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Is Arnold (CPU) well integrated with Houdini?

Hey everyone,

I'm planning on building a 32 or 64 core Threadripper Desktop later this year. I will primarily use Houdini, and I want to run large scale simulations (Liquid in particular) and use Arnold for all the typical character and hard surface rendering needs as well.

My question is - How good is the integration and performance of Arnold In Houdini (Indie)?

Also - does it scale well with more cores?

Thank you!

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Stephen Blair answered ·

The more cores the better. Arnold scales almost linearly.

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Good to know! Can you speak to it's Houdini Integration? Also, do you agree that for realistic sims, it's best to use a CPU renderer?

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