Houdini 20.0 Shelf tools

Paint Capture Layer shelf tool

Interactively changes bone or metaball capture weights by painting your geometry.

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This is useful to interactively modify capture weights. It allows you to manually paint the capture weights of your geometry.

Using Paint Capture Layer

  1. Click the Paint Capture Layer tool on the Characters tab.

  2. Select the geometry to paint and press Enter to confirm your selection.

  3. Click ⌃ Ctrl + MMB the bone to select the capture region.

  4. Drag the brush over the surface to paint it.


You can modify the Radius and Opacity on the operations toolbar.

For specific parameter help see the Paint Capture Layer 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.