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.
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!
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!