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Houdini 18 Backport
Posted on Jun 18, 2020

    Houdini 18 Backport

    With Houdini's daily build program, features under development for the next major release can become candidates for backporting. With the latest Houdini 18 Build 499, there are a number of production-ready features that are being made available early. Here is a roundup of these new features along with a list of general enhancements that have been added since the H18 release.


    Read more about it here.

    Image by Werner Ziemerink.

Control | Remedy Entertainment
Posted on Jun 11, 2020

    Control | Remedy Entertainment

    Johannes Richter, Principal VFX Artist at Remedy Entertainment takes us through the creation of 'reactive environments' in the game Control where the gamer essentially has the ability to smash their surroundings into pieces, and more.


    Read more and watch the video here.



Houdini and The Lion King
Posted on Jun 10, 2020

    Houdini and The Lion King

    This photo-real world saw MPC Film rely on several tools and techniques, including SideFX Houdini for procedurally building environments, for helping to simulate the fur of many of the film’s animals, and for simulating certain naturalistic phenomena such as water, fire and dust. Members of MPC Film’s team break down where Houdini fit in those various areas of The Lion King’s production.


    Read more here.

    Image by MPC Film

Houdini HIVE Worldwide has arrived!
Posted on May 21, 2020

    Houdini HIVE Worldwide has arrived!

    The Houdini HIVE Worldwide event brought together Industry experts and SideFX staff to present on a wide range of educational topics. The goal in each case is to explore how Houdini and its procedural node-based workflow can be applied to the work you do on a daily basis.


    Read more and watch the videos here.



The Art of Houdini Tests
Posted on Apr 28, 2020

    The Art of Houdini Tests

    If you look around the web - on Youtube or Vimeo, on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook - there’s a wealth of effects artists posting their latest Houdini tests and R&D projects. Some of these are for specific projects. On some the artist is trying out a new feature or technique. And of course some of them are just for fun.


    Read more about it here.



Houdini HIVE Worldwide
Posted on Apr 28, 2020

    Houdini HIVE Worldwide

    On May 18-21, 2020. Join us for four days of online learning! Industry experts will be providing educational presentations on how Houdini and its procedural node-based workflow is applicable to the work you do every day. Explore techniques used by top studios and artists to meet a wide variety of production challenges.


    Read more about it here.

    Image by ALEXANDER WEIDE

Game Jam 2020 | Houdini Contest Winners
Posted on Apr 13, 2020

    Game Jam 2020 | Houdini Contest Winners

    Global Game Jam celebrated its 12th year in 2020 and once again claimed the title of “Biggest Game Jam Ever”! Teams had 48 hours to make a game based on the theme of "Repair" and over 48,000 game jammers participated to make thousands of games at 934 sites in 118 different countries. SideFX sponsored Global Game Jam for the fifth year in a row and made Houdini Indie licenses available to the game jammers for their game development.


    Read more about it here.

Embedded Licensing for Studios
Posted on Apr 02, 2020

    Embedded Licensing for Studios

    There are situations when studios do not allow internet usage. Can we still use the studio version of an asset without having connection at our workstations? The answer is Yes! Embedded Licensing for Studios provides the ease of use without the need to authenticate when unable to.

    Studios version can be used for all purposes and allows usage over multiple machines.

    Copy protected Studio versions do not need to be logged in when using the asset.



Houdini HIVE GameDev - GDC Online
Posted on Apr 02, 2020

    Houdini HIVE GameDev - GDC Online

    If you haven't checked it out, SideFX brought the GDC HIVE Online via Youtube. The first two days were filled with educational and inspiring presentations by both SideFX technical experts and industry professionals.
    Watch the videos here
    Image Courtesy of DANTE METAPHOR


COVID-19 Update
Posted on Mar 18, 2020

    COVID-19 Update

    To the Houdini Community,

    Like all of you, we’ve been monitoring the evolving global impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are taking the situation very seriously, and have taken steps here at SideFX to safe-guard our customers, staff and partners. Our team is well-equipped with online systems and processes to continue to service you throughout these unprecedented times.

    Regarding the use of Houdini, we want to make sure that everyone’s use and enjoyment of it stays as smooth as possible during these challenging times. Here are a few of the ways we’re making sure that happens:


    Read more here
    Image Courtesy of PAVEL PETRIKOV

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