Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 Posted by Jim Thacker

Eye candy: SideFX’s 2020 Houdini games reel

SideFX has released its 2020 Houdini games reel: a four-minute compilation of the best recent games, cinematics and real-time projects created using the procedural 3D software.

As ever, there is some beautiful pre-rendered CG, including Axis Studios’ work for Magic: The Gathering and Realtime’s trailer for Zombie Army 4: Dead War.

There is also a varied selection of real-time content, ranging from indie titles and VR experiences to recent games from some of the world’s largest AAA developers, including Capcom and Sega.

But for geeks, the most fascinating part will probably be the demos of the custom art tools that developers have built using Houdini Engine.

They include Borderlands developer Gearbox Software‘s geometry-destruction system, and Square Enix‘s procedural building generator, but there are also cool layout and map-creation tools from smaller studios.

See a full list of credits for SideFX’s 2020 Houdini games reel
(In the Vimeo description: click ‘Read more’ to view them)

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