Well, small/medium intuos pro is way cheaper that iPad Pro + pencil... just saying... And it works better with ZBrush...
It might ultimately be proof of concept now, but the point of showing a low-count bounce raytracing that still looks decent especially after denoising gives us a nice roadmap on the future. Maybe given time, we will move to this as the new standard or at least a probable alternate to baked lighting.
Fuck you I'm stuck in some bullshit game some dickhead thought would be exciting.
SideFX is pleased to announce that Houdini Core – previously known as simply Houdini – is now being offered for $1,495 USD – a 50% discount from the regular price. This promotion celebrates a powerful collection of features including procedural modeling, animation, character rigging, lighting and rendering, compositing, terrain generation and volumes.
While Houdini is best known for its VFX tools, there are lots of other parts of the pipeline that would benefit from a procedural approach. We are excited to offer this promotion to studios interested in taking advantage of the great character rigging, terrain generation and lighting tools in Houdini Core.
Kim Davidson, President and CEO, SideFX
Houdini Core works with scene files and Houdini Digital Assets [HDAs] created using the dynamics and simulation tools in Houdini FX and have access to unlimited Mantra render tokens. Game developers can use Houdini Core to create digital assets that can be opened in game engines such as Unity and UE4 using the Houdini Engine plug-ins.
This promotion is for a Houdini CORE Perpetual Local Access Floating License and is available from February 6 to May 31, 2017. The price includes the first year of the Annual Upgrade Plan, which provides key advantages such as production-level technical support and online daily builds.
New Lower Rental Pricing
SideFX is also pleased to announce new lower rental prices for Houdini Core and Houdini FX. This provides SideFX customers with the license scalability they’ve been requesting for short-term or project-specific needs. Rental costs are $1,995 USD annually and $255 USD monthly for Houdini Core Local Access Floating licenses and $4,995 USD annually and $625 USD monthly for Houdini FX Local Access Floating licenses. Studios should contact their Account Executive for full details.
At the Houdini 16 Launch event held at Rich Mix in London, SideFX previewed a wealth of new features, including: a new node network editor, viewport radial menus, booleans, terrain generation, auto-rigging tools, a new shading workflow and much more. Houdini 16 will be released on February 21, 2017 and will be available for download at SideFX.com.