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Introducing WetaH
Posted on Aug 23, 2021
    Houdini 18.5 HIVE

    WETA DIGITAL Joins Forces with SideFX!

    Weta Digital, one of the world’s premiere visual effects studios, announced together with its partner SideFX, a new software service combining Weta’s proprietary tools within SideFX’s award-winning Houdini application. The WetaH partnership will enable unprecedented levels of creativity, allowing artists to take advantage of the deep integration between Houdini and Weta Digital’s award-winning technology.


    Read more about it here.



Houdini HIVE Siggraph 2021
Posted on Aug 12, 2021
    Houdini Hive Siggraph 2021

    Houdini HIVE Siggraph 2021

    Join us on August 10 at the Houdini HIVE SIGGRAPH for a full day of educational presentations. Register for SIGGRAPH and join these talks as they are being presented while interacting with fellow attendees. The HIVE presentations cover a range of topics including creature FX, USD and fractals.


    Read more about it here.



The Dawning
Posted on Feb 02, 2021
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    The Dawning

    Check out this amazing SideFX animated short utilizing Houdini 18.5 which introduces KineFX, a character toolset designed to provide a procedural foundation for retargeting, motion editing, and in future releases, rigging and animation. Set in the geometry context, these new workflows make rigging a fast, plug-and-play experience with unlimited flexibility and caching capabilities.


    Watch the animated short here.



Absolute Post
Posted on Jan 19, 2021
    Absolute Post

    Absolute Post

    Check out this feature where they discuss with SideFX about their recent work creating electricity effects for a Maserati ad, generating greeble-like transition effects in an Adidas ad that depict a real world environment changing to a virtual environment, and lastly how they created turbulent river rapids for an episode of the Outlander television series.


    Watch the feature here.



Epic Games Invests in SideFX
Posted on Nov 20, 2020
    Epic Games Invests in SideFX

    Epic Games Invests in SideFX

    Exciting news!


    Epic Games is now a minority investor in SideFX. In Epic, SideFX gains a strong partner whose passion for the industry closely aligns with them.


    Read more about it here.

    Forum discussion is here.


Houdini HIVE - Education Edition
Posted on Nov 10, 2020
    Houdini HIVE - Education Edition

    Houdini HIVE - Education Edition

    The Houdini HIVE Education Edition brings together students and faculty to showcase a variety of techniques used to create quality CG artwork in schools around the world. The Houdini Education Program is honoured to support these institutions as they educate young artists and congratulates them for their hard work.


    Read more about it here.

    Artwork courtesy of Sylvain Gaussens

Houdini 18.5 Released
Posted on Oct 23, 2020
    Houdini 18.5 Released - What's new

    Houdini 18.5 Released

    Houdini 18.5 introduces KineFX - a procedural character solution designed to make motion editing and retargeting easier and more flexible - interactive brush tools for Vellum cloth, wires and soft bodies, a minimal solve for fast PyroFX sims, key enhancements to Solaris such as a Snapshot Gallery and much more.


    Read more about it here.

    Artwork courtesy of Adam Swaab

Houdini 18.5 HIVE
Posted on Oct 23, 2020
    Houdini 18.5 HIVE

    Houdini 18.5 HIVE

    To celebrate the release of Houdini 18.5, SideFX is pleased to bring two days of presentations by artists and developers highlighting many of the new features. This includes such topics as KineFX, gamedev, modeling, environments, PyroFX and CFX.


    Read more about it here.

    Artwork courtesy of Adam Swaab

THE HOUDINI GAME JAM WINNERS! 2020
Posted on Oct 14, 2020

    THE HOUDINI GAME JAM WINNERS!

    SideFX recently held its first ever game jam where participants had one week to use Houdini to build games based on the theme “Don’t Panic!” Over 80 people game jammed, either in teams or alone, to create 47 fun and unique games. All of the games made during the game jam can be viewed (including information about how Houdini was used), downloaded, and played for free on the Houdini Game Jam submissions page on Itch.


    Read more about it here.

Project Blue Book - Stormborn Studios
Posted on Oct 06, 2020
    Project Blue Book - sailor in storm scene

    Project Blue Book - Stormborn Studios

    Check out this elaborate project summary that talks about their Global Collaboration, how they used the Houdini Ocean toolkit and much more!


    Read more about it here.

    Image courtesy of Stormborn Studios

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