Talk:Houdini (software)

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Named after the magician?[edit]

Where did the name come from? The article could reference whether or not it is named after the famous magician Houdini. Canuckle 19:44, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Houdinisoftware.jpg[edit]

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i dont think you need to worry about fair use, this entire article was obviously created by the company,a huge reference to this software has also mysteriously appeared on the wikipedia article about procedural generation —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.42.159.196 (talk) 17:34, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

If the article was created by the company, it would likely mention every single film that the software has been used in (dozens), instead of the four currently listed.24.205.186.196 (talk) 06:04, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

I'm deleting line #2, about it "being preferred"[edit]

The second line of this article, reads like this: "It is often preferred over competing packages, such as Maya or XSI, for pure visual effects tasks, as opposed to character animation". I'm deleting this line. It's just advertising, meaningless, and unnecessary. 203.166.255.9 23:53, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Nonetheless, it *is* the preferred package for high-end VFX animation. In order to 'cite' this, you'd have to cite almost every issue of Cinefex printed in the last 20 years.24.205.186.196 (talk) 05:57, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Contradictory sentence[edit]

"Like Maya, Houdini is an open-environment and uses the popular Tcl/Tk scripting language and toolkit (as opposed to the proprietary MEL used in Maya)". Don't you think this is a bit contradictory? --192.167.206.241 02:43, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

I've removed the references to Maya in this sentence. 99.231.142.105 (talk) 13:49, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Platform[edit]

What operating system platforms does it run on? The article probably needs some sort of a software Infobox to list these things.--124.170.231.221 (talk) 05:40, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Windows 7 and later, OSX 10.8 and later, and 13 different Linux distributions are supported.24.205.186.196 (talk) 05:55, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Disputed information.[edit]

The article claims:

"These operators exist in the context called 'CHOPs' for which Side Effects won a Technical Achievement Academy Award in 2002."

IMDB directly contradicts this information saying the award went to camera mechanics in 2002. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.181.120.80 (talk) 22:57, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

SESI recieved the Sci-Tech Academy Award in 2012, not 2002. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.205.186.196 (talk) 05:52, 6 February 2015 (UTC)