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Asset Handler – Houdini Python Panel

Asset Handler is a Python Panel for SideFX Houdini that allows easy creation and access HDAs from a Library.

00:07 HDAs General Handling
01:57 HDRI
02:30 RS-Proxies
03:30 Aixterior Assets & Scattering
09:15 Megascans Assets
11:23 Examples

Get Asset Handler 1.06




Release 1.06 Changelog


  • Drag and Drop HDAs from the Panel to the Network View
  • Auto HDA creation with Thumbnails
  • HDRI & Viewer
  • Auto Asset creation for Aixterior and Megascans files (supports 3d, 3dplants, atlas & surface). It has an auto. Shader/Material, ready to render. Supports Mantra, Redshift (incl. ACES) & Arnold.
  • Auto Proxy/Archive creation (Redshift only)
  • Interactive Scattering HDA via PythonStates
  • Scattering with Physics Painter HDA via PythonStates
  • Meta-Data, Library Searching & Versioning HDAs
  • Simple Wire Solver Implemention for Dynamic Grass and Plants (Beta)
  • Use Additional Libraries
  • Updates & Fixes


  • Houdini FX, Core, Indie or Apprentice 18.5.x with Python 2.7
  • Mantra or/and Redshift 3.x or/and Arnold 5.x
  • Windows or Linux (Tested with Mint 19.3 Cinnamon and MATE)

Python & HDA files are uncompiled & unlocked. Ready for own Modifications.

Further Development 1.x:

  • Multi Meta Data Authoring
  • Textures
  • Arnold, Mantra Archive/Proxy Integration
  • USD, Solaris
  • Simple Scatter/Distribution .hda(s)
  • Simple RBD Tree Solver Implemention
  • Substance Integration
  • Easy Update functionality
  • Python 3.7 Support
  • (Octane, Renderman, V-Ray auto. Shader/HDRI)