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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/Assets 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
Update 1.07

Get Asset Handler 1.11




Release 1.11 Changelog


  • Drag and Drop HDAs from the Asset Handler to the Network View
  • Auto HDA creation with thumbnails from any Geo-Nodes
  • HDRI/Texture Import and Quickviewer
  • Auto HDA creation for Aixterior and Megascans files; auto. Shader/Material, ready to render; Mantra, Redshift, Arnold & Renderman
  • Auto Proxy/Archive creation from any Geo-Node (Redshift only)
  • Texture Handling
  • Exported Maps from Substance can added with One-Click (Metal/Roughness & Redshift only)
  • Interactive Scattering via PythonStates
  • Meta-Data, Library Searching & Versioning HDAs
  • Simple Wire Solver Implemention for Dynamic Grass and Plants (Beta)
  • Use Additional Libraries
  • Updates & Fixes (User feature requests will be implemented)


  • Houdini FX, Core, Indie or Apprentice 18.5.x
  • Python 2.7 & Python 3.7
  • Mantra, Redshift 3.x, Arnold 5.x, Renderman 24.x
  • Windows & Linux (Tested with Mint 19.3 Cinnamon and MATE)

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