Check out the latest additions in Houdini 18 - including Solaris - Houdini's layout, lookdev and lighting platform. Plus learn about the latest features in Vellum, fluids, pyro, destruction, modelling and more.
Introducing the Houdini 18 Sneak Peek video which previews some of the amazing new features coming to the upcoming version of Houdini. From a Sparse Pyro Solver to Solaris, the new USD-based context for lookdev, layout, lighting and rendering, Houdini 18 is packed with enhancements for a wide range of production tasks.
Imagine being given this brief: twin aliens whose natural state is some sort of ‘pure energy’ are shot, causing the energy to spill out of them and then ultimately coalesce back into human form. That’s what director F. Gary Gray tasked DNEG with for one particular sequence in Men in Black: International, where the twins face off against the film’s two heroes, Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) and Agent M (Tessa Thompson). DNEG solved the energy effects for the twins using Houdini, which came about via a combination of particle and fluid simulations.