VFX and Animation Tools
  • Create more shots under tight deadlines while achieving feature film quality results with Houdini’s procedural node-based workflow

    Houdini’s artist-friendly node-based workflow offers Film/TV studios unprecedented levels of flexibility and control which will enhance the way you work creatively and make you and your team much more productive. Houdini makes it easy to respond to director feedback and make changes at any time, even deep into production.

    BlockBuster VFX

    From Bullet Rigid Body destruction, to Pyro FX fire and smoke and FLIP fluid liquids, Houdini’s node-based workflow lets you work at insanely high levels of detail to create bigger, more explosive visual effects.

    Procedural | Pipeline in Box

    By going procedural, all the steps needed to set up a shot are represented by networks of nodes which are maintained deep into production. This makes it easy to make last minute creative decisions that would be too costly in a traditional CG pipeline.

    Lighting and Rendering

    Houdini’s lighting workflow provides a flexible and powerful environment for managing lights, building shaders and defining the look of a shot. With Houdini, you can rely on a built-in physically-based rendering solution called Mantra along with support for a wide variety of third party renderers.

    Crowds

    Houdini’s crowd system uses artist-friendly shelf tools along with a new packed agent primitive type, a Finite State Machine solver and hardware accelerated display of instanced crowds. The system has a seamless conduit to Houdini’s Mantra renderer and is equipped with controls for crowd layout, steering, ragdoll dynamics, collision avoidance, terrain adaptation, motion blending, and look-at targets.

    Character FX

    To bring your characters to life, Character FX such as cloth, finite elements for muscles and wire dynamics for fur are becoming critical to achieve accurate, realistic results over long simulations. Houdini gives you complete control over these effects to add new levels of realism to your creatures and characters.

    SELECTED CUSTOMERS & PARTNERS

    HOUDINI INDIE

    Modeling | Rendering | Animation | VFX

    $199 USD per year

    HOUDINI CORE

    Modeling | Rendering | Animation

    From $1995 USD

    HOUDINI EDUCATION

    Modeling | Rendering | Animation | VFX

    $75 USD per year

    HOUDINI FX

    Modeling | Rendering | Animation | VFX

    From $4495 USD

    HOUDINI APPRENTICE

    Modeling | Rendering | Animation | VFX

    FREE

    HOUDINI ENGINE INDIE

    Load Houdini Assets into Apps/Game Editors and Batch process on Farm

    FREE

    HOUDINI ENGINE

    Load Houdini Assets into Apps/Game Editors and Batch process on Farm

    From $499 USD

    ENGINE EDUCATION

    Load Houdini Assets into Apps/Game Editors and Batch process on Farm

    FREE for SCHOOLS