Efficiency is the name of the game. The faster you can work, the quicker you can get to watching some Six Million dollar Man reruns. One complaint you hear from new Houdini users is the jumping back and forth between networks gets old fast. Houdini 16 introduced a new way to navigate your networks through a system called Quickmarks. In a nutshell, you are just setting bookmarks for each network view you are in and by calling a hotkey, you can quickly jump to it. I hadn’t been using them until recently but now I can’t stop using them. So here is a #QuickTip on how to speed up your workflow with Quickmarks in Houdini.
Setting A Quickmark
You can set up to 5 quickmarks. In order to set a quickmark, navigate to the network view you wish to have a quickmark on and hit
ctrl + 1, 2, 3, 4, or
5. Now all you have to do is hit the numbers
1, 2, 3, 4, or
5 to jump to that particular view. If you want to quickly jump back and forth between two views, hit the hotkey
Side Effects also has a video tutorial on quickmarks if you want some more info on them.