Get your license now!

SideFX is offering Chillennium game jammers a free 2-month Houdini Indie license to jam with! If you would like to receive your license please fill out this form. Please note the license period starts from when your request is processed, NOT from when you download the software.

Getting Started

Here a few useful tutorials to get you started:

Side Effects Quick Start Tutorials
Learn More about Houdini Engine
GameTutor: Free Houdini, Houdini Engine & Unity Tutorials
The Undead Dev Houdini + Unreal Engine Tutorials
Houdini Basics Series on YouTube
Houdini Engine Basics for Unity
Luiz' Big List of Game Tutorials

If you have any issues downloading, installing, or using Houdini please email They'll be happy to help you out.

If you use Houdini for any of your game projects, SideFX would love to hear about it!
Email Ben Mears, SideFX's Games Community Manager, at or hit him up on Twitter @The_BenMears.