• Fast unified solver for cloth, hair, soft bodies, balloons, and grains.

  • Easy setup and control.

  • GPU/OpenCL accelerated.

  • XPBD-inspired solver with substep-invariant stiffness.

  • SOP-level access via factory HDAs.

  • Convenient auto-sleep controls.

  • Powerful visualization options.

  • Multi-layered cloth.

  • Anisotropic behavior.

  • Simple Cloth, asset lets Houdini Core users set up a simple cloth network.

  • Dynamic constraints for stitching, welding, and tearing.

What was new in Houdini 17