Procedural GameDev Tools
  • Houdini's procedural node-based workflow lets you rapidly build games populated with environments, props and real-time FX

    The pressure to build bigger worlds populated by highly detailed content is reaching a boiling point. Studios must meet deadlines and contain costs while staying focused on great gameplay. Going procedural with Houdini offers a smarter way to create quality games with the team you have while maintaining creative control throughout the process.

    Level Design

    Tag game assets with custom attributes and blind data using Houdini’s procedural workflow. Pre-visualize game levels using OpenGL then export a point cloud to reconstruct with in-game instances. Create custom level building tools using Houdini Digital Assets and Houdini Engine.

    Procedural Modeling

    Work faster with Houdini and its procedural approach to creating geometry. Whether you are building castles or populating a landscape, rapidly generate multiple iterations and LODs, and deliver game-friendly artwork to your games. Work with complete control using Houdini’s flexible node-based workflow.

    Realtime FX

    Bring feature film quality FX to your game with Houdini’s particle and dynamics tools. Houdini is ideal for prototyping these in-game experiences using particles, fractured rigid body dynamics and even fluids and cloth. Export to vertex caches, sprites, vectors, flow maps, and any other type of data your engine supports.

    Tool Building

    Houdini and Houdini Engine bring a procedural node-based approach to creating content. Build networks that define a recipe that can be applied over and over, then wrap them up to create custom smart assets. Share these assets with colleagues who can load them directly into game editors such as Unity or Unreal Engine® or even custom game editors using the Houdini Engine API.

    Cinematics

    With Houdini’s rich history in feature film VFX, it is the perfect tool for pre-rendered cinematics and game trailers that make an impact on your audience. Houdini’s lighting tools and Mantra renderer provide a high-quality and efficient look development pipeline.

    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