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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.

Material Creation


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.

Material Management


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.

Digital Assets


Various SOP/DRIVER assets.

Right-Click Menu Additions​

Useful scripts, available in context-specific scenarios.

Highlight Rings

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 Copied​


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.

AOV Manager


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.


2012 - 2020 ​ Ewan Davidson