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From the opening minutes of Kubo and the Two Strings, directed by Travis Knight, it's clear that team at LAIKA broke new ground for the company with the vast amount of water effects in the film. That's not to say there hasn't been any water on screen in their previous films, but it was treated as a practical effect and not CGI.
In this presentation from SIGGRAPH 2016, Robert Magee, Senior Product Marketing Manager at SideFX, introduces the Houdini roadmap, a look into the Houdini of today and the Houdini of tomorrow. To explore this roadmap, Robert takes a look at key areas of Houdini and how they are being developed, then, sneak peeks some of the features you can expect in future releases.
Has anyone ever yelled out 'who you gonna call?' without someone answering 'Ghostbusters'? The iconic comedy from 1984 is such a classic that news of a reboot was met with internet outrage. Yet as the film found an audience, many felt it was great to see a new take and very different version with women in the lead roles.
SideFX is proud to present the 2016 Demo Reel featuring the amazing work of Houdini customers worldwide. The shots in this reel are a small sampling of the creativity and hard work performed by the Houdini community of artists. Congratulations to all the artists and studios responsible for these fantastic shots!
SideFX is pleased to announce new lower pricing for Houdini Education to make it more affordable for schools to choose Houdini and its award winning procedural workflow for their curriculum.
SideFX is pleased to announce the beginning of a new relationship with Born Digital, Inc.. Starting July 1, 2016 Born Digital is authorized to sell and support SideFX products, including Houdini the software used to create visual effects, animation and game development tools for the world’s top movies and games.
Method Studios NY was chosen by production company RSA to create the 2016 sponsor reel for the AICP Show awards which honor work done in commercial productions.
X-Men: Apocalypse picks up ten years after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, with Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) all on very separate paths, until Apocalypse is awakened to find that he does not really enjoy the 1980s. Visual effects were covered by a range of companies and FX Guide spoke to three of them.
How They Made That ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Scene Everyone Is Talking About If there’s one thing in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse that’s got everybody talking, it’s the mansion rescue sequence that showcases the powers of supersonic mutant, Peter Maximoff (aka Quicksilver) played by Evan Peters.
Today, Allegorithmic is happy to present a Substance plugin for Houdini. With this integration, Houdini can read Substances in the form of .sbsar files, and Houdini users can tap into the power of procedural textures created with Substance Designer.
SideFX is pleased to announce the release of Houdini 15.5 with an improved workflow for modelers, more accurate crowd controls, a new VR lens camera for rendering to industry-standard formats and support for third party rendering in Houdini Indie.
SHED animation studio and SideFX are co-producing an animated short called "Outside". The worldwide premiere of the teaser launched on Saturday at TAAFI - The teaser was produced in Houdini - including modeling, characters, animation, lighting and rendering in Mantra
Learn all about Houdini at IndieCade 2015 with Ben Mears, Games Community Manager at SideFX. He speaks with indie game developer Luis Garcia (Lune) about the development of the game DragonMaze, previews footage from Planet 31 by Adrian Lazar and talks to intern Matt Suarez about a procedural city generator being used in a Sky City VR project.
Just nine months after artists first got their hands on Houdini 14, SideFX has announced the release of Houdini 15 with onion skinning, new shader building tools, crowd ragdolls and Houdini Engine 2.0.