HEX | Episode 2

Welcome to Episode 2 of HEX, an ongoing series of interviews with people from the Houdini community – studio artists, indie artists, developers, event organizers – you name it! In this episode…

0:00 Welcome

2:00 – Free Houdini Engine Plugins for Unity and Unreal
SideFX is pleased to announce that Houdini Engine for UE4 and Houdini Engine for Unity are now available for commercial customers for free. Learn more in this segment with SideFX’s Judith Crow and Christopher Hebert.

8:15 – Unreal Engine Plugin – V2
SideFX’s Simon Verstraete and Damien Pernuit chat about the latest and greatest version of the Unreal Engine plug-in for Houdini.

19:15 – New Crowds Course
Fianna Wong chats with MPC’s Mikael Pettersén, the author of the newly released Crowds Course.

24:48 – Mardini
The Mardini Daily Art Challenge is underway! Meet Carl Drifter, Mardini’s first official animation winner.

30:44 – Making of Joji ‘777’ Music Video
Debra Issac chats with Saad Moosajee and James Bartolozzi about how they utilized Unreal Engine with Houdini to create a full troupe of CG dancers based on the captured movements of just one.

40:37 KineFX
SideFX’s Fianna Wong and Henry Dean chat about the progression of KineFX, tools in Houdini designed for riggers and animators.
Artworks courtesy of —
42:51 Ivan Larinin
47:04, 49:00, 49:23 Bogdan Zykov
47:47 Danil Krivoruchko
48:28, 49:13 Richard Lord
48:35 Thomas Klyhn Christensen

52:26 – Indie Game: Shoulders of Giants
SideFX’s Ben Mears chats with indie game developer Patrick McAvena about his latest title and how Houdini played a role creating assets for the game.

55:55 – SideFX Labs
SideFX’s Paul Ambrosiussen chats with Matt Estela – Mr. CG Wiki himself – about SideFX Labs.

1:08:06 Sci-Viz with Houdini
Debra Isaac talks with Kate Xagoraris about the many possibilities using Houdini for scientific visualization purposes, particularly where outer space is concerned.

1:16:08 – Learning Path Enhancements
SideFX’s Robert Magee takes you through the latest enhancements to the learning section on SideFX.com.

1:19:02 – Henry Foster, Chief Architect, MOPs – Interviews from Houdini Illume
Excerpt from the Houdini Illume Webinar Series. Meet MOPs chief architect Henry Foster.

1:25:35 – Moritz Schwind, Co-Founder, Entagma – Interviews from Houdini Illume
Excerpt from the Houdini Illume Webinar Series. Meet Entagma’s Moritz Schwind.

1:31:10 Gallery Showcase
We conclude HEX with a collection of art recently posted to the SideFX.com Gallery.

Further Info:

Houdini Engine for Unreal and Unity now Free

Mardini – http://www.sidefx.com/community-main-menu/contests-jams/mardini-daily-challenge/

Learning Paths – http://www.sidefx.com/learn/

Kate Xagoraris

MOPs – http://www.motionoperators.com

Entagma – http://entagma.com

SideFX Labs – http://www.sidefx.com/products/sidefx-labs/

Shoulders of Giants – https://www.movingpieces.io/sog

Saad Moosajee – http://moosajee.co

James Bartolozzi – http://www.jhb.graphics

Matt Estela (CG Wiki) – http://www.tokeru.com/cgwiki/?title=Houdini

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