Welcome to Houdini
Use Edit > Open help browser at startup to control whether this page appears when Houdini starts up.
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
How to create and edit geometry.
How to use and customize lights.
Houdini Object Model
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.