SIDE EFFECTS SOFTWARE Houdini Engine in 3D Animation Software

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.

USP : 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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SIDEFX SOFTWARE Houdini core detailed analysis

Product Maturity
Company Maturity
Use Case Maturity
Most IMPORTANT
0.0
0.0
0.0
Product Features and Functionality
4.50
2.30
4.20
Breadth and Depth of Product Offerings
3.45
3.80
0.80
Delivery
3.15
3.55
0.85
System Requirement
3.75
3.65
1.20
Support and Services
3.20
1.60
0.45
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PARTICIPATING QUADRANTS

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

    All-North America

    22 Participants

  • Niche Quadrant

    Education-All

    9 Participants

  • Niche Quadrant

    Media and Entertainment-All

    23 Participants

STRENGTHS
  • Product Maturity / Software / 3D Modeling
    Robust modeling tools
    It becomes easier to create good surface topology with robust modeling tools in Houdini used for films, TV, games, and VR. It can be used interactively in the viewport using a wide variety of polygon, NURBS, and Subdivision Surface modeling tools. Show More
  • Product Maturity / Software / 3D Animation
    Enhanced Flexibility
    With its procedural node-based workflow, Houdini FX can create more content at a faster pace to reduce timelines and enjoy enhanced flexibility in all creative tasks. Show More
  • Product Maturity / Software / Special Effects
    High Quality Special Effects
    Houdini’s procedural workflow best works with particles and dynamics to create high-quality special effects. These effects are designed to react to actions that are taking place in a shot and a procedural solution. Show More
  • Product Maturity / Software Features / Simulation
    Complete Controlled Simulation
    It enables the creation of highly complex simulations of large data sets. This solver and Houdini’s own solver work with various forces, constraints, and collisions for complete control. Show More
  • Product Maturity / Software Features / Motion Graphics
    Excellent Motion Graphics Toolset.
    It enables the creation of complex motions with ease using procedural channel operators or dynamic simulations. It also provides new methods of working that will support and enhance the existing motion graphics toolset. Show More
  • Product Maturity / Software Features
    3d animation
  • Product Maturity / Software Features
    3d Rendering
  • Product Maturity / Software Features
    Digital Painting
  • Product Maturity / Software Features
    Dynamics and Effects
  • Product Maturity / Software Features
    Motion Graphics
  • Product Maturity / Software Features
    Pipeline Integration
  • Product Maturity / Software Features
    Rigging
  • Product Maturity / Software Features
    Sculpting
  • Product Maturity / Software Features
    Shading
  • Product Maturity / Software Features
    Simulation
  • Product Maturity / Software Features
    Texturing
  • Product Maturity / Number of Supported Platforms/OS
    Linux
  • Product Maturity / Number of Supported Platforms/OS
    Mac OS X
  • Product Maturity / Number of Supported Platforms/OS
    Windows
  • Product Maturity / Medium of Delivery of Support Services
    On-Site Support
WEAKNESSES
  • Product Maturity / Software Features / Shading
    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
  • Product Maturity
    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
  • Product Maturity / Software Features
    Other Software features offered
  • Product Maturity / Number of Supported Platforms/OS
    Others(AmigaOS, AROS, MorpOS, FreeBSD, Android)
  • Product Maturity / Software
    3D Animation
  • Product Maturity / Services offered
    Consulting Services
  • Product Maturity / Software
    Other Softwares
  • Product Maturity / Services offered
    Others, please specify- 3D Animation software Services
  • Product Maturity / Delivery of Software and Services
    Through Partners / Third-Party Vendors
  • Product Maturity / Pre-Sales Support
    Dedicated Account Manager (DAM)
  • Product Maturity / Deployment Mode
    Hosted / On-Cloud
  • Product Maturity / Pre-Sales Support
    Proof of Concept
  • Product Maturity / Mode of Delivery
    Full Time Equivalent
  • Product Maturity / Frequency of Support Services
    Any other frequency of support services
  • Product Maturity / Frequency of Support Services
    Frequency of Support Services- Bi-Annually
  • Product Maturity / Frequency of Support Services
    Frequency of Support Services - Monthly
  • Product Maturity / Frequency of Support Services
    Frequency of Support Services- Quarterly
  • Product Maturity / End-Users
    Digital Painter
  • Product Maturity / End-Users
    Lighting Technical Director
  • Product Maturity
    Product Features and Functionality
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Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#4 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Amazing rendering software"

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It is one of the leading software when it comes to vfx, and simulations. Moreover its procedural modeling and the render software is amazing.
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Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#4 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Fast and reduces timelines"

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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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Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#4 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Unique and Powerful software"

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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.
Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#4 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Superior Performance"

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It provides an easy-to-use yet powerful 3D experience to VFX artists.
Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#4 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“More User-friendly"

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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.
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General Manager, Company Name Classified
#4 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Can be slow to use, but the results are amazing!"

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Houdini breaks the pattern of linear tasks in 3D applications. Instead of just a one way approach, which could limit the style of working, Houdini helps you transit from one phase to another – this could even be the beginning of your work – to make changes. This way you can make modifications to your design without affecting its essence to a great deal at all. However, all of this can take a toll on your system. It can make it really slow. Also, since it a relatively vast program, a good idea would be to maybe use and master one aspect of it and then move on to another.
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Other, Company Name Classified
#4 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Great to use, if you’re willing to learn"

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I used to have a tough time with transferring procedural assets to Maya. Houdini helped me with this. It is an extremely easy program to use and also easy to learn and is perfect for simulations. The only problem that you may face is that its modelling tools are not as efficient as those of others. But this is something that you can work around by switching between programs.

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