Houdini 20.0 Shelf tools

Parent shelf tool

Makes the selected object’s transforms relative to a parent object.

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This tool is useful for moving several objects simultaneously.

Using Parent

  1. Click the Parent tool on the Modify or Animation tab.


    If you do not want the children objects to be transformed when you set the parent object, you must turn on the Keep position when parenting checkbox on the Transform tab of the parameter editor.

  2. Select one or more objects as the child/children object(s) and press Enter to verify your selection.

  3. Click LMB the object you would like to designate as the parent and press Enter to assign the value.

You can also do this by connecting nodes in the network editor.

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.