Houdini 16.5 Reference Windows

Aliases and Variables window

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This window lets you:

Aliases

This tab lists command aliases available in the textport.

To...Do this

Edit an alias

  • Click the alias and edit the definition in the Expansion box.

Create a new alias

  1. Type the alias name in the Alias box.

  2. Type the definition in the Expansion box.

  3. Press Enter.

Delete an alias

  • Click the alias and press ⌦ Del.

Variables

This tab lists all environment variables currently defined in Houdini.

To...Do this

Edit a variable

  • Click the variable and edit the definition in the Value box.

Define a new variable

  1. Type the variable name in the Alias box.

  2. Type the value in the Value box.

  3. Press Enter.

Delete a variable

  • Click the variable and press ⌦ Del.

Expressions

This tab lists currently defined custom expression functions . This lets you define new, higher-level functions from the functions provided with Houdini.

To...Do this

Edit a function

  1. Click the function in the list on the left.

  2. Edit the definition.

  3. Click Apply Changes.

Create a new function

  1. Type the variable name in the name box at the bottom.

  2. Press Enter

  3. Edit the definition.

  4. Click Apply Changes.

Edit a function in my default editor

  1. Click the function in the list on the left.

  2. Click Edit.

  3. Edit the function, save, and exit your editor.

Delete a function

  • Click the function in the list on the left and press ⌦ Del.

Textport button

Opens a textport window.

Execute button

Runs the selected command in the Aliases tab.

Windows