FILM & TELEVISION

Create more shots under tight deadlines while achieving feature film quality results with Houdini’s procedural node-based workflow. Experience unprecedented levels of flexibility and control to enhance both your creativity and productivity. Going procedural lets you more easily respond to director or client feedback – with the ability to make changes at any time, even deep into production.

CUSTOMER REEL

H17 SNEAK PEEK

PYRO FX

Create feature film-quality Destruction FX with Houdini’s award-winning particle and dynamics tools. Houdini is ideal for developing blockbuster VFX using particles, fractured rigid body dynamics, and more. Create massive simulations using tools such as packed primitives to optimize memory and take your work to the next level.

ATTRACTION
MAIN ROAD | POST

OCEANS & FLUIDS

Houdini includes many different techniques for making, shaping and bending fluids such as water or lava. Maintain total control as you deform fluid shapes, direct the look of a stormy ocean, or calm a water simulation. Add white water, ripples, dripping water, variable viscosity, bubbles and more to refine your simulation.

MOANA
Disney Animation

GAME OF THRONES
Rodeo FX

FIVE ELEMENTS | WATER
Jeff Wagner

PYRO FX

Pyro FX lets you create high detailed fire, smoke and explosions using Houdini’s production-proven solvers. Houdini’s non-destructive workflow gives you control at every stage of the process as you generate simulations that get your shots approved.

Choose OpenCL for faster results or work at a huge scale using distributed simulations on a CPU-based farm. Use Viewport visualizers to analyse and refine your effects while clustered simulations offer further optimizations for smoke trails and fast-moving source objects.

MARVEL'S DR STRANGE
Rise FX

PIPELINE IN A BOX

With Houdini’s procedural workflows, all the steps needed to set up a shot are represented by networks of nodes which are maintained deep into production. This lets you make last minute creative decisions that would be too costly in a traditional CG pipeline. Package up your networks into Houdini Digital Assets then share them with other Houdini artists or artists working in host applications such as Autodesk Maya or Cinema 4D using Houdini Engine plug-ins.

MOTION GRAPHICS
Man Vs Machine

LIGHTING & RENDERING
Axis

TERRAIN TOOLS
Alex Dracott

CHARACTER FX

Bring your characters to life, with Character FX such as cloth, finite elements for muscles, and wire dynamics for fur. High quality CFX 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. Houdini is also the best tool for creating interactions between characters and elements such as water, dirt or snow.

LOTTO MAX BEAR
SHED

CHARACTERS & CROWDS

Quickly set up characters using Houdini’s auto-rigging tools, or dive in and build custom rigs from scratch. Create characters using digital assets and reference them into multiple shots. 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.

ANIMATION
SHED

CROWD FX
Splice

CHARACTER FX
Jamm

Houdini FX

All of HOUDINI CORE +

Pyro FX
Fluids
Rigid Bodies
Particles

Sand & Snow
Hair, Fur & Crowds

Houdini CORE

Procedural Modeling
Animation
Character Rigging
Lighting
Mantra Rendering
Terrain
Compositing

Houdini Indie

All the features of Houdini FX
$269 USD | Annual

Limited Commercial 
[<$100K USD]

Render up  to 4K x 4K

No Render watermark

Houdini Apprentice

All the features of Houdini FX

Non Commercial Usage

Render up to 1280x720 

Renderings are watermarked



SELECTED CUSTOMERS & PARTNERS


LEARN HOUDINI

Learn how to use Houdini’s node-based workflow to create optimized game art using tutorials created by industry professionals and by SideFX.