How do I use the author tools asset?

To simplify the upload process, we have developed an asset called Author Tools. Author Tools makes meeting the technical requirements easier by automating some of the more complex tasks, such as encapsulating your asset and compiling all your materials.

To use Author Tools, download the asset from the store and in Houdini select the node in the network. In the Parameters pane, click install. You will be notified once the tools have been installed that you need to restart Houdini for the changes to take effect. Once Houdini is restarted, the options 'Encapsulate Asset' and 'Compile Materials' should be available upon right-clicking an asset.