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This window allows you to manually edit the titles and contents of shelves. To access this window, click the click RMB the shelf you want to edit and select Edit Shelf.


If you want to create a new shelf to add custom buttons, you must first create a new blank shelf.

Options tab


The unique internal name of the shelf. This name is usually a short version of the Label with no spaces. If you are not scripting or sharing the shelf, you can leave this as the default name.


The title of the shelf. This is the name that appears on the tab in Houdini.


This list shows every tool in Houdini. Select the tools to add to the shelf by clicking the name. You can unselect a selected tool by clicking it again. Tools which will be added to the shelf are highlighted orange. Click Accept when you are finished.