Change Houdini Splash Screen

You always wanted to change the Houdini Splash Screen? Here is how:

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custom Houdini Splash Screen

Changing Houdini’s Splash Screen is really simple:

  1. Browse to your Houdini Packages Folder. Usually the path looks something like this: “C:/Users/USERNAME/Documents/houdini18.5/packages”. If there is no packages folder in there, just create a new one.
  2. Create a new .json file and call it whatever you want (e.g. splash_screen.json) in the packages folder and open it in your favorite text editor.
  3. Paste the following code and replace the path to point to your image:
{
    "env":
    [
        {
            "HOUDINI_SPLASH_FILE": "C:/path/to/your/image.jpg"
        },
        {
            "HOUDINI_SPLASH_MESSAGE": "Version: $(HOUDINI_VERSION)"
        }
    ]
}

The “HOUDINI_SPLASH_FILE” variable tells Houdini where it should look for the image to be used as the splash screen and the “HOUDINI_SPLASH_MESSAGE” is the little message that appears on the bottom of the splash screen. In this case we use the $(HOUDINI_VERSION) to display the current Houdini version. A custom splash screen can be really useful when using different Houdini versions and configurations for various projects.