Show Hidden Files Thumbnails

Show Hidden Files and Thumbnails

Being a UNIX nerd, I love navigating the file system through the shell. I’m partial to the shell because this is where I learned the fundamentals of programming. It also makes me feel like I’m controlling the Matrix. Just like David Hasselhoff would. One thing in Houdini that I kept wondering about was why I couldn’t see hidden files when I had an Open Dialogue window open. This is despite having Show Hidden Files checked in the Preferences. Here is how to show hidden files and thumbnails in Houdini.

Open Sesame

I accidentally stumbled across this little gem. When you open a file or import a geometry file, if you right-click in the dialogue window you will get a few options. You can refresh, show image thumbnails and show hidden files. Bam!

Show Hidden Files and Thumbnails
Show Hidden Files and Thumbnails

How easy was that? Right under my nose! It’s the little things. I want to personally thank the developer who threw that in there! Cheers!

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I am a motion designer & developer based out of South Florida. When not designing or animating pixels, I wrangle some code. If all else fails, I watch Twilight Zone, I Love Lucy, or Three's Company reruns.