Houdini 19.0 Shelf tools

Set Initial Pose shelf tool

Sets the initial shape of a simulated wire object based on its current shape.

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This tool is usually used with dynamic Wire Objects such as fur. It allows you to run the simulation until gravity has naturally settled the curves, then reassign the starting point in the simulation so that you no longer see the initial effects of gravity on your objects.

Using Set Initial Pose

  1. Run the simulation for your Wire Objects and stop it at the point you want to set as the new initial pose.

  2. Click the Set Initial Pose tool from the Wires tab.

  3. Select the dynamic objects to set the initial pose for and press Enter to confirm your selection.

  4. Click back to the first frame on the animation playbar and run your simulation again to see your changes.

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.