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Holiday Contest is coming!
Posted on Nov 16, 2012
    What, holiday season already!?
    30 minutes after Halloween ends, the holiday ornaments start coming out. Sheesh!
    We're holding off a little...

    Never one to miss the boat, the Asset store will be hosting a holiday challenge with a twist. Check-in towards the end of November and get your jingle bells on.

    We're going to give you a way to share a holiday greeting Orbolt style! Stay tuned for previews on the forum and FB.

Updates to the Orbolt Smart 3D Asset store, Nov 8th.
Posted on Nov 09, 2012

    Don't launder your money, clear your cache! Yes we've updated the server to roll in some new features: Version history, enhanced uploads, and copy-protection for free assets. Upload your otl file and see what's new!



    Version History:
    Now when you upload or update an asset, you can new describe what changes you have made since the last version. This information is visible every Asset's page in the Orbolt Asset store, and will soon be available inside Houdini when you're prompted to update an asset.



    Copy Protection for Free Assets:
    Authors are now able to copy-protect free assets, should they desire. Until now, only paid assets could be copy-protected. Now, you can still give your asset away for free but hide how it works.



    Upload Enhancements:
    The upload page has been redesigned and streamlined to make it easier to upload assets. Managing icons has been simplified, especially when the otl file contains an icon that is different from the previous version's icon.


Please Upgrade to Houdini 12.1.119 or Higher
Posted on Oct 30, 2012
    Houdini 12.1.119 fixes a bug related to checking for asset updates when one of the assets you have installed was removed from the store.

Coming soon:
Posted on Oct 19, 2012
    Coming soon:  Version history for your assets, a redesign of the upload page. Also be sure to use the latest version of houdini for all the latest fixes!

New assets: New Railway builder, new shaders, plus some cool utilities. A lot of these files are open for viewing so you can learn how the author put them together.
Posted on Oct 12, 2012
    What makes weekends great...(besides sleeping in)? It's when most authors upload their work! Check out the latest assets!

Including an example file gets faster activation.
Posted on Sep 27, 2012
    Authors: Including an example makes activation faster. Be sure to include a hip file when you upload your assets. This makes it much easier and faster to review and QA. Your customers will appreciate it too!

OpenID bug fixed when syncing
Posted on Sep 27, 2012
    You may have experienced a strange OpenID authentication error when attempting to sync assets from Houdini, particularly when logging in with your sidefx.com account, but we have fixed that error.

Rate it: Hot or not?
Posted on Jul 02, 2013
    Hot or NOT? Rate an asset today! Or PM the author with feedback. Authors need to know that we're checking out their work. Who knows, you may just get an upgrade. Multiple ratings help set other's expectations before downloading an asset. Your ratings and feedback count!

Author Page Enhanced: change icon, add screen shots, rename asset...
Posted on Sep 14, 2012
    The author page has been updated with several new options. You can now add/remove screen shots, change the assets store icon, and rename your asset.

VOP Support
Posted on Sep 14, 2012
    VOP support has been added so uploading should work fine now. Try it out and let us know if you have any issues.

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