Houdini Cloud Rendering & Simulations

(GridMarkets: a SideFX partner)

(See details on the SideFX/GridMarkets partnership HERE.)

Render block-buster worthy content easily, faster and more affordably than ever with GridMarkets.


All Houdini versions including educational (without watermarks), Apprentice, Indie & FX are supported.






  • 60 machine "Rush" introduced



  • RenderMan 21.5 supported

2017 Nov: 

  • Envoy 1.0 released.

  • Getting Started .hip provided

  • Supporting Houdini 16.5.268


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Simulate across high performance servers.

We do the work of processing dependent jobs.

All licensing is included as part of the service.  


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1. Getting Started


Learn how the GridMarkets Houdini rendering solution works.  These 30-second tutorials focus on setting your project name and file paths.   HERE is a sample .hip to accelerate your GridMarkets setup.


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2. Job Submission


Learn how to submit a Houdini render or simulation to GridMarkets including how to set the frame ranges.  A sample .hip file is included to get started.

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3. Pre-Flight Management


Learn how to manage file upload/download, dependency nodes and many more submission details with the GridMarkets Preflight interface.

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4. Cloud Cache


Keep and reuse your project files on the GridMarkets cloud.  Here is how.

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5. HDA Install


Learn how to store & reference your assets for use in cloud rendering.

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6. Credit Management


Learn how to manage the credits in your GridMarkets account.

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7. File Management


Learn how to manage your file up and down loads using Envoy.

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8. Rendering with Arnold


Learn how to render with Arnold from Houdini.

9. Security


This video explains the measures that have been taken to secure our service.


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