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Old 11-30-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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Is Houdini used for video game effects?

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.

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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Yes. Houdini was used for some of the effects in Uncharted 3.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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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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