Cycles for Houdini
Tangent Animation has released an open-source plugin that enables Blender’s Cycles renderer to run inside Houdini. HD Cycles is an “USD/Hydra RenderDelegate plugin that adds support for the Cycles renderer to any client” with the aim of rendering a one-to-one representation of a USD scene with Cycles. The plugin is still in active development, you can read more about the progress and download it from GitHub.
A little more of a preview of the seamless workflow powered by #HdCycles. @openusd really is powering the future. The @CyclesRenderer is such a powerful and fast renderer and this will put it in a lot more people’s hands. Still early in development, but the potential is huge! pic.twitter.com/aFlK78ymq4— Ben Skinner (@Vochsel) August 16, 2020