Partners

Working with Houdini typically involves a larger pipeline that includes many types of software, tools and assets. SideFX is proud to work with a wide range of vendors who offer integrations with Houdini designed to provide artists with end-to-end solutions.

RENDERERS

While Houdini comes with the Mantra and Karma renderers, there are many 3rd party rendering solutions available that integrate nicely. Below are some of these renderers, most of which offer a Hydra delegate for integrating into Houdini's Solaris context for Lookdev, Layout & Lighting.

PIXAR
RENDERMAN

HYDRA/USD   

 

MAXON
REDSHIFT

HYDRA/USD   

 

CHAOS GROUP
V-RAY

HYDRA/USD: Coming Soon

OTOY
OCTANE

HYDRA/USD   

3DELIGHT
 

HYDRA/USD   

 

AMD RADEON
PRORENDER

HYDRA/USD   

SERVICES

Working in a pipeline within a studio involves many tools for tracking assets, scheduling jobs on the compute farm and accessing cloud solutions for rendering images and generating simulations. Here are key solutions which all offer strong Houdini integrations.


  CLOUD RENDERING & SIMS

GRIDMARKETS

GridMarkets provides on-demand compute nodes integrated into your workflow and supports Houdini Engine and Mantra.

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  CLOUD RENDERING & SIMS

AWS THINKBOX

The AWS Partner Network (APN) offers access to Houdini Engine processing and Mantra rendering on the cloud.

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  SCHEDULER

AWS DEADLINE

AWS Thinkbox Deadline is a hybrid administration and compute management software for render farms.

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  ASSET TRACKING

AUTODESK SHOTGUN

Project management and pipeline tools that help creative studios track, schedule, review, collaborate, and manage their digital assets.

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  ASSET TRACKING

FTRACK

Production tracking system with native Houdini integration which lets you manage your work without having to leave Houdini.

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Houdini Engine Plug-ins

Houdini Engine brings a procedural node-based approach to some of your favorite apps. In Houdini, build nodes 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,® Autodesk® 3ds Max,® or Cinema 4D® or into game editors such as Unity® or Unreal Engine.®

UE4
Unity
Autodesk Maya
Autodesk 3DS Max
Cinema4D


TOOLS & ASSETS

There are a growing list of tools for working quickly and efficiently in Houdini. These range from plug-ins that offer streamlined workflows to asset libraries that offer huge libraries of pre-made content that you can ingest into Houdini for use in your projects.

  MOTION GRAPHICS

MOPS

An open source Houdini toolkit for motion designers and technical artists. Designed to leverage Houdini as a powerful design tool. 

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  ASSETS

KITBASH 3D

Build your world with 3D assets for movies and video games. Include assets specifically formatted for use in Houdini.

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  ASSETS

QUIXEL

Megascans, Bridge, Houdini Plug-in and Mixer — a unique 3D asset library and two companion applications for 3D art creation. 

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  MODELING

MODELER

Modeler allows you to use classic mesh modeling tools to create models, UV maps, and retopologize high-poly meshes. 

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  GROOMING

GROOM BEAR

GroomBear toolkit allows you to create and modify guides/cards inside Houdini. Includes tools for both short fur and long hair.

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  FEATHER

FEATHER TOOLS

This toolkit will enable you to make birds or other feather effects in Houdini quickly and efficiently !

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ASWF

SideFX is a member of the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) who has a mission to increase the quality and quantity of contributions to the content creation industry’s open source software base.

ASWF

VFX Platform

The VFX Reference Platform is a set of tool and library versions to act as a common target platform for building software for the VFX industry. Its goal is to minimise incompatibilities between different software packages.

VFX Platform


OPEN SOURCE

SideFX is involved in a number of different open source initiatives and contributes to both the OpenVDB and USD standards.

OpenVDB
USD

SideFX Labs Integrations

SideFX Labs is a testing ground for over tools designed to help you get up and running quicker.  The SideFX Labs tools wrap up and release common workflows and create tight integrations with software you use everyday. The tools are developed outside the regular Houdini development cycle which makes them more accessible for testing and feedback.

Quad Remesher
Gaea
Rizom UV
Substance
Quixel
Z-Brush
Reality Capture
AliceVision
Open Street Map
Sketchfab
Instant Meshes
Facebook
Marmoset
Mapbox