Vector graphics software for filmmaking and game development

About Houdini

Houdini is a vector graphics software that helps businesses in filmmaking, game development, and motion graphics industry create multiple iterations, share workflows, build simulations, and create 3D models on a centralized platform. The procedural modeling tool enables staff members to maintain a construction history and create cityscapes, environments, and other surface topology models.

Houdini allows developers to utilize the built-in animation and rigging tools to create custom characters and creatures with muscles, hair, furs, clothing, and more. The terrain system enables employees to create layers and use procedural noise and mask out area tools to edit terrains according to individual preferences. The crowds tool allows graphic designers to manage crowd layouts, rag doll dynamics, steering, collision avoidance, terrain adaptation, and motion blending processes.

Houdini facilitates integration with several third-party solutions, such as RenderMan, Redshift, Octane Render, Mantra, and more. It also allows visual effects artists to create particle and dynamic simulations. The asset creation tool lets users encapsulate node networks into shareable custom nodes.

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  • Free Trial
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United States

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Pricing starting from:


  • Free Trial
  • Free
  • Subscription


Houdini main interface
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Total features of Houdini: 10

  • API
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Design Management
  • History Tracking
  • Image Editing
  • Third Party Integration
  • Video Editing
  • Workflow Management


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Vijay K.
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  • Industry: Motion Pictures & Film
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Houdini best for Fx and simulation FX

Reviewed on 2020/12/06

Its the best software i have ever experienced for FX

Its the best software i have ever experienced for FX


Interface is easy node based Like nuke which is east and simple to use for any new user


Complicated Render optimisation, Render timing should be noticed

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Houdini offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$175,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Houdini is available across several pricing plans, outlined below. It also offers a 30-days free trial. Houdini Apprentice: Free of cost for students, artists, and hobbyists Houdini Indie- · 1 Year rental: $269 · 2 year rental: $399 For Artists (Workstation License)- · Houdini Core: $1,995 (Perpetual license) · Houdini FX: $4,495 (Perpetual license) · Houdini Engine: $499 (Annual rental) For Studios (Floating Licenses) 1. Houdini Core- · Perpetual license: $2,995 · Annual rental: $1,995 · 90 day rental: $1,065 · 60 day rental: $710 · 30 day rental: $355 2. Houdini FX- · Perpetual license: $6,995 · Annual rental: $4,995 · 90 day rental: $2,625 · 60 day rental: $1,750 · 30 day rental: $875 3. Houdini Engine- · Annual rental: $795 · 90 day rental: $525 · 60 day rental: $350 · 30 day rental: $175 · 14 day rental: $150 · 7 day rental: $75 Houdini Education- $75 (Annual rental)

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Houdini has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

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Houdini offers the following support options:

Online Support, FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials

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