SideFX has unveiled Houdini 19 with new updates. This includes a revamped tissue and muscle toolset that lets you groom muscle fibers, a new secondary motion system, and support for live mocap streaming in the KineFX character toolset. There are also updates to the Pyro and destruction toolsets and Vellum becomes a true multiphysics solver with support for fluids and rigid body dynamics. Houdini’s look-dev toolset Solaris gets new brush-based scene layouts and a USD asset gallery. The Karma renderer now supports MaterialX and Karma XPU, the GPU-accelerated hybrid version of the render engine, is released in alpha.