houdini

Houdini is a popular tool for game development and 3D animation. This 3D animation software is designed around a node-based workflow. The procedural modeling approach of Houdini allows you to alter the entire model and to quickly generate complex geometries at a constant level of quality by changing individual parameters (nodes). From carefully sculpted terrain maps to varied spaceship corridors – almost everything can be generated procedurally.

All the procedural tools in Houdini can be animated in 3D from the shelf. This 3D animation software has a solution for about every challenge in the book: For instance, you can do complex crowd simulations that encompass controls for the crowd’s layout, collision avoidance, terrain adaption, and more. Another specialty of Houdini is the procedurally generated fluids and particles that lend further realism to your 3D animations. Both biped and quadruped 3D characters can be set up for 3D animation easily and quickly with the auto-rig tool, thus eliminating the need to perform this critical task manually. Create anatomically convincing 3D animations with the muscle simulation pipeline built into this 3D animation software.

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07 Nov 2021

The Best Multi GPU Cloud Rendering for Redshift

Maxon Redshift integrates perfectly with many industry leading 3D design applications making it an ideal choice for architects, product designers…

Houdini is one of the most famous 3D software which artists and studios often use in many fields, because of its convenience. It always develops many tools you will ever need to use in the core of the Houdini’s functionality, which saves time and money. Today, let’s explore some of the coolest tools it has.
26 Oct 2021

Some cool tools for Houdini you need to know

Houdini is one of the most famous 3D software which artists and studios often use in many fields, because of its…

We all know that Houdini is a node-based workflow. You will build scenes using networks of nodes. When working, there will be some networks you want to reuse, without getting started from scratch. With Houdini Digital Asset, you can save that network into a reusable custom node, or digital asset.
19 Oct 2021

Introduction to Houdini Digital Asset (HDA)

We all know that Houdini is a node-based workflow. You will build scenes using networks of nodes. When working, there…

On 13th October 2021, SideFX has released the Houdini 19 Sneak Peek. It shows many new features and improvements compared to old versions. Houdini artists now will have access to significant developments and enhancements of KineFX, Muscles & Tissue, Crowds, Solaris, Karma, Modeling, Pyro FX, FLIP Fluids, Vellum, RBD Destruction, FEM, Grooming, PDG, and more. In this article, we will provide you a list of new things.
17 Oct 2021

Overview of Houdini 19 new features and improvements

On 13th October 2021, SideFX has released the Houdini 19 Sneak Peek. It shows many new features and improvements compared…

Solaris is a suite of look development, layout and lighting tools that enables artists to create USD-based scene graphs that go from asset creation to final render in Houdini. Solaris integrates with USD's HYDRA Imaging Framework for access to a wide range of render engines such as the new SideFX Karma,* Pixar RenderMan, Autodesk Arnold, Maxon Redshift, AMD ProRender and more. Solaris is released as part of Houdini 18 in late 2019. It will be available in every edition of Houdini.
12 Oct 2021

Solaris – New and powerful visual workflow for Houdini

Solaris is a suite of look development, layout and lighting tools that enables artists to create USD-based scene graphs that…

Houdini provides a powerful set of tools when it comes to simulating fluids. However, it's always a challenge to make fluids look realistic, especially for broadcast work. In this article, let's explore some hacks from FuseFX artist Kevin Pinga, to create faster, more flexible FLIP fluid simulations.
02 Oct 2021

10 tricks for better Houdini FLIP fluid simulations

Houdini provides a powerful set of tools when it comes to simulating fluids. However, it’s always a challenge to make…

Houdini is 3D software from SideFX, which utilizes a node-based, procedural approach to provide digital artists with a remarkable level of power, flexibility and control. To use Houdini on our iRender server, you will need to add your license to our machine. In this article, we will instruct you how to release the Houdini license on your machine and transfer it to our server.
28 Sep 2021

How to use Houdini license on iRender

Houdini is 3D software from SideFX, which utilizes a node-based, procedural approach to provide digital artists with a remarkable level…

There is a big challenge in working in Houdini with a team, it's to replicate your effects efficiently. And when your artists work on the same shot sequence and duplicate builds shot-per-shot, the challenge is even bigger as your Houdini builds can become complex. To help you improve this problem, Houdini expert Kate Xagoraris shares some tips of careful organization and forward-thinking. Let's discover her tips about Houdini setups, maintain consistency, and make better work, faster.
21 Sep 2021

Some tips to help your team’s Houdini FX builds work more efficiently

There is a big challenge in working in Houdini with a team, it’s to replicate your effects efficiently. And when…

Houdini and Maya are two of the most famous 3D software which artists and studios often use in many fields. They both have different things to offer, and in this article, let’s compare them. We will try to give you an overview of key different between them, and what these two are capable of.
18 Sep 2021

Houdini vs Maya: which one is better?

Houdini and Maya are two of the most famous 3D software which artists and studios often use in many fields.…

Like many high-end tool for 3D, VFX, Houdini has a lot of versions to choose. Only counting commercial versions of Houdini, Sidefx provides you four. The other two are for educational purposes; Houdini Education and Houdini Apprentice. So, what is the best version for your own purpose? Let’s explore them to find yourself a most suitable one.
14 Sep 2021

Overview of Houdini’s 5 versions

Like many high-end tool for 3D, VFX, Houdini has a lot of versions to choose. Only counting commercial versions of…

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