Houdini 20.5 Shelf tools

Box shelf tool

Creates a cube or six-sided rectangular box.

Placing a Box in the viewer

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Place the box anywhere in the scene

  1. Click the Box tool on the Create tab.

  2. Move the cursor into the scene view.


    You can hold Alt to detach the box from the construction plane.

  3. Click to place the box anywhere in the scene view.

    If you press Enter without clicking, Houdini places the box at the origin.

Place the box at the origin

Press ⌃ Ctrl + on the Box tool on the shelf.


The box can be moved once it is placed by either dragging it in the scene view or changing the values in the parameter editor.

For more information, see Box handles.

See also

Shelf tools

Using the shelf

  • Customize the shelf

    How to change the look of the shelf, change and rearrange its contents, and create your own shelf tools.