Nodevember is a yearly event to encourage and promote procedural art. The perfect fit for Houdini artists, SideFX is pleased to be participating in this industry-wide event.

The prompts are shown below! Get inspired to make intriguing procedural creations every day during the month of November!

Nodevember is a challenge, not a contest. No matter your field or skill level, any and all node-based/procedural creations are welcome!

In fact, Nodevember is a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself to learn new things and advance your procedural abilities, or to just show off your node wizardry.

Participating is simple:

  • Create awesome procedural stuff inspired by the prompt each day.
  • Post your result, along with a screenshot of your nodes, on social media.
  • Tag your post with #nodevember and #nodevember2020 (and #Houdini) so that everyone can see it.
There is also a Nodevember Forum on the SideFX website in case you want to share your entries with the Houdini community in addition to social media.

The exact limit of what is procedural depends on your field and skill level, so we encourage you to define your own boundaries and goals at the beginning of the month.

These are suggested boundaries for popular fields:


  • No manual sculpting/modelling.
  • Basic primitives only.
  • No nodes that load external data.


  • No image textures.
  • No nodes that load external data.
  • For an extra challenge, use only procedural lighting (no HDRIs).

Music/sound synthesis:

  • No samples or recordings.
  • No nodes that load external data.
  • Basic oscillators only (no wavetables).

But in the end it's up to you to set your own personal challenge, and decide how far you want to push yourself.

And above all, have fun!

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