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Add tools to shelf from external file

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Hey guys!
I was wondering if it is possible (and if so, how to) add tools to a shelf from a file on disk.
I have written some custom tools on my other computer and stored each tool to a separate .shelf file on disk and I thought it would be a simple manner to add these tools back into a custom shelf on another computer but it does not seem to be the case.
Dragging and dropping the .shelf file onto the shelf does not recreate the shelf tool and I cannot see the tool in the list of tools in the "Edit Shelf Tab > Tools" window.

Any ideas? Do the .shelf files have to be in a specific folder on disk? The folder I currently use is the "toolbars" folder where the other shelves are stored.

Thanks for the read,

Stay safe out there!

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Make a folder with your .shelf file (the one you have in $HOME/toolbar) and put this in the houdini.env :

HOUDINI_TOOLBAR_PATH = "D:/Path/To/My_Houdini_Tools/Shelves";&

In theory it should work;

Or you can copy your .shelf file in the /toolbar folder in $HOME.

 

Cheers, 

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Posted (edited)
On 7/28/2020 at 8:33 AM, DonRomano said:

Make a folder with your .shelf file (the one you have in $HOME/toolbar) and put this in the houdini.env :


HOUDINI_TOOLBAR_PATH = "D:/Path/To/My_Houdini_Tools/Shelves";&

In theory it should work;

Or you can copy your .shelf file in the /toolbar folder in $HOME.

 

Cheers, 

Ah... soooo this is awkward.
The answer was a combination of this and me misreading the list...
I put my initials MB in front of all my tools names, but not in the label and I have been looking at the label section of the "Edit shelf > Tools" list.

Thanks for the reply, sorry for the confusion :lol:

Edited by underscoreus
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