The following list contains some of the new features since v1.2.0. A full changelog can be found here.
Support for more renderers and platforms
Support was added for 3Delight, VRay, Arnold and Octane in Houdini. Blender is supported on Linux now and Photoshop support on Mac was added.
Support for the latest DCC versions
The latest versions of all supported DCCs are supported now. This includes Houdini 18, Blender 2.8 and 2.9, Maya 2020, 3ds Max 2021 (Python 2.7) and Nuke 12.
Framerange presets, single frame and expressions
Different framerange presets are available in the export, playblast and render states. These include:
– from State Manager settings
– from current scenefile
– from current shot context
– from node (Houdini)
– single fame
– custom per state
For renderstates you can also use frameexpression to render multiple frames with stepping or specific single frames
Asset description, preview and categories
Assets contain steps and categories like shots now. Previews and descriptions can be set for each asset. New previews can be set by capturing an area of the screen.
Save and load rendersetting presets across your project
A new Render Settings state lets you save and load presets for rendersettings. It can be used to execute multiple renderings with different settings with a single publish. This state is available in Houdini and Maya.
Save your renderings in different image formats
Renderings can be saved now as .jpg and .png besides .exr. Photoshop images can be exported as .exr and .psb files.
Support for audio in Maya playblasts
Playblasts in Maya can be saved as .avi or Quicktimes with audio from the timeline.
Python 3 support
Prism 1.3.0 uses Python 3.7 by default when executed standalone. Inside a DCC Prism will use the available Python version (2.7 or 3.7). Python 3 makes it possible to support modern libraries and add more advanced features in the future.