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.
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.
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 provides on-demand compute nodes integrated into your workflow and supports Houdini Engine and Mantra.Learn More
CLOUD RENDERING & SIMS
The AWS Partner Network (APN) offers access to Houdini Engine processing and Mantra rendering on the cloud.Learn More
AWS Thinkbox Deadline is a hybrid administration and compute management software for render farms.Learn More
Project management and pipeline tools that help creative studios track, schedule, review, collaborate, and manage their digital assets.Learn More
Production tracking system with native Houdini integration which lets you manage your work without having to leave Houdini.Learn More
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.®
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.
An open source Houdini toolkit for motion designers and technical artists. Designed to leverage Houdini as a powerful design tool.Learn More
Build your world with 3D assets for movies and video games. Include assets specifically formatted for use in Houdini.Learn More
Megascans, Bridge, Houdini Plug-in and Mixer — a unique 3D asset library and two companion applications for 3D art creation.Learn More
Modeler allows you to use classic mesh modeling tools to create models, UV maps, and retopologize high-poly meshes.Learn More
GroomBear toolkit allows you to create and modify guides/cards inside Houdini. Includes tools for both short fur and long hair.Learn More
This toolkit will enable you to make birds or other feather effects in Houdini quickly and efficiently !Learn More
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
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
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.