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HOU: How to get a networkItem's categoy/context equivalent ? Sept. 9, 2017, 1:07 a.m.

That's because a network box, or dot, or sticky note in a SOP context is indistinguishable from a network box, dot, or sticky note in an OBJ context. These things don't have “types”… I guess I'd start by asking why you need this information? If you are just trying to figure out the type of nodes that can be created in the same network as these items, you can do:

Is that what you're looking for?

Houdini 16 dopnet question for newbie Aug. 12, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

Weird. Sorry to have led you astray. My only other thought is that if you were running Houdini Core instead of Houdini FX? Houdini Core hides some tools (like DOP Networks)… Perhaps you hit the wrong Start Menu entry?

Houdini 16 dopnet question for newbie Aug. 12, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

The key is that the DOP Network was created in /obj. In your screen shot you are inside a geo object (at the SOP level). DOP Networks are Object nodes, not SOP nodes. Hope that helps.