Houdini 20.0 Shelf tools

Ripple shelf tool

Generates ripples by displacing points along the up direction specified.

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This tool is useful for creating rippling water.

Using Ripple in the viewer

  1. Select the points for the ripple.


    This tool works well when there are many points selected. If you are placing a ripple on a grid, increase the rows and columns.

  2. Click the Ripple tool on the Deform tab.

  3. Use the Frequency, Height, and Wave Decay parameters to create the ripple.


    The wave decay default setting is very high. Decrease its value for a more visible ripple effect.

For specific parameter node help see the Ripple 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.