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.

SideFX Houdini 16 versions:
  • Houdini Apprentice – Free edition, non-commercial use, a render restriction of 1280×720 and a watermark
  • Houdini Indie – $199 a year, for indie animators and developers making up to $100,000 annually, render restriction of 1920×1080. This annual license includes all upgrades.
  • Houdini FX – starting at $4,495
  • Houdini Core – starting at 1,495 (with a promotion until May 31, 2017)

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