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HOUDINI

Houdini is a 3D animation package developed by Side Effects software. Houdini is known for its specialized focus on procedural generation and has been used in many absolute blockbusters such as Frozen, Rio and Zootopia.

Houdini can model all standard geometries, do key framed animation and supports motion capture. It is fully featured with particle rendering, fluid dynamics, rigid body dynamics, curve- and cloth- simulation.

It supports various renderers both built-in and 3rd-party. There’s extensive lighting options, compositing, volumetrics and a healthy community interest in developing plugins.


SYSTEM RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOUDINI:

Houdini only asks that you throw as many CPU cores at it as you can manage. 16GB of RAM and a mid-range workstation GPU are usually fine for smooth live model interaction, but rendering is the real time sink and oodles of threads will help cure that ailment. A fast SSD as your main drive also won’t hurt to help keep things moving. After all, in animation time really is money.

Houdini Modeling, Animation and Rendering by local CPU

Titan A399
AMD Ryzen Threadreapper
Nvidia Quadro P2000 or better
At Least 16GB Memory DDR4
256GB+ NVMe or M.2 SSD Drive
1TB Storage Hard Drive
Windows 10

Titan X299
Intel i7 (the faster the better)
Nvidia Quadro P4000 or better
At least 16GB Memory DDR4
256GB+ SSD Primary Drive
1TB Storage Hard Drive
Windows 10

Titan W599
Two Intel Xeon (the faster the better)
Nvidia Quadro P5000 or better
At least 32GB+ Memory DDR4 ECC Reg
128GB+ SSD Primary Drive
1TB Storage Hard Drive
Windows 10







Operating systems supported by Houdini:

Windows 10 64-bit Professional
Windows 8.1 64-bit (Pro)
Windows 7 64-bit (Professional and Ultimate)

Ubuntu 12.04+ (64-bit)
Debian 7.0+ (64-bit)
RHEL 6+ (64-bit)
Fedora 13+ (64-bit)
Open SUSE 12.1+ (64-bit)
CentOS 6+ (64-bit)
Mint 13+ (64-bit)
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Starting Price: $3,990.00

The Titan W599 is a highly scalable dual Xeon SP Workstation. Ideal for applications demanding a large number of cores and memory. If you need as much processing power as can be squeezed into a desktop workstation, then the W599 dual-socket system is for you.


Titan W599 Octane - Dual Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs - Quad GPU Render Workstation PC up to 56 cores & Six Channel Memory
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Starting Price: $4,590.00

Were always in a race to build the most powerful machines for every use case and budget point. Which means we can never take a break from trying to improve on our very best performing machines. With this latest generation Titan W599 Octane the envelope of what we can build has been pushed again. The W599 is one of our most powerful and most customized rigs to date. Its designed to cover both CPU and GPU processing needs using new "Six Channel Memory Configuration". So if youre thinking about entering the world of high-performance desktop computing, this should be your first stop.


   
 
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