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Shortcut not initialized on contextual menus May 3, 2018, 7:46 p.m.


If I create a menu entry on a parameter in PARMmenu.xml and assign a shortcut to it, the shortcut won't work until I first right-click on the menu to make it visible.

Once it's visible my shortcut works as expected as long as the session is on.

I've submitted the bug but I'm afraid it won't be resolved soon so I was wondering if anyone had an idea on how to force the loading of a parameter menu when Houdini is launched.

Thanks for the help.


Simple light object instancing Feb. 8, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

I don't think you can instance lights in Houdini.

For the record, you can instance light in Houdini. Here is an example file and things to keep in mind.

-You need Full Point Instancing. Fast Point Instancing won't work.
-Even thought the Instance Object parameter is called “instancepath” the attribute you have to create per point is “instance”.
-You need to make sure your object containing all the instances is visible to Mantra as an object but you don't need to put it in the candidate lights. For example my workflow involves to not use Candidate Objects, I use Force Objects instead. For this reason I have to write my instance node there.
-You generally want to exclude the single light be instance from the center of the world by writing its name in “Exclude Lights”.

Hurricane on Saturn Nov. 27, 2015, 10:09 p.m.

The reason why the asset was not included was because it was for sale on Orbolt but oh well, I decided to give it. I think I sold only one in two years.

I usually make one hda per otl to better manage the versioning but since these tools are all meant to be used together it's all in the same otl.

So here it is