SideFX Houdini FX 16.0.621

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Created on 2017-05-29 09:47:54
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Description

Name: SideFX Houdini FX
Version: 16.0.621
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.10.2 and later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor

Includes: K'ed (X-FORCE)


Web Site: https://www.sidefx.com/community/sidefx-releases-houdini-16/



Overview
SideFX has officially announced Houdini 16 software for 3D animation and video effects. The latest update includes new workflows for terrain building, shading, character rigging and visual effects creation, as well as a new network editor and radial viewport menus.


- Brand new architecture for procedural terrain generation
- Based on height-field volumes in SOPs
- Full and immediate access to Houdini’s modeling arsenal
- 30+ dedicated surface operators
- Powerful erosion models
- Straightforward workflow, similar to image compositing but in 3D
- Seamless optional leveraging of Houdini’s compositing network (COPs)
- Ability to mask areas of interest with freeform curves and texture maps
- Ability to paint and override any attribute
- Support for GeoTIFF and several Lidar formats
- Native output to game engines
- Fully tileable
- Game-friendly terrain material and specialized shader for VFX use
- High-quality visualization in the viewport
- Dedicated Mantra procedural for rendering
- Very fast: hardware accelerated via OpenCL
- Native collision support for Houdini’s physical sim environment (DOPs)
Look Development - Streamlined Shader Building Workflow
SideFX Houdini 16 includes a new shader building workflow that allows for layer mixing and quick access to procedural texturing tools. Mantra has been enhanced with improved BSDFs for creating Sub-Surface Scattering, Dielectrics, Absorption and more. Game artists can leverage an improved texture baking workflow.
Architecture for single-tiered shader creation in VOPs (no SHOPs required)
- Much streamlined workflow to aid both new and existing users
- Full support for nested, unlimited shader layering
- SideFX Houdini 16 brings redesigned VOP node tiles
- Ray-traced SSS BSDF with image-plane outputs
- SideFX Houdini 16 brings support for unified nested dielectrics
- Dispersion and absorption BSDFs
- Redesigned Principled uber shader with extensive features and controls
- Updated shader gallery with new entries such as skin, wax, and mountain
- Easy OpenGL tagging of shader attributes for viewport visualization
- Viewport support for metallics, coat, occlusion, reflection and more
- Texture baking enhancements
- OpenColor IO support
- Per-pixel inspection of material stylesheet overrides in IPR
- Significant performance enhancements to Mantra
- Fine-grained, intuitive controls for the quality/performance tradeoff
- Direct rendering of HIP files containing curves and points with no Engine license
Character Animation & Rigging - Advanced Rigging Tools with Muscles
 
SideFX Houdini 16 new animation and rigging tools have been improving over the last few releases - and with the Auto-rigging, Muscle and Flesh architecture and Invisible rigs in Houdini 16, a complete character workflow is now in place. The new Biharmonic skin capturing will save riggers valuable time while the FEM-based muscles produce high-realism results.
Many enhancements to the Animation Editor

- Flexible constraint architecture based on VOPs and CHOPs
- Biped and quadruped auto-rigs
- Biharmonic skin capturing to diminish the need for weight painting
- Fast bone placement with medial axis support
- ‘Invisible rig’ support in Pose tool
- Spring-based and FEM-based skin & muscle system
- Significantly improved FEM soft body solver
- Optimized for performance
Hair & Grooming - Designed for Unlimited Control

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