Houdini 19.5 Shelf tools

Solid object shelf tool

Creates a solid finite element (FEM) object that is not very elastic and does not fracture.

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This tool creates a Solid Object node in the current simulation and sets it up to import from the selected object. See solid (FEM) simulation for more information.

Creating a solid object

  1. Select the geometry to convert to a solid object.

  2. On the Solid tab, click the Solid Object tool.


Once you convert geometry to a solid object, you can only transform, rotate, and scale it at the first frame.

For parameter help see the Solid Object node help.

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.