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Houdini wins two Academy Awards! Jan. 4, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

We're incredibly excited to announce that Houdini, SideFX and several specific developers - Jeff Lait, Mark Tucker, Cristin Barghiel, John Lynch and Mark Elendt - have been selected for two Academy Awards: an Academy Award of Merit (Oscar Statuette) and a Scientific & Engineering Award (Academy Plaque)!

“Houdini’s dynamics framework and workflow management tools have helped it become the industry standard for bringing natural phenomena, destruction and other digital effects to the screen.”

A huge congrats to the other winners - including developers at Disney Pixar, Industrial Light & Magic, Foundry, Rhythm & Hues Studios, DreamWorks Pictures - and to all 34 of the winners!

Thank you also to the thousands of artists worldwide - and developers from the past - who have contributed for over 30 years to make it what it is today!

https://www.oscars.org/news/10-scientific-and-technical-achievements-be-honored-academy-awards [www.oscars.org]

New Illume webinar: Houdini Pipeline Best Practices Nov. 9, 2017, 10:38 a.m.

New Illume webinar! Houdini Pipeline Best Practices - by SideFX's Jeff Wagner - next Thurs, Nov 16. Pipelines in Film, Commercials and Games will have different setups, but they'll have at least one thing in common: creating and pushing around assets a lot. A good pipeline will allow you to create and manage assets to share between your current project or many projects. Register here [sidefx.co]

Launch Event - Presentation Recording Nov. 3, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

H16.5 launch was this week - release is next Tuesday, Nov 7 - here's the presentation recording [vimeo.com]