How do I set permanent defaults?

The defaults of an asset define what settings/parameters are set upon opening. Meaningful defaults can help users interact with an asset and avoid confusion.

  • - On a fresh version of your asset, set the controls to the settings you want to be set as default.
  • - In the Parameters pane, click the gear icon and select Save as Permanent Defaults. This will create an IDX file named after your asset in the directory $HOME/houdini12.0/presets/Objects/.
  • - Right click on your asset and select Type Properties... > Extra Files. Add the IDX file with the section name "Presets" and click Accept.

The defaults are now embedded in your asset and should appear upon opening.