Tired of assigning Geo Paths into your Obj Merge Node — or connecting nodes which are miles away?

SmartOM

Next to SmartConnect (https://medium.com/@hafellner.philipp/smartconnect-a-python-tool-to-improve-your-workflow-in-houdini-a766500f8671) here comes another handy tool for you — easy to use and saves some time in working in the network editor of Houdini:

Includes -naming, -assigning action (absolute path), -positioning at the mouse cursor (if the mouse is on network view), -check if in sop network

Code

simple and handy:

How to install

  1. Create a new shelf tool
  2. Name it
  3. Copy the code of the tool into the script section
  4. Assign one single hotkey (I prefer CMD+SHIFT+D)

Things to note: activate the script by pressing the assigned hotkey one time — then the script recognizes selected nodes in the network editor

Have fun!

Creative Developer, Technical Artist, VFX Enthusiast, AR/VR Consultant at Sapera.com - https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipp-hafellner/