Houdini 20.0 Shelf tools

Waveform shelf tool

Creates a waveform shape out of surface geometry

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This tool creates a wave shape in your geometry. It is useful for creating a moving wave in a particle fluid simulation. You can change the orientation and shape of the wave by using the handles in the viewport.


This tool works well with Sculpted Particle Fluid.

Using Waveform

  1. Click the Waveform tool on the Deform shelf tab.

  2. Select a fluid surface object and press Enter to complete your selection.


The blue arrow indicates the direction the wave will move in the particle fluid simulation.

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.