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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Integration
    1. Important Files
    2. Version
  3. Fundamentals
    1. Environment Variables
    2. Strings
    3. Return Codes and Error Strings
    4. Initialization and Cleanup
    5. Saving a HIP File
  4. Sessions
    1. Introduction
  5. Assets
    1. Asset Library Files
    2. Instantiation
    3. Cooking
    4. Transforms
  6. Licensing
    1. License Requirements
    2. License Checks
  7. Objects, Geos, and Parts
    1. Objects
    2. Geos
    3. Parts
  8. Attributes
    1. About Houdini Attributes
    2. Query Attribute Information
    3. Getting Attribute Values
    4. Adding Attributes
    5. Setting Attribute Values
  9. Nodes
    1. Nodes Basics
    2. Create, Delete, Connect Nodes
  10. Parameters
    1. Query Parameter Info
    2. Getting Values
    3. Setting Values
    4. Incremental Updates
    5. Formatting and Display
    6. Choice Lists
    7. MultiParms
    8. Presets
  11. Asset Inputs
    1. Exposing Inputs
    2. Marshalling Geometry Into Houdini
    3. Marshalling Detail Attributes
    4. Marshalling Point Clouds
    5. Connecting Assets
  12. Curves
    1. The Curve Asset
    2. Curve Output
    3. Curve Marshalling
  13. Volumes
    1. Querying
    2. Positioning
    3. Volume Output
    4. Volume Marshalling
  14. Instancing
    1. Packed Primitives
    2. Instance OBJ
  15. Groups
    1. About Houdini Groups
    2. Query Group Information
    3. Adding Groups
  16. Materials
    1. Materials Introduction
    2. Get Material Assignments
    3. Rendering to Image
    4. Extracting Images
      1. Image Manipulation
      2. Image File Formats
      3. Image Planes
      4. Image Extraction
    5. Material Updates
  17. Time
    1. Global Time
    2. Timeline Options
  18. Handles
  19. Intermediate Asset Results
  20. Animation Curves
  21. Dynamics Simulations
    1. Start Time
    2. Simple Asset
    3. Center Pivot
    4. Working with External Geometry
    5. Outputting the Result to Host
  22. Loading a Hip File
  23. Creating Assets From Python
  24. Caching
    1. Houdini Caches
    2. Geometry Caching
      1. Geometry Files
      2. Geometry Buffers
  25. Utility Functions
  26. Full Source Samples
    1. Asset Inputs Samples
    2. Curves Samples
    3. Groups Sample
    4. Materials Sample
    5. Node Creation Sample
    6. Objects, Geos, and Parts Sample
    7. Packed Primitives Sample
    8. Parameters Sample