A Toolkit for Motion Design

MOPs is a free, open source suite of Houdini Digital Assets (HDAs) built to help motion designers animate things more easily and intuitively.

Complex node networks and transformations are made simple with intuitive controls for duplicating, rotating, bouncing, aiming, and all kinds of other common motion effects. Take advantage of Houdini’s speed, power and flexibility, without needing to study linear algebra to get there!

“MOPs Demo: Coils” by Henry Foster

A Framework for Transformations

MOPs is built around a few low-level “API” nodes that make it easy to transform packed primitives along their local axes (or any arbitrary axes!) and to blend the transforms of objects together in an intuitive way. These nodes can also be used by Houdini-savvy technical artists to create new custom tools!

Easily match various resolutions of packed primitives, transform packed Alembics in their local spaces, modify rigid body simulations after the fact, and more!

“Redshift is alright” provided by Nick Deboar

Free, as in Free Beer

The core MOPs toolkit will always be free and open source (it’s licensed under LGPL, so your company probably won’t mind it). There may eventually be commercial add-ons to MOPs, but those would be licensed separately.

In the meantime, though, MOPs is developed entirely in spare time, and hosting costs have to be paid. Any donations are enormously appreