Houdini 18.5 introduces KineFX - a procedural character solution designed to make motion editing and retargeting easier and more flexible - interactive brush tools for Vellum cloth, wires and soft bodies, a minimal solve for fast PyroFX sims, key enhancements to Solaris such as a Snapshot Gallery and much more.
Houdini's procedural techniques for generating geometry and building models is growing with each release. Houdini 18.5 includes a range of new tools designed to make it even easier to work efficiently and to accomplish more.
User Experience design plays a role in every new tool and workflow being in Houdini 18.5. For the Network view, this release introduces radial menus and the ability to use the J-key to make quick connections between nodes.
To assist with the management of licenses for Indie and commercial studios, SideFX has implemented new ways to access licenses.
You can now use sidefx.com as the license server instead of installing a local sesinetd. To use Login licensing, you need to be constantly logged in with your sidefx account. You can login using different computers but only one of them can be used at a time. This licensing type is ideal for Indie and Education users.
More export options for the peak usage logging system. More interval options, export types, and grouping options.
Allows you to virtual split your licenses up into different groups based on conditions you set.