SideFX softwares is coming up with this much awaited version of Houdini this year.
Houdini 12 is expected to be a game-changing release and the following list shows you some of the new version’s key features.
1. New Geometry Engine - Houdini 12 includes a completely new geometry engine which will make Houdini faster and more memory efficient. Also, we will finally be able to work on multiple threads!
2. Pyro FX 2.0 - The creation of fire and smoke is a staple in the VFX industry and Pyro FX has been put to the test by many Houdini artists. With Pyro FX 2.0, you will see significant speed improvements as well as a new workflow which uses simpler dynamics networks and lets artists control simulations with artist-friendly geometry nodes.
here’s the Houdini 121 trailer unveiled at the SIGGRAPH 2011 conference -
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