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Houdini Now Supported by Conductor

Plug-in allows easy integration and access to cloud-based resources enabling users to submit renders without leaving the app.

Conductor Technologies announced that SideFX’s Houdini is now supported and integrated into the Conductor cloud platform. After installing the Houdini plug-in, users can access cloud-based compute resources through Conductor and submit render tasks without leaving the application. Users typically have Conductor running in their Houdini workflow within minutes, with Houdini render licensing handled automatically on the backend by Conductor.

“Rendering Houdini simulations often require a ton of compute resources,” said Mac Moore, CEO, Conductor Technologies. “Rather than sink money into local machines or lock up an on-prem farm to complete this work, Conductor provides a flexible option for scaling as you need and not accruing unnecessary costs. Support for nearly any application can be added to Conductor via custom scripting, so artists have been using Houdini on Conductor with much success. We’re thrilled to be able to broaden access to the plugin implementation and reduce setup to a few clicks.”

Conductor, the multi-cloud rendering platform for high compute needs workflows, is compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows operating systems. In addition, it can leverage resources from Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) through the platform or in the cloud providers’ respective marketplaces. Other creative applications supported by Conductor include Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, and Arnold; Blender; Maxon’s Cinema 4D and Redshift; Foundry’s NUKE, Cara VR, KATANA, MODO, and Ocula; Chaos Group’s V-Ray; Pixar’s Renderman; Isotropix’s Clarisse; Golaem; Bluegfx’s Miarmy; Ephere’s Ornatrix; Boris FX’s Silhouette; and Peregrine Labs’ Yeti.

Learn more about Conductor’s support of Houdini on the tutorial and reference documentation pages. Additional information on Conductor is available here.

Source: Conductor Technologies

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