Houdini Indie

Independent animators and game creators are the lifeblood of the entertainment industry. With Houdini Indie, they now have access to a comprehensive set of procedural tools and assets to help them experiment, innovate, and create! Houdini Indie makes all of Houdini’s animation and VFX tools available under an indie license to animators and game makers who want to use Houdini during the incubation stage of their business.





Independent animators and game creators are the lifeblood of the entertainment industry. With Houdini Indie, they now have access to a comprehensive set of procedural tools and assets to help them experiment, innovate, and create!

by Kim Davidson | President and CEO | SideFX

INDIE LICENSE

Commercial usage of Houdini Indie is limited to following:

  • The annual gross revenue of commercial entities and contracting entities does not exceed $100K USD
  • Commercial entities and contracting entities can purchase a maximum of 3 Houdini Indie and 3 Houdini Engine licenses
  • Houdini Indie cannot be used in the same pipeline as commercial versions of Houdini
  • Houdini Indie uses its own file format for saving scenes and assets
  • It is restricted to 1920x1080 when rendering out animations
  • Houdini Indie works with the following third party renderers: RenderMan, Arnold and OctaneRender. Redshift, V-ray and Maxwell Render will be supported in the future.

Please refer to the EULA [End User License Agreement] for specific details regarding these restrictions.

HOUDINI ENGINE

Your Houdini Indie license can be used to run Houdini Indie in batch mode or to load Houdini Digital Assets into other content creation apps such as Autodesk® Maya,® Cinema 4D, and 3DS Max® [coming soon], or game editors such as Unity® and UE4® . Houdini Digital Assets can be accessed from the Orbolt Smart 3D Asset Store or created in Houdini Indie for sharing with other artists.

FREE Houdini Engine Indie is a standalone licence that can be used on another computer to either run the Houdini Engine inside other apps or run in batch mode to generate distributed renderings and simulations. 

Houdini Engine Indie comes with its own Mantra token.