Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 Posted by Jim Thacker

Eye candy: SideFX’s 2022 Houdini games reel

SideFX has released its 2022 Houdini games reel: a three-minute compilation of the best recent games and real-time projects created using the procedural 3D software.

As you’d expect, there’s a lot of nice in-game footage, from titles ranging from stylized indie strategy games to photorealistic shooters and racers like Rebellion’s Sniper Elite 5 and Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo 7.

However, from a geek’s point of view, perhaps the most interesting part is the in-software footage in between the clips, which shows the procedural tools that their developers created in Houdini to generate art assets.

They range from Sega’s procedural building generator for real-time strategy title Eiketsu Taisen to Io Interactive’s fire FX for Hitman 3, by way of Playground Games’ terrain for Forza Horizon 5.

See a full list of credits for SideFX’s 2022 Houdini games reel
(In the Vimeo description: click ‘Read more’ to view them)

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