SciViz programmer, have been a SideFX user since Prisms. Minor claim to fame: I wrote the original Houdini Ocean Toolkit which has now been ported to pretty much every 3D platform under the sun. SideFX have released their much better Ocean Tools for Houdini since then :-)
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Houdini 20 Rumors Nov. 30, 2022, 11:45 p.m.
Sure. But could Houdini learn from other software? Yes. Could Houdini be more user friendly? Hell yes.
The other question to ask here is could Blender's UI be extended to provide the vastly more complex and deep functionality of Houdini and still be "user friendly"? I'm going to suggest the answer is no.
These arguments always remind me of this great talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxdOUGdseq4 [www.youtube.com]
Houdini for a Met Office Dec. 15, 2021, 2:38 a.m.
Well Houdini plus someone who can drive it could definitely be an asset See here for a few examples of large weather simulations visualized.
H19 unable to launch on Ubuntu 20.4 with Qt Error Dec. 6, 2021, 6:02 p.m.
For the record, this was fixed with "sudo apt-get install --reinstall libxcb-xinerama0".