Houdini 20.0 Shelf tools

Location shelf tool

Emits particles from a point in all directions.

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This tool places an emitter at a point in space, and is useful for simulating explosions.

Using Location

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Place Emitter anywhere in the scene

  1. Click the Location tool on the Particles tab.

  2. Move the cursor into the scene view. You can hold ⇧ Shift to move off the construction plane.

  3. Click to place the particle system anywhere in the scene view and press Enter to confirm your selection.

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

  1. Click play to see the particles.

Place Emitter at the origin

Press ⌃ Ctrl + LMB on the Location tool on the shelf.

For specific parameter help, see the Location node help.

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.