Someone will get in trouble
Today’s beta email was erroneously sent to all Houdini customers. It was meant to be an early access letter for Annual Upgrade Customers who will be getting a chance to work with Houdini 19 before it goes Gold.
For Indie, Education and non-AUP customers there will be a longer wait as we put the finishing touches on this exciting release. There will be a presentation to introduce you to all of the new features and then you will receive your new licenses once the product is released in late October.
We apologize for the accidental email. At least you now have some idea of what is coming in the new release and we look forward to getting it into your hands.
Your SideFX Houdini Team
Thanks to your hard work beta testing Houdini 19, we are entering the final stages of the release process. Up until now, you have been able to run the beta using your 18.5 license. Starting today, future beta releases will require a 19 upgrade which can be accessed via the Houdini License Administrator (hkey). These licenses will allow you to continue working with 18.5 builds in production while you transition over to 19.
The Gold release of Houdini 19 will be available to the public in mid-October and will include more detailed documentation, tutorials to assist with learning, and finishing touches to the software. Whether you are a feature film VFX artist, a game developer or a commercial studio, Houdini 19 brings you new and enhanced tools to meet your most demanding production requirements.
During the beta testing period (from now to mid-October), please do not post anything about Houdini 19 on any public forums (including sidefx.com). Please continue to post Houdini 19 feedback on the beta forum. Everyone else should send any issues through the normal technical support channels. Thank you for your cooperation.
Thank you for using Houdini and being a valuable beta tester!
Your SideFX Houdini Team
KEY FEATURES IN HOUDINI 19
Houdini 19 contains many new features and improvements to KineFX, Muscles & Tissue, Crowds, Solaris, Karma, Modeling and Goemetry, Viewport, Terrain, Pyro and FLIP Fluids, Vellum, RBD Destruction, FEM, Grooming, and PDG.
There are many more new features in the new release – please log in to see the full list.
FULL FEATURE LIST
I suppose I can post this here as they send everyone the email + I’m not even In their testing program this leak is not coming from me anyway