think they changed something in there OpenGL, but I don't really know unless somebody can load the LightingBeta_Starter.hip file and tell me what video card they have and if they get the same clipping error.
Old 03 March 2003   #3
Try this. When you get the problem, hit 'd' the viewport. Switch to the Culling tab. Change your Near/Far clipping planes there. Re-save your hip file.
Old 03 March 2003   #4
Thanks dantea!

That does work!

Is this a limitation of the GeForce4 Ti 4200? Do other video cards have the same problem with that scene?
Old 03 March 2003   #5
I don't know really ... sounds like a combination of the geometry in that scene along with your graphics driver.
Old 01 January 2006   #6
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