Houdini Engine for Indies now FREE! SideFX is pleased to announce that Houdini Engine Indie is now available for free (previously $99). Independent game devs and CG artists can now freely load Houdini Digital Assets built using Houdini’s procedural node-based workflow into apps such as Unity, UE4, Maya and Cinema4D.What is Houdini engine?
Studio Wide Solutions Houdini Engine supports a deep integration of Houdini and its procedural workflow within the larger framework of a Studio pipeline. Houdini Engine functions as both a plug-in to other applications and a non-graphical solution for batch processing and distributing important tasks to the farm.What is edithoudini engine indie?
Houdini Engine Indie offers a way for indie artists to have free access to running the plug-ins or batch processing on up to 3 computers which don't have access to interactive licenses. DOWNLOAD NOW! LEARNING WITH APPRENTICEIs Houdini free to use?
So basically there's Houdini to create complex procedural assets (not free), and then a plugin to inject these into a game engine, itself called "Engine" (this plugin was formerly not free, and now free for "indies"). Is that right ? Yeah, I must admit I have been quite puzzled by their marketing and communication.