To Open Floating Panel With Parameters (or other type of panel) from Shelf or Asset can be used this Python code:
node = hou.node(‘path2node’)
pane_tab = hou.ui.curDesktop().createFloatingPaneTab(hou.paneTabType.Parm)
This test made in Houdini( OpenVDB, RBD, Pyro). Render: Mantra PBR.
It’s from old project, I made setup Tank T-34: rigging, shading, procedural snow, snow simulation. Both tracks on the tank works independently and body imitate small swing when tank works. Rig is made without dynamics, only SOP and CHOP network.
Test with CG and real Tank with minimum compose
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This Guide for configure Sublime Text 2 to work with autocomplite with Houdini and PyQt4. Plus Guide is how compile and install PyQt4 for Houdini.