Houdini 18 release date?

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From the presentation schedule for Siggraph Asia on November 19:

“A Walkthrough of the New RBD Tools in Houdini 18
NICK PETIT | SideFX”


Perhaps a hint of what's to come?
Hopefully release before that date!
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That Brisbane Houdini Hive talk on new RBD Tools in H18 in the news feed gives me hope that H18 is either this week or next week.
Edited by Kwesikwaa - Oct. 13, 2019 09:09:45
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Don't you think they will do a launch event like the PDG one? Solaris seems as an important feature as PDG for the future foundations of Houdini…
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Don't you think they will do a launch event like the PDG one? Solaris seems as an important feature as PDG for the future foundations of Houdini…
In my opinion, Solaris is much more important than PDG, the development of PDG is somehow a little slow and still in an early stage. I hope the Solaris will be a more complete product.
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Don't you think they will do a launch event like the PDG one? Solaris seems as an important feature as PDG for the future foundations of Houdini…
In my opinion, Solaris is much more important than PDG, the development of PDG is somehow a little slow and still in an early stage. I hope the Solaris will be a more complete product.
That's part of my point. I don't think they will release H18 without a big presentation H17.5 style. And there's no appointment for that on the next weeks so I don't think we're near the release date. On the other side, I'm sure big clients have already been playing with Solaris for a long time so who knows what SideFx plans are…
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Don't you think they will do a launch event like the PDG one? Solaris seems as an important feature as PDG for the future foundations of Houdini…
In my opinion, Solaris is much more important than PDG, the development of PDG is somehow a little slow and still in an early stage. I hope the Solaris will be a more complete product.
That's part of my point. I don't think they will release H18 without a big presentation H17.5 style. And there's no appointment for that on the next weeks so I don't think we're near the release date. On the other side, I'm sure big clients have already been playing with Solaris for a long time so who knows what SideFx plans are…

There will be a presentation about how a big studio(Animal Logic) integrate solaris in there pipeline:

Solaris: A Production Retrospective
https://www.sidefx.com/community/sigg-asia-2019/ [www.sidefx.com]

If they release before siggraph asia they have still got time.
Hope we hear a date in the next 2 weeks.
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That Brisbane Houdini Hive talk on new RBD Tools in H18 in the news feed gives me hope that H18 is either this week or next week.

Well, let's say you're SideFX…and you're getting ready to release a pretty substantial update to your software, so you definitely want some press there. Ideally an auditorium full of journalists, bloggers, influential industry pros etc.

That type of event requires some preparations, venue has to be booked and ready, presentation has to written and organized, on stage speakers booked, and most importantly invitations need to be sent out with enough advance notice that these people will actually be there.

I'd guess is that if that ball is in motion, and let's say invites go out as early as Tuesday (SideFX will be closed on Monday), the actual presentation wouldn't be for at least another week to 10 days away, with an actual software release followed a few days to a week after that.

So my guess for an H18 release is November 4th!
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Fun thread!
So let's play guessing, when you guys think that they will release the sneak peak? My guess is that it would be way before the release right?
Edited by mzigaib - Oct. 13, 2019 12:53:54
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That Brisbane Houdini Hive talk on new RBD Tools in H18 in the news feed gives me hope that H18 is either this week or next week.

Well, let's say you're SideFX…and you're getting ready to release a pretty substantial update to your software, so you definitely want some press there. Ideally an auditorium full of journalists, bloggers, influential industry pros etc.

That type of event requires some preparations, venue has to be booked and ready, presentation has to written and organized, on stage speakers booked, and most importantly invitations need to be sent out with enough advance notice that these people will actually be there.

I'd guess is that if that ball is in motion, and let's say invites go out as early as Tuesday (SideFX will be closed on Monday), the actual presentation wouldn't be for at least another week to 10 days away, with an actual software release followed a few days to a week after that.

So my guess for an H18 release is November 4th!
I'm not so optimist! If not for the Siggraph talks I would say first weeks of December. But if they release it before Siggraph, well, I would say release that week with sneak peek around a week before…
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At this rate it's safe to wish the sneak peek comes sooner. At least that should be a relief. After that, even a January release wouldnt hurt so much
Edited by Kwesikwaa - Oct. 13, 2019 23:50:27
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Hoping for some news soon, these guys are growing restless!!!
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We're hoping for a sneak peek of the sneak peek at least!
Seriously, I've been studying Mantra rendering and shading last months and can't wait to see what Karma+Solaris brings into the table
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Invitations for the launch event are already being sent out.
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Invitations for the launch event are already being sent out.
Interesting…. And have you heard about the launch event date?
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What i have heard is November 6th for the event
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And there it is:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/houdini-18-launch-event-tickets-76433323127 [www.eventbrite.com]
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And there it is:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/houdini-18-launch-event-tickets-76433323127 [www.eventbrite.com]
Yeah!

Interesting they're downplaying Karma, no mention at all (yeah, I know it's part of Solaris, but…)
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looking foward to it… 13 days till rm -f mantra*
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but will it play crysis
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Will definitely put your family time in crisis
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