Sunday, July 7, 2013

GJ Isolate Selection ( Houdini )

Here is another utiliy: Isolate selection for Houdini


This python script allows the user to isolate an object ( by hiding all others ). Then to display back the objects when you exit the isolate mode.
The script keeps in memory which nodes were displayed or hidden before the isolate process. ( it uses a hou.session python module ).

Python Script for Houdini

How to use:

- Copy the .py file in "C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini XX.X.xxx\python26\lib" or whatever python folder used by Houdini
- Create a new tool in a shelf: Right-clic -> new tool
- In tab "Script" write these two lines:

import IsolateSelection
reload(IsolateSelection)

Select an object to isolate that object by a clic on the tool just created, clic again on that tool to display back all other nodes.