Introducing WetaH

Posted Aug. 23, 2021
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WETA DIGITAL Joins Forces with SideFX to Further Enhance
Cloud Production with Houdini Software

WetaH marks the second collaboration for the visual effects company’s newly formed cloud service, bringing together award-winning commercial and proprietary applications in a single cloud-based service.


August 23, 2021 – LOS ANGELES - Weta Digital, one of the world’s premiere visual effects studios, announced together with its partner SideFX, a new software service combining Weta’s proprietary tools within SideFX’s award-winning Houdini application. The WetaH partnership will enable unprecedented levels of creativity, allowing artists to take advantage of the deep integration between Houdini and Weta Digital’s award-winning technology.

SideFX is a global leader in procedural 3D animation and visual effects tools in film, advertising, and gaming, with Houdini as the industry standard. This best-in-class collaboration Digital’s integrations and extensions of the Houdini workflow, including Weta’s Loki multi-physics solver and high-performance compute paradigm, renowned for driving some of their iconic work in films like Avengers: Endgame, Alita: Battle Angel, and War for the Planet of the Apes.

This powerful partnership validates the importance of modern procedural workflows in today’s forward-looking visual effects pipelines. It has an immediate impact on Weta’s cloud service, a new business unit brought to life as part of a vision to unite industry-leading technology players. Years of joint development work and a shared outlook underpin the inclusion of Houdini as a key part of Weta’s vision for how the entertainment industry will evolve.

Partnering with SideFX was essential in realizing our vision for the cloud service, I cannot imagine doing this without them. The industry is moving to distributed architectures that will allow our cloud service model to reduce expensive technology barriers, further enhancing the natural strength of Houdini’s node- based procedural workflows and overall position in the market

by Weta Digital CEO Prem Akkaraju

This is such an exciting time for new generations of Houdini artists. Partnering with the visionary minds at Weta Digital will enable us to bring the efficiency and sophistication of Houdini's procedural workflows to the broadest possible artist base. Now even the smallest studio will be able to access production- proven tools out-of-the-box, for VFX and beyond.

by Cristin Barghiel, VP of Product Development at SideFX

WetaH offers Weta Digital’s years-long R&D commitment to Houdini to the entire user community. Architected and stress-tested by artists in service of the industry’s most visionary storytellers, WetaH will unlock the untapped potential of Houdini and the Houdini Engine across many facets of the pipeline. WetaH will enter private beta in Q4, alongside WetaM, as part of Weta’s software service, offering professional and prosumer tools to artists across the globalentertainment industry.


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  • Renzell 1 year, 2 months ago  | 

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    Where is the torrent link?

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