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 [BASE]

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