Tutorial 8. How to create and edit digital assets for use in Houdini and other software.
Houdini Digital Assets (HDAs) are networks of nodes that can be packaged up to simplify commonly used tasks in Houdini or to create tools that can be used in external software.
HDAs can be used in any software that has a Houdini Engine Plugin. these include:
- Autodesk’s Maya
- Autodesk’s 3DS Max
- Epic’s Unreal Engine (UE4)
This tutorial shows you how to set them up for different uses and to create correctly formatted geometry.
This video covers:
- Creating networks in Houdini to speed up commonly used tasks
- Setting up networks for external software and how to integrate with objects that were not created in Houdini.
- How to set up instancing of input objects in HDAs
I have created a cheat sheet that covers the steps to create a Digital Asset and the process to edit and save existing assets
Setting up Houdini Digital Assets
A handy reference guide to the steps used to create and maintain Houdini Digital Assets
For more in depth information on using HDAs outside Houdini take a look at:
Houdini Engine for Unreal https://www.sidefx.com/docs/unreal/
Houdini Engine for Unity https://www.sidefx.com/docs/unity/
Houdini Engine for Maya https://www.sidefx.com/docs/maya/
Houdini Engine for 3ds Max https://www.sidefx.com/docs/3dsmax/