SideFX is pleased to announce that Third Party Rendering is being added to Houdini Indie. Now independent artists and studios can use RenderMan, Arnold and OctaneRender in their lighting pipeline along with Houdini’s built-in Mantra renderer.
Artists can choose their favorite renderer or assign different renderers to groups of objects in the same scene, then composite the results for the final image.
“Arnold’s tight integration in Houdini is very popular amongst our VFX studio customers. We are pleased that artists will now be able to try, learn, and actually use Arnold while benefiting from Houdini Indie’s much lower starting price,” says Marcos Fajardo | Solid Angle”
Houdini Indie support will also be available for V-Ray and Redshift soon. Both of these renderers are in closed testing right now, with open releases coming sometime later in 2016.