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Is it free?
Houdini is great yeah, there's talk of adding the everything-nodes approach to Blender too, because Houdini really makes it possible to do some absolutely crazy shit.
Aside: I've actually met Mark Elendt, one of the people behind Houdini and a really nice dude.
@Gregozor2121 There is a free/student/hobby license, which allows you to use the program in almost its full capacity, but you get a houdini watermark in your renders (and in the interface there is a "non-commercial version" watermark on some of the backgrounds).
I think they want you to start paying for it once you start using it professionally :)
However, it does need shitload of resources (had I think 32 core(?) Mac with 65GB of RAM running hot) and it'll break your bank as soon as you need more than the free version.
But it is a state of the art suite that basically all professional CGI artists use as far as I know. Also has a basically vertical learning curve