Houdini

INTRODUCTION

Houdini Software

Houdini is a 3D creation software developed by SideFX, appreciated by 3D artists for its ability to perform complex simulations in addition to modeling, animation, and rendering. It offers advanced particle, dynamics, fluid and destruction simulation tools, enabling artists to create realistic and captivating visual effects. The beauty of using Houdini lies in its flexibility and power, offering the ability to control and customize every aspect of the simulation.

By combining the power of Houdini with our render farm, you can create advanced simulations with greater efficiency and precision, enabling you to create stunning visual effects for a wide range of projects including films, video games and advertising.

PREPARE YOUR RENDERING

Versions & renderers supported by the Render Farm

20.0.653
20.0.590
19.5.805
19.0.720
18.5.759
Renderers (8)
Arnold
HtoA 6.3.1.1
Arnold GPU
HtoA 6.3.1.1
Karma
Karma-XPU
Mantra
Redshift
3.6.01
Renderman
26.1
Simulation
Plugins (4)
  • MOPS 1.5.0
  • Rombo 1.4.1
  • SideFx Labs 20.0.629
  • qLib 0.2.237
Renderers (7)
Karma
Karma-XPU
Mantra
Redshift
3.6.01
Simulation
V-Ray CPU
6.20.05
V-Ray GPU
6.20.05
Plugins (5)
  • Lynx 1.0.94
  • MOPS 1.5.0
  • Rombo 1.4.1
  • SideFx Labs 20.0.629
  • qLib 0.2.237
Renderers (10)
Arnold
HtoA 6.3.1.1
Arnold GPU
HtoA 6.3.1.1
Karma
Karma-XPU
Mantra
Redshift
3.6.01
Renderman
26.1
Simulation
V-Ray CPU
6.20.05
V-Ray GPU
6.20.05
Plugins (5)
  • Lynx 1.0.94
  • MOPS 1.5.0
  • Rombo 1.4.1
  • SideFx Labs 19.5.633
  • qLib 0.2.237
Renderers (10)
Arnold
HtoA 6.3.1.1
Arnold GPU
HtoA 6.3.1.1
Karma
Karma-XPU
Mantra
Redshift
3.6.01
Renderman
26.1
Simulation
V-Ray CPU
6.20.05
V-Ray GPU
6.20.05
Plugins (5)
  • Lynx 1.0.94
  • MOPS 1.5.0
  • Rombo 1.4.1
  • SideFx Labs 19.0.426
  • qLib 0.2.237
Renderers (4)
Karma
Mantra
Redshift
3.6.01
Simulation
Plugins (4)
  • Lynx 1.0.94
  • MOPS 1.5.0
  • Rombo 1.4.1
  • qLib 0.2.237

CUSTOM RENDER FARM

How to render a Houdini project on our render farm?

1
Register on our website and get an email with 30€ of free rendering credits.
2
Download and install the RANCHecker plugin to prepare your project and the RANCHSync application to synchronize your data (file upload & download).
3
Send your project from Houdini using RANCHecker (working together with RANCHSync).
4
Download your images automatically and in real time with RANCHSync.

Our tools

Simplify your renderings with the Ranch tools

RANCHecker for Houdini

  • Gathers the textures of your scene.
  • Checks the rendering settings.
  • Prepares your projects into archive files ready to be sent to the RANCH.

