[Sidefx-houdini-list] Node Organization tools and tips

steven ong steve_nong at pointy.tv
Sat Nov 10 12:42:33 EST 2007


You can group SOPs in the network pane by making your selection then 
type Shift+g. This will open the Group List. You can type 'x' to open 
the Group List too. In the H9 RMB menu, it's Viewing Controls > Show 
Groups. The Group List has been around for a long long time but not 
really shown in tutorials.

Not sure which version you're using but the GUI in H9 is not too 
polished at the moment. To get you started, a quick help:

The darker yellow button is to de-select the grouped SOPs while the 
brighter one is to select. The darker & brighter pink buttons toggle the 
Template flag while the grey & yellow buttons toggle the Bypass flag of 
the grouped SOPs.

Try them out & hopefully they might make your life better. :)


gravatar at gravatonia.com wrote:
> Hi guys,
>     I have an odd question for you.  Is there a way to assign a grid or
> image to the background of a network pane.  That might sound like an odd
> thing to want, but having a scalable grid would make my life a lot easier
> right now.  I have (almost done now) created a figure composed entirely of
> particle flows.  I have over 200 force nodes in my legs subnet alone that I
> have to sometimes tweak in a mirrored fashion, (but not always, so
> referencing the channel is out.)  Having a scalable grid that I could
> toggle off and on would be very helpful for organizing the 500 or so groups
> of nodes in this subnet.  Any ideas on how to do this would be appreciated.
> Also, I don't suppose there is a way of selecting a node via a selection
> set in the view pane now a days.  There did not used to be, but a ton has
> changed over the last two versions and I might have missed that one.  Never
> really needed it before this project.  That's about it.  Oh, one last
> thing, I am aware of the auto align node and, like many automated tools for
> 3d packages, I have had less than stellar luck with it with complex groups
> of nodes like I am currently working on.  Thanks for the suggestions in
> advance.
> Grav
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