This window allows you to save the parameters of a node. To access this window, click the gear button in the parameter editor of a node and select Save Preset.

Preset Name

The name of your new preset. This is the name that will appear in the gear menu once it is saved.

Save Preset To

The directory to save your preset to.


Makes this preset available to this file.


Makes this preset always available to the current user.

$HFS/houdini or $HFS/bin

Makes this preset available to all user accounts on the machine.

Use $HFS/houdini.

Save Preset

Saves the preset.

Saves as Permanent Defaults

Saves the preset as the default for the node.


Closes the window without saving the preset.