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PIPELINE TOOLS

Studio Wide Solutions

Houdini Engine supports a deep integration of Houdini and its procedural workflow within the larger framework of a Studio pipeline. Houdini Engine functions as both a plug-in to other applications and a non-graphical solution for batch processing and distributing important tasks to the farm.

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HOUDINI ENGINE PLUG-INS

Houdini Engine brings a procedural node-based approach to your favorite app. 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 3D apps such as Autodesk® Maya® or Cinema 4D® or into game editors such as Unity® or Unreal Engine.®

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IN HOUDINI | In Houdini, everything you do creates a node. These nodes are wired together into networks which define a flow of data which make it easy to go back and make changes. Networks can also be encapsulated into single nodes called Houdini Digital Assets which are easy to share with colleagues. These assets provide artist-built tools that brings procedural solutions to your pipelines.

Procedural Bridge Asset in Unity Game Engine

IN HOST APPLICATION | Houdini Engine lets you load Houdini Digital Assets into other 3D apps. Any parameters added to the asset are available for editing and handles can be set up in the viewport for interactive manipulation. One asset can be used multiple times in a level or in multiple levels. Changes made to the core asset, even deep into production, will update all instantiations of the asset.

HOW HOUDINI ENGINE WORKS


BATCH

PROCESSING

The Houdini Engine can also be used to Batch Process Houdini in non-graphical mode on the farm.  You can use Houdini Engine licenses in batch mode to distribute a wide range of important tasks such as rendering, dynamic simulation, motion and geometry caching.

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Houdini Engine

Houdini Engine licenses let you run the plug-ins and batch process on computers which don't have access to interactive licenses. They offer a more affordable solution for larger pipelines.

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FREE Houdini Engine Indie

Houdini Engine Indie offers a way for indie artists to have free access to running the plug-ins or batch processing on up to 3 computers which don't have access to interactive licenses. 

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LEARNING

Assets created in Houdini Apprentice can be deployed in school labs using Houdini Engine Education to load them into Host apps.
Hobbyists or artists working at home, should consider working with Houdini Indie to work with the Engine Plug-ins.