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.hip File Extension

Developer: Side Effects Software
File type: Houdini Project File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .hip. Files with the file extension .hip can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .hip files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .hip file?

The Houdini software can be used to create a Houdini project file, and these files are affixed with the .hip extension and are stored in the HIP format. The Houdini application is a program classified as 3D development and animation modeling software. This means the Houdini program can be used to develop 3D objects and animated sequences. Houdini projects are stored in the HIP format, and these HIP files may contain details associated to the shape definitions of the 3D elements used in the project. 3D object surfaces, points, lines and fluids among other digital elements can be entered into a Houdini project and saved in the HIP format. Various images among other project assets may also be stored in a HIP file. Rendering these HIP project output files into digital animated 3D sequences using the Houdini software is also possible. Primarily used to develop digital 3D images and animated graphics, these rendered HIP project output files have been used in popular movies with animated scenes like Terminator Salvation and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra among others. Batch, Escape and Master editions are the available versions of the Houdini software.

how to open a .hip file?

Launch a .hip file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .hip file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .hip files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .hip file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .hip file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .hip file association errors

applications that open a .hip file

Side Effects Houdini

Side Effects Houdini

Side Effects Houdini is a 3D animation and computer graphics software from Side Effects Software. It is designed as a purely procedural environment and contains animation features that are based on the PRISMS ecosystem of standalone tools. The modeling style in Houdini includes all standard geometric forms like polygons, metaballs, and a hierarchical NURBS (with Bezier curves, patches, and trim). Curved-based modeling with NURBS creates smooth, organic surfaces that are ideal for creating items like cars. Animation is based on the Keyframed technique and raw channel manipulation (CHOPs) that support motion capture. The software support multiple animation layer through lighting techniques with a node-based shader authoring, and tools for dynamics that include rigid body dynamics, computational fluid dynamics and cloth simulation. It supports a variety of renderers like mental ray and Mantra:Renderman and provides extensibility through plugins. This application runs on platforms supported by Microsoft windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .hip files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .hip. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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