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MOPs Documentation

Each MOPs node has a built-in help card that you can access through the “?” button on the Parameters pane, the same as any other Houdini node. These help cards will provide the most detailed information regarding the individual nodes.

The MOPs Wiki

The MOPs Wiki provides the best overview of what each MOPs node does, as well as installation instructions and an introduction to how MOPs works.

The MOPs Tutorial Series in the MOPs Wiki is the best place to get in-depth information on MOPs as a whole. It’s highly recommended that you start there once you get MOPs installed. Animations and example files are included!

MOPs Forums and Facebook Group

The MOPs Forums are a great place to get help from the community and MOPs developers, as is the MOPs Users Group on Facebook.

Example Files

The MOPs download contains a directory called “examples”, which has a bunch of HIP files you can take apart to see how MOPs works. New files are being added on a regular basis to show off different tips and tricks. HIP files are often the best way to learn new things in Houdini, so be sure to take a look!

Video Tutorials

There isn’t currently a series of tutorial videos for MOPs, but at Houdini HIVE Worldwide in 2020, Henry/Toadstorm goes into detail on some MOPs setups that can help show you how it can be used in production. The example files from this presentation are included in the /examples folder of MOPs as of v1.1.14.

There used to be a number of video tutorials on Vimeo, but they were all created at the time MOPs was first launched, and are now entirely deprecated. There may eventually be new videos released, but for now, the best place to find help and tutorials for MOPs is in the MOPs Wiki. If you can’t find answers there, join the forums or just ask!

Reach out!

If any of the above methods aren’t working for you, feel free to reach out directly.


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