While many people import models into Houdini from other apps, there is a growing trend to take advantage of Houdinis procedural approach to creating geometry. Based on user feedback, these improvements will increase productivity and allow modellers to do more of their work right inside Houdini.
Some of the new tools include a Knife tool and an Edge loop cut tool. You can now grow and shrink selections and tools like Booleans and Extract have added functionality. These little workflow improvements can make a big difference in production and demonstrate the commitment Side Effects has to helping customers in all areas of the pipeline.
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