Houdini Look Development and Lighting Props


This is a set of props that should be useful for anyone looking to do any look development and lighting in Houdini. The provided zip file contains a USD scene with all the dependencies and a Houdini scene file has also been provided for reference. The setup is also useful with both regular and ACES workflows, and compatible with Karma.

This asset was created and kindly shared by FX TD and Houdini Instructor, Valentin DAVID, so a huge thanks to Valentin for sharing the content and allowing us to make it available for a wider audience.

The set includes:

  • Grey and chrome ball
  • Textured macbeth chart and slate
  • A stand
  • Wooden turntable
  • Fabric backdrop
  • 2 x studio HDRIs

Quick Setup

This video will take you through the steps of gettin the project file up and running. In a nutshell, open the Houdini file, switch to ‘stage’ network, go 😉

Create Look Dev Variants in Houdini

In this video tutorial, Val David will show you how to quickly create variants for LookDev work Using Solaris in Houdini.


CAVE are more than happy for you to use this product for both personal or commercial (this includes training) projects, and you may remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, but you cannot resell or share the assets. If you do use the product in any shape or form, it would be great to check out the renders or whatever else you do with the product, and be credited where possible.