360 Score: 3.07
(7 Reviews)
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  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1987
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SIDE EFFECTS SOFTWARE Houdini Engine in 3D Animation Software

SIDEFX SOFTWARE Houdini core Overview

Houdini is a procedural system that encourages artists to work freely, create numerous iterations and rapidly share workflows with colleagues. It delivers a total solution for rigging and animating characters and creatures. Houdini's node-based approach links perfectly with the working methodology of a typical character rigging TD. The product allows artists to make creative decisions deep into production as modifications made to Houdini nodes are distributed via the network to develop a new and unique result. Houdini also allows usersto develop tools that they can reused multiple times during a project’s life cycle.


Houdini Core provides a unique 3D animation experience to the artists involved in creating feature films, commercials or video games. Houdini’s node-based approach provides the ability to eclose node networks into custom nodes that are shareable. Houdini’s procedural node-based workflow allows users to develop multiple shots under close deadlines while achieving the best quality. Houdini FX provides a powerful and accessible 3D experience with the help of its procedural node-based workflow, by delivering tools for simulating fluids, destruction fx, pyro fx, grains, cloth and crowds.

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Evaluated against 179 key buying criteria
  • Product Maturity / Software / 3D Modeling
    Robust modeling tools
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  • Product Maturity / Software / 3D Animation
    Enhanced Flexibility
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  • Product Maturity / Software / Special Effects
    High Quality Special Effects
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  • Product Maturity / Software Features / Simulation
    Complete Controlled Simulation
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  • Product Maturity / Software Features / Motion Graphics
    Excellent Motion Graphics Toolset.
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  • 3d animation
  • 3d Rendering
  • Digital Painting
  • Dynamics and Effects
  • Motion Graphics
  • Pipeline Integration
  • Rigging
  • Sculpting
  • Shading
  • Simulation
  • Texturing
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • On-Site Support
  • Harder to use
    The modeling tools fine, but they''re a slight harder to use than a program built for solely that. It is more helpful for effects and simulations rather than creating characters or full-length animations. Show More
  • Non-compliance
    Right click options cannot be activated easily, especially in Mac and few problems with viewport exist. Also, two or more sessions simultaneously cannot be opened in Mac. Show More
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  • Others(AmigaOS, AROS, MorpOS, FreeBSD, Android)
  • 3D Animation
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  • Dedicated Account Manager (DAM)
  • Hosted / On-Cloud
  • Proof of Concept
  • Full Time Equivalent
  • Any other frequency of support services
  • Frequency of Support Services- Bi-Annually
  • Frequency of Support Services - Monthly
  • Frequency of Support Services- Quarterly
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  • Lighting Technical Director
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SIDEFX SOFTWARE Houdini core Reviews

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“Fast and reduces timelines"

Houdini is fast and reduces timelines and enjoys enhanced flexibility in all the creative tasks. It is perfect for visual effects and tech directors using effects, particle system and dynamics.
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“More User-friendly"

It allows users to create complex scenes that require duplicate geometry. It is more user-friendly due to its easy procedural modeling and animation, which results in less meticulous work requirement from the user.
Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
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“Amazing rendering software"

It is one of the leading software when it comes to vfx, and simulations. Moreover its procedural modeling and the render software is amazing.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
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“Unique and Powerful software"

Houdini let''s artists explore different creative paths because it is easy to branch off a new node to explore alternative solutions. The nodes are what makes Houdini unique and give it power, there are lots of viewport and shelf tools that allow for artist-friendly viewport interactions.
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“Superior Performance"

It provides an easy-to-use yet powerful 3D experience to VFX artists.
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SIDEFX SOFTWARE Houdini core Presence in 3D Animation Software
SideFX offers its products and services across United States and Canada. The company helps artistes to produce the high quality cinematic results with procedural 3D animation and visual effects tools. Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences has glorified and awarded SideFX for its innovative and ground breaking procedural based technology, Houdini that allows artists to work freely, generate multiple iterations and rapidly share workflows with colleagues. SideFX product portfolio includes Houdini, Houdini Engine, and Procedural Dependency Graph (PDG). Industries served by SideFX include Film & TV, game development, motion graphics and virtual reality. To focus on its organic growth, the company has recently released Houdini 17.5 which is an important release that includes many key features including the introduction of (PDG )Procedural Dependency Graph.

Top SIDEFX SOFTWARE Houdini core Features

#1 Product Features and Functionality / Software Features
#2 Software / Special Effects
#3 Software Features / 3dModelling
#4 Software Features / Simulation
#5 Software Features / Dynamics and Effects


SIDEFX SOFTWARE Houdini core has chosen it’s strengths in these 3 territories
  • Niche Quadrant

    All-North America

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  • Niche Quadrant

    Media and Entertainment-All