Documentation for the HDK (Houdini’s native plugin SDK) is available online.
|Welcome to Houdini||Use Edit > Open help browser at startup to control whether this page appears when Houdini starts up.|
|Shelf tools||How to use and customize the strip of icon buttons across the top of the main window.|
|Network and parameters|
|How to use the help|
|Geometry||How Houdini represents geometry and how to create and edit it.|
|Copying and instancing||You can use copies (real geometry) and instances (geometry that is only loaded or created at render time) to achieve complex effects such as crowds, flocks, and other groups.|
|Import and export||How to get scene, object, and other data in and out of Houdini.|