Procedural GameDev Tools

GDC 2016


Houdini for Game Dev Intro | Debra Isaac and Viviana Mora

A talk by Debra Isaac and Viviana Mora at IndieCade 2016 about how Houdini can be used for game development. This video covers level design, FX for games and many other relevant topics that will help artists understand how Houdini could be an important tool in any game dev pipeline.



Houdini Engine for Unity and UE4 | Robert Magee

In this presentation, you will learn how the Houdini Engine can be used to load procedural assets into game editors such as Unity and Unreal Engine 4. You will walk through the creation of a simple asset then look at other ways to create game art using procedural techniques. 

In the end, you will take a look at how Indie developer Luis Garcia has used the Houdini Engine to populate his game Suki and the Shadow Claw with procedural content.


Realtime FX | Steve Burrichter

Houdini is known for its VFX tools used in film and TV. Now learn how you can add quality FX to your game using a wide range of tools. From PyroFX to Fluids to destruction FX, artist Steve Burrichter demonstrates his FX pipeline from Houdini to Unreal Engine 4. 

The shelf tools shown in this video are available on GitHub for you to use in your work. Please feel free to download them and try them out.

>> GAME DEV TOOLS | GitHub


Thinking Procedurally | Scott Keating

Artist Scott Keating talks about creating game art using procedural techniques. From columns, to bridges to stone stairs, this presentation explores how to think procedurally in order to create efficient game art that can be delivered to your game editor using Houdini and the Houdini Engine.


Planet Alpha 31 | Adrian Lazar

SideFX Games Community Manager Ben Mears talks with developer Adrian Lazar about his award-winning game Planet Alpha 31. Learn about Adrian's background and how working procedurally has helped him create unique and compelling art for his game.

>> PLANET ALPHA 31 | Website


Nimbus Knights | Mike Murdock

Mike Murdock speaks with SideFX Games Community Manager Ben Mears about how Houdini's procedural toolset has been used to make Nimbus Knights, a roomscale VR game set in a sky kingdom. Gain insights into VR art direction, roomscale game design, and pipeline. TriHelix is a virtual and augmented reality game company based in the Bay Area..


>> Nimbus Knights | Website



Tutorial Videos

To learn how to use Houdini to create art for your games, SideFX has a collection of learning videos available. You can use this with our FREE Houdini Apprentice edition or Houdini Indie to develop your skills.