Houdini 19.5 focuses on improving the quality of life for artists throughout the Houdini community.
CURVE | ORIENTATION HANDLESThe Curve tool has new interactive states for manipulating the shape of the curve and orienting the tangents.
TANGENT FIELDSControl the tangents on a surface to flow smoothly along the geometry. A powerful low level tool with a variety of uses.
SIDEFX LABS | SCAN DATAA suite of tools are available for cleaning up scanned data. This builds an efficient pipeline that can prepare your scanned geometry for use in your projects.
SIDEFX LABS | POLY WIRE UVCreate poly wires with efficient UV layouts built in. This lets you set up your wires for different uses to create a specific workflow for your project.
SIDEFX LABS | POLY SCALPELUse geometry to cut geometry with a tool that is procedural and robust for complex situations such as road building or building interior spaces.
SMOOTH MOTIONSmooth motion capture data using the Butterworth filter. Quickly remove jitter to create a usable clip for your characters.
MOTION EDITINGUse KineFX to combine key framed motion with ragdoll simulations and secondary motion. Layer these effects to achieve the right look.
ANIMATING WITH VFXKineFX makes it easier for animators to incorporate visual effects such as Rigid Body Dynamics into their workflow.
RETARGETOne of the main purposes of KineFX is to efficiently retarget motion data from one character to another.
DASHBOXThe new Dashbox provides an interface for finding things in Houdini including interface elements, parameters, expressions and more. You can access it using Ctrl D.
HUDSHUDS are now available with more tools and can be configured to look the way you want. You can also control when and how these learning tools appear in your workspace.