Houdini Apprentice

Houdini Apprentice procedural Tools for Animation, VFX & Games.

Houdini Apprentice is a free edition of Houdini FX applications designed for 3D modeling, animation, creating special effects, etc. Apprentice version is created for students, hobbyists and artists who want to learn how to use the tool.

Houdini Apprentice provides a number of useful tools for creating and modifying 3D models. Among the main tools for creating polygons find like Cube, Sphere, Torus, Tube, Grid, Circle, Curves, Font, Sculpt, Shatter, Convert, Carve, Group Geometry, Reverse, Refine, PolyExtrude, Polycap, EdgeCollapse, guy, fractal , Morph, Waves and much more.

The application also allows you to generate a series of special effects including fire, smoke, liquids, sand, fur, hair, etc. Through the use of operators based on the internal language of the VEX (Vector Expression) application, all the calculations can use CPU or GPU and technology OpenCL. Houdini Engine rendering engine can also be used in external applications including Maya and Unity.

The free version of the app has some limitations. Houdini Apprentice primarily offers the ability to render projects to a maximum resolution of 1280x720, does not work with external renders and creates its own format that is not compatible with paid versions of Houdini. In addition to each renderu is applied automatically watermark.