SideFX is the developer of Houdini – the Academy Award-winning 3D procedural software platform for the film, TV and video game industries. Best known for its capabilities in dynamics and simulations for visual effects, Houdini is increasingly being used for a wider variety of production pipeline stages – including procedural modelling, character FX, crowds, environments, scene layout, lookedev, lighting and rendering. In 2019, SideFX launched a new technology – the Procedural Dependency Graph (PDG), to distribute tasks and manage dependencies to better scale, automate, and analyze studio pipelines.