Robert Magee


About Me


Robert Magee is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at SideFX who has been working with Houdini for 20 years. He has created lots of learning material and demos designed to help artists understand how going procedural with Houdini can benefit their work.


My Talks

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The Secret Language of Houdini
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Procedural Level Building in UE4
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Procedural Assets for UE4
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Houdini Engine for Unity and UE4
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Houdini Foundations
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Houdini Foundations - Dynamics

My Tutorials

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Foundations | Destruction FX
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KineFX Rigging | Fur Dude
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Houdini Foundations | Smashing Wine Glass
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Houdini Foundations | Overview
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Houdini Foundations | Model, Render, Animate
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Houdini Foundations | Nodes, Networks & Digital Assets

Recent Forum Posts

Prize Pack Delivery May 16, 2022, 2:24 p.m.

Due to Covid-19 & stress on the supply chains our swag production company is taking a bit longer than usual to finish the orders. We are aiming for all the Mardini T-shirt (Daily Challenge T-shirt) & Mardini Swag pack (Iron Heart) to be done in early to mid July, upon receiving the confirmation of production being complete we will process shipping of the swag soon after. Once the shipping orders have been placed the recipients can expect to receive a confirmation email which will provided swag, expected delivery date & tracking information.

If over the course of the next few weeks your address is to change please feel free to let us know so we can update the address!

Selling HDA on UE4 Marketplace April 25, 2022, 12:17 a.m.

Barrett Meeker
Robert Magee, I've made a sand dune simulator I'm looking to sell through gumroad. I have a Houdini Indie license and when save out the dune simulator HDA's they save in a .hda library. I'm wondering if I sell these hda setup will FX license holders be able to use them? Does making them black box assets affect this? How can I tell what license a hda file has?

If you sell them through Orbolt then the indie files will be converted into commercial files. If you sell through gum road then you can only sell to indie users.

Selling HDA on UE4 Marketplace April 25, 2022, 12:15 a.m.

hey rob! i own indie my hads can be used by others using free hou engine?

They can use the free Houdini Engine Indie licenses in Unreal but must be indie users to get that license.

Indie files cannot be opened with commercial licenses including the free Houdini Engine for Unreal. Licenses must stay in their own ecosystem.