Houdini is a complete high-end visual effects and 3D animation solution.
|Tags||multimedia Scientific/Engineering Visualization Graphics Animation 3D Rendering 3D Modeling|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux Windows|
Release Notes: This version introduces an entirely new artist-friendly user interface. It also adds the ability to simulate fluid dynamics (like liquid and smoke) to the already existing rigid bodies, cloth, and wire simulation. Houdini now integrates Python as a first-class scripting language. Houdini's renderer, Mantra, now supports physically based rendering (PBR) and fast volume rendering (for smoke, among other things). Houdini's prices were also reduced for version 9, and its new non-commercial $99 "Starving Artist Edition" was recently released. It's also available as a totally free Apprentice edition.