This video is an explanation on how to navigate the 3D viewport in Houdini, by panning, zooming in and out, and tumbling around in the 3D View window. There are also a few hotkeys covered that are useful for focusing in on a selected object or seeing all objects in the scene. 


  • Scara 1 year, 7 months ago  | 

    Nice intro...."nothing to be scared of, Pete" :)

  • MarcBraun 1 year, 7 months ago  | 

    Hmm. Videos are hosted on Vimeo - they closed their service down and are out of business.

    • mpbmke 9 months, 3 weeks ago  | 

      That is definitely not true, haha.

  • Thorbear 1 year, 5 months ago  | 

    Very nice!

  • yogesh_2002 1 year, 3 months ago  | 

    when i go back to view tool or try to apply something the object becomes invincible an only visible when i hover my mouse

  • ChazS 1 year ago  | 

    The C key isn't invoking a radial menu. It's activating a snap tool instead. It's mentioned in the online doc these radial menus associate themselves to respective desktops. Specifically, it states "You can work with desktops using the >missing icon< desktops list pop-up menu at the top of the main window". There's an icon that isn't appearing when I copy and paste this statement from the online doc so please feel free to check out the first link below if you're curious about what it should look like. Anyway the invisible nature of this icon is consistent with the Houdini UI since it's not appearing anywhere in there as well. I don't see it in the above tutorial either.

    Plan B: Main menu > Windows > Desktop > Model.
    Back to the scene and hit the "c" key and A-Ha!... still nothing... well, the snap tool is still activating.

    Okay, what am I missing?

    Online docs:

    Windows 10
    Houdini Apprentice v15.5.673
    Hefty workstation with plenty of yada yada yada.
    Furniture by Ikea

    • ChazS 1 year ago  | 

      [SOLVED]. I don't know if the issue was caused by the version or if a simple reinstall would've helped, but I uninstalled v.15 and installed v.16 and the radial menu now appears. ~Cheers

  • sumet 9 months ago  | 

    Good start. I love this tutorial basic and easy.

  • johnjannone 8 months ago  | 

    Great! Here's a summary:
    Enter: place at origin
    Esc: return to view tool
    Space/Alt/Option: temporary view tool
    Space+F: zoom in on selected obj
    Space+A: show all objects
    Space+H: home (either show all objects from home angle or home to construction grid)
    Space+G: show selected obj from home angle
    Space+Ctrl: Rotate cam on its Z axis

    • dineshveliath 4 months, 1 week ago  | 

      Thanks man !

  • taha222 6 months ago  | 

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    Hello, why can not I see videos?

  • nafsbrhm 5 months ago  | 

    This going to help a lot. Thanks!

  • KenYang 4 months, 2 weeks ago  | 

    thanks, very good start~

  • RenelIsio 1 month, 3 weeks ago  | 

    Nice and Easy :)

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