Posted by: Jeff | 2016/12/20

Houdini: Floating Parameters Dialog

This is a simple XML code to move the Parameters menu outside the sub-menu “Parameters and Channels”.


Parameters Menu Item


The current location of the menu (as of H15.5.637) can often be found by right clicking on a node.

Since I often select this menu item, it would be less cumbersome to just have it at the top level.. Not inside the sub-menu.


  1. Create a file named $HOME/OPmenu.xml
  2. Be sure that it is at the $HOME folder. In Windows, this can be located at the Documents/Houdini X.X folder.
  3. Write this code inside the xml:
        <modifyItem id="opmenu.parameters">
  4. Restart Houdini. The right click menu now looks like this:
  • Former Houdini versions did have this menu at the top level.

Download OPmenu.xml File (via Dropbox)


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