A curated toolset for Houdini built to speed up your work and improve ease of use.
Every addition is detailed in the documentation.
Drag & Drop
Drag and drop groups of textures, 3D formats, and merge specific nodes from a hip into the network view.
Convert non-commercial hip files
Takes any hiplc, hipnc file and converts it to the highest license type available. For example, if you have an indie license you will get a hiplc file.
Quickly create and assign Octane, Redshift, Arnold or Mantra materials.
Assigns materials to selected OBJ/SOP nodes.
Filter into new or existing network boxes.
Apply Houdini (cog wheel) presets.
Apply to geometry selections/groups.
Loads prior selections on reopen.
Part of the 'right click' menu additions - right clicking on material nodes gives you this option. Allows you to see which OBJ/SOP/DRIVER nodes are using this material.
Selecting OBJ/SOP nodes will highlight material dependencies also - explained in the 'Highlight Rings' section.
Various SOP/DRIVER assets.
Right-Click Menu Additions
Useful scripts, available in context-specific scenarios.
An out of the box change to Houdini's network editor that highlights materials dependencies for currently selected OBJ/SOP nodes. Changing the camera in the viewport will also highlight cameras/camera switcher nodes.
Append/prepend a group of nodes to your current selection. Useful when working with a group of caches that need the same changes applied to them. Or adding a tri-planar shader to a group of textures.
Store and load Arnold, Redshift and Mantra AOV definitions in your Houdini preferences or on a server.
Organized into computer user name folders.
Saves every parameter including light groups.
Append AOVs to existing or replace.
Other UI Additions
Other Helpful Additions
Find all tools in the document.