Houdini for Apple Silicon now Gold

Posted Feb. 22, 2023

SideFX is excited to announce the gold release of the Houdini Apple Silicon build to coincide with the H19.5.534 production build. The Houdini Apple Silicon build is built natively for macOS arm64 so Mac users can take full advantage of the power of Apple silicon M1 and M2 chips.

The Apple Silicon build will now have regular daily builds and production builds moving forward and will no longer be designated as a tech preview. Houdini for macOS on Intel computers continues to be supported. The forum for Apple Silicon beta will be closed and all inquiries can go to other Houdini forums.

Houdini screen grabs can be found in this recent Apple video introducing the new MacBook Pro and Mac mini:


  • ChristopherRutledge 1 month ago  | 

    woohoo!! congrats on the release SideFX! Have been using the preview for a while and its absolutely fantastic on my M1 Air. This is very promising.

  • sda502 1 month ago  | 

    Medal supported?

  • Paolo Ricaldone 1 month ago  | 

    Thanks !!!

  • neshamota 1 month ago  | 

    guys, it's definitely gold! I've been using the "Alpha Preview" for this whole time, and it's simply mind-blowing on M1 Max, really comparable and sometimes much faster than 16-core Intel desktop!

  • PilgrimPixel 1 month ago  | 


  • Eddie_Yang 1 month ago  | 

    Really need it~!!!!

  • LukeP 1 month ago  | 

    Does this also mean that H20 release is close?

  • chf 1 month ago  | 

    Awesome news!
    What's the status of karma xpu on apple silicon?

  • itcoordinator 3 weeks, 5 days ago  | 

    Is this version already in python 3.9?

  • Tomotron89 2 weeks, 5 days ago  | 

    I tested Karma XPU on the new Silicon build and Karma still isn't utilising both CPU AND GPU? Is this being worked on?

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