For more information, please consult our technical documentation or our video tutorials

With RANCHSync

  • Free software that automatically downloads your files to your computer when your project is finished.
  • Available for PC or Mac.
  • Windows
  • Mac

Our advantages

Adapted and efficient rendering farm for Houdini

Power & performance

  • Powerful processors and graphics cards for fast calculations
  • Multiple servers are allocated to your project for reduced waiting time
  • Strip rendering for still image rendering

Easy to use

  • Quick registration for immediate access to our farm
  • Houdini’s integrated RANCHecker plugin makes it easy to validate your scene
  • The RANCHSync synchronization tool allows you to send your project archive and retrieve your frames

Security

  • Confidentiality of projects guaranteed
  • Secure data transfer (https)
  • Individual authentication per project (FTP IDs per project)
  • Secure payment (Stripe and Paypal)

Serenity

  • Our RANCHecker plugin checks the portability of your scene on our servers
  • Verification of your rendering parameters and feedback on blocking points or points to correct
  • Automatic creation of an archive with the elements of your scene for a trouble-free transfer

Support

  • Support by email, phone, or chat with our 3D artists accessible to all and for any type of request
  • Video tutorials and online documentation
  • Our teams will help you to estimate your project

Appropriate budget

  • Our price simulator helps you to estimate the cost of your project. You can also contact us to help you with the estimation.
  • Save up to 70 % with volume purchases
  • All is included in the price: servers, renderer licences, support. And the Ranch Credits don’t expire
  • Choose the right rendering priority to reduce costs
  • 100% bonus for students and schools on non-commercial renderings

Other supported software

What our

Customers says

« This is probably the best support I got in ages. »

Van Stein Martin

04/02/2023

« A Human RenderFarm ! You need help, there someone there ! »

Frederic TANTIN

14/12/2022

« First try with ranch Computing and very satisfied. The steps to launch the online rendering are very simple and fast. The explanations are very clear. »

Karim Moudir

08/01/2023

The projects we have supported

Architectural
Product Visualisation
VFX Animation

Forest House Exterior Model – Thanh Nguyen

3ds Max – V-Ray

Rendering time
32 h
Without Ranch
4 h 20 min
With Ranch

Evermotion / 15th Anniversary Collection

3ds Max – Corona Renderer

Rendering time
2 h 38 min
Without Ranch
10 min
With Ranch

Interior design rendering

3ds Max – FStormRenderer

Rendering time
1 h 10 min
Without Ranch
18 min 50 sec
With Ranch

La Defense – Illuminens

Maxwell Renderer 4

Visualisation 3D – RUBIS 3DESIGN

3ds Max – Corona Renderer

Vincent WITOMSKI – PLASTICINE

Maxwell Render 5

Excalibur Spider Pirelli – Point Flottant

Cinema 4D – Arnold

SCUF Gaming – Witness & Co (Edwin Sumalave)

Cinema 4D – Redshift

Walking In Circles – Santi Zoraidez

Cinema 4D – Octane

SAMSUNG Galaxy A14 5G Screensaver – Clim Studio

Cinema 4D – Redshift

Bottega Veneta XMAS 21 – ONIRIM

Houdini – Redshift

Omega Quality Campaign – Franco Tassi

Cinema 4D – Arnold

Fish Facade – Mike Pan

Maya 2023 – Renderman

Rendering time
6 days
Without Ranch
25 h
With Ranch

Ages of Vultures – Toni Bratincevic

Maya 2023 – Redshift (895212)

Rendering time
43 min 58 sec
Without Ranch
7 min 56 sec
With Ranch

Leachs speeches Happy Halloween – Bobby Standridge

3ds Max – V-Ray

Rendering time
3 days 13 h
Without Ranch
1 h 18 min
With Ranch

Forest Floor

3ds Max – Corona Renderer

Rendering time
4 h 37 min
Without Ranch
1 min
With Ranch

Geoglyph 2.0 Launch Trailer

3ds Max – Corona Renderer

Rendering time
3 days
Without Ranch
1 h 25 min
With Ranch

Equilibrium – DIORAMA

Cinema 4D – V-Ray

X-Particles / Rhino Loop – Daley Graphics

X-Particles Cinema 4D – Octane

BT Sport x Moto GP – WUNDR

Cinema 4D – Redshift

Houdini on the blog

Any question? Please contact us.

Does your project need a particular plugin not mentioned? A plugin required for your project is not supported for a specific version of Houdini? You have a doubt about the compatibility of your project?


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