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2 arbitrary houdini 5.5 questions...

1. how do you change the default setting of listing only FIVE most recent items in Houdini menus?

2. Is it possible to list only the objects that should NOT cast a shadow ... in the light object parameters? eg. Something that would tell houdini to cast shadows from "everything EXCEPT" geo1.... instead of listing all the objects that should cast a shadow.

thanks.

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Hi,

You can change the number of most recent items under Main Preferences -> Tool Menu -> Tool History Length.

As for your second question, you could try "* ^geo1", there was something like that mentioned in the sidefx lighting 1-3 videos IIRC, but I'm not sure about that.

Cheers,

Jens

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Hi mirage,

With regards to your second question, you can also use Object Groups. Select all the objects you want to cast shadows, type 'Shift+g' and rename the group from 'group1' to 'shadow', for example. Then in the Light's shadowmask parameter, set it to be "@shadow" (without the quotes please). The "@" symbol is necessary and must precede a group name.

Please read the manual for more information about grouping in Houdini and it is definitely most useful.

Cheers!

steven

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