“While Houdini is best known for its VFX tools, there are lots of other parts of the pipeline that would benefit from a procedural approach,” says Kim Davidson, President and CEO, SideFX. “We are excited to offer this promotion to studios interested in taking advantage of the great character rigging, terrain generation and lighting tools in Houdini Core.”
Houdini Core works with scene files and Houdini Digital Assets [HDAs] created using the dynamics and simulation tools in Houdini FX and have access to unlimited Mantra render tokens. Game developers can use Houdini Core to create digital assets that can be opened in game engines such as Unity and UE4 using the Houdini Engine plug-ins.
This promotion is for a Houdini CORE Perpetual Local Access Floating License and is available from February 6 to May 31, 2017. The price includes the first year of the Annual Upgrade Plan, which provides key advantages such as production-level technical support and online daily builds.
New Lower Rental Pricing
SideFX is also pleased to announce new lower rental prices for Houdini Core and Houdini FX. This provides SideFX customers with the license scalability they’ve been requesting for short-term or project-specific needs. Rental costs are $1,995 USD annually and $255 USD monthly for Houdini Core Local Access Floating licenses and $4,995 USD annually and $625 USD monthly for Houdini FX Local Access Floating licenses. Studios should contact their Account Executive for full details.
At the Houdini 16 Launch event held at Rich Mix in London, SideFX previewed a wealth of new features, including: a new node network editor, viewport radial menus, booleans, terrain generation, auto-rigging tools, a new shading workflow and much more. Houdini 16 will be released on February 21, 2017 and will be available for download at SideFX.com.
The Academy Award-winning Houdini family of animation software offers digital artists an unprecedented level of power, flexibility and control based on award-winning procedural technology. The comprehensive feature set includes: modeling, rigging, animation, particle effects, dynamics, compositing, integrated rendering, and more. All Houdini applications work together seamlessly and are available for the Mac OS X, Linux and Windows operating systems.
Houdini has been used to create stunning digital animation in blockbuster films, including:
Zootopia, Moana, Finding Dory, Dr Strange’s Magical Mystery Tour, Kubo and the Two Strings: Water Effects, Mad Max: Fury Road,?The Avengers: Age of Ultron, ?Big Hero 6, The Book of Life, Captain America: Civil War, The ?Harry Potter series, ?The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Matrix trilogy and more – along with video games ?Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Battlefield 1, Gears of War 4, Mafia III, Dropzone, ?Suky and the Dragon Claw, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
Established in 1987, SideFX is a world leader in the development of advanced 3D animation and special effects software for use in film, commercials and video games. SideFX has been recognized three times with Scientific and Technical awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Houdini is used by numerous leading digital content creation facilities including: Pixar Animation Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Blue Sky Studios, Digital Domain, Double Negative, Electronic Arts, Framestore, Guerrilla Games, and Sony Pictures Imageworks.