Houdini 18.5 released

Updated Houdini 18.5 has been officially released. New features include:

l  A live bridge between Unity and Houdini vi session sync.

l  BSP brush support in Houdini Engine for Unreal, plus PDG, World Composition support and auto-streaming tiles.

l  A new services systems for faster task completion.

l  Comprehensive performance monitoring.

l  A Shotgun asset publishing tool .

l  Topo transfer with a conformal mesh solver.

l  Attribute from Pieces SOP that provides a new method to create common attribute patterns.

l  Chain Sop for quickly instancing geometry along a path.

l  Interactive physics brushes for Vellum cloth.

l  Several Vellum fabric types ready to use.

l  Faster viscous FLIP fluids.

l  Interactive Pyro, a GPU accelerated minimal solver for fast prototyping.

l  Pyro Burst Source SOP, a new method for sourcing and shaping complex explosions.

l  Pyro rt Trail Path SOP, an artist-friendly way to shape complex explosion trails.

l  New Pyro tools and shaders plus ready to use sample files.

l  Mask By Feature SOP that can create a mask from geometry, shadows, AO and more.

l  Scatter and Align SOP, a high-level instancing toolset.

l  Solaris Render Snapshots.

l  Click to target progressive rendering in Karma.

l  Physical lens shaders in Karma.

l  KineFX, a new foundation for procedural SOP rigging and retargeting.


 Visit the SideFX website: https://www.sidefx.com/products/whats-new-18-5/


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