Houdini 19.0 Shelf tools

Static Object shelf tool

Creates a Static Object from SOP Geometry.

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This tool is useful to use with an RBD Object, where the static object influences the RBD object. For example, a bat hitting a ball or a vase shattering on a table.

Using Static Objects

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

  2. Click the Static Object tool on the Rigid Bodies tab.

The table is the static object.


You can transform, rotate, scale, and keyframe the static object at various frames.

For specific parameter help see the Static Object dynamics node help.

Switching to the dynamics level

  1. Click the Dynamics Select Mode button on the selector and handle controls toolbar.

  2. Click LMB the static object in the scene view.

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.