Houdini 19.0 Reference

APIs

Lists all the reference documentation for the ways you can program Houdini.

Subtopics

HOM

  • Houdini Python API

    Module containing all the sub-modules, classes, and functions to access Houdini.

HScript

VEX

PDG

HAPI

HQueue

  • HQueue Remote Python API

    You can connect to the HQueue server over the network and call functions to manipulate and query jobs and other information.

HDK

HWEBSERVER

Reference

User interface

  • Menus

    Explains each of the items in the main menus.

  • Viewers

    Viewer pane types.

  • Panes

    Documents the options in various panes.

  • Windows

    Documents the options in various user interface windows.

Programming

  • Expression functions

    Expression functions let you compute the value of parameters.

  • Expression cookbook

    Tips and tricks for writing expressions to accomplish various effects.

  • Python scripting

    How to script Houdini using Python and the Houdini Object Model.

  • VEX

    VEX is a high-performance expression language used in many places in Houdini, such as writing shaders.

  • HScript commands

    HScript is Houdini’s legacy scripting language.

  • hwebserver

    Functions and classes for running a web server inside a graphical or non-graphical Houdini session.

Command line

Guru level

Plugin installation

  • Houdini packages

    How to write and combine multiple environment variable definition files for different plug-ins, tools, and add-ons.

Houdini Engine