View Full Version : Is Houdini used for video game effects?

11 November 2012, 09:16 PM
In particular, I'm wondering if Houdini can be used to create things like smoke, fire, and sparks for use inside a game engine. I've been told Maya is not good for this and to go with UDK. Houdini, however, seems to be gaining a lot of steam in the VFX industry, I'm just not sure if its use is strictly limited to movie effects.

Thank you

12 December 2012, 08:36 PM
Yes. Houdini was used for some of the effects in Uncharted 3.

12 December 2012, 02:00 AM
Also for some water flow stuff in Portal 2:

And in the SSX remake:

12 December 2012, 11:47 PM
I'm currently employed by Guerrilla games and we use Houdini for a lot of custom fx and protoyping solutions that might end up in our engine. It's not bound to effects at all...

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