• Arnold Renderer : Improved performance when instancing large numbers of objects. A benchmark with 1 million instances shows a 25% reduction in scene generation time.

  • Encapsulate : Fixed bugs in shader/attribute inheritance when rendering in Arnold (#3559).

  • Arnold Renderer :

    • Fixed OSLShader connections between color components.

    • Fixed hangs when instancing the output of an Encapsulate node.

  • CropWindowTool : Fixed error handling bugs.

  • ImageReader : Fixed bug which caused fileName to be evaluated in unnecessary contexts.