April 18, 2022 Elena

3 amazing toolkits to work more efficiently in Houdini

For Houdini, there is a growing list of tools for you to work quickly and efficiently inside the program. From workflow plug-ins to asset libraries with massive pre-made content that you can export into Houdini and use them for your projects.

Today, iRender will introduce to you 3 amazing tools to help you with modeling, grooming and feather within Houdini. Let’s find out.


Modeler is a powerful polygonal and SubD modeling software. It is based on Houdini and gives you the power of procedural and direct modeling features. It allows you to use classic mesh modeling tools to create models, UV maps, and retopologize high-poly meshes.

Images created in Modeler by Philipp Von Preuschen

Price: $100 (Personal) – $200 (University) – $400 (Studio)


GroomBear toolkit allows you to create and modify guides/cards inside Houdini. It includes tools for both short fur and long hair.

  • Groom node has a whole range of grooming tools, not only for short fur but for long hair as well. Designed to use with a radial menu for faster workflow.
  • Brushes: mask, comb, force, shape, scatter, draw, move, copy, cut, lift, rotate, smooth, scale, clump, paint, custom, edit, swirl. Some brushes also include sub-brushes.
  • Cards node, which allows you to convert guides to template geometry (for example planes, feathers, tubes).

Requirements: Only works on Windows/Linux, Houdini 17.5.229 and up.

Price: $59 (Indie) – $159 (FX) – $499 (Studio)


Feather Tools will enable you to make birds or other feather effects in Houdini quickly and efficiently. This toolkit comes with:

  • 1hr+ Video Tutorials
  • Example Files
  • 9 HDA’s
  • 8 Feather Presets

All HDA’s are unlocked and editable. The toolkit works with 3rd party render engines.

Price: $195+ (Indie) – $495+ (FX)

For you - iRender Cloud Rendering Service

Modeler, Groom Bear, Feather Tools are three useful tools to help you improve your workflow with Houdini. But that’s the production process. Coming to the “rendering” part, you still need a stronger computer or a second workstation to work more efficiently and quickly, especially for a deadline.

iRender comes up with a solution to help you speed up your render and optimize the workflow in Houdini, that is GPU Cloud Rendering. We support both Single-GPU and Multi-GPU Rendering with Powerful Render Nodes: 1/2/4/6/8x RTX 3090 for all your needs.

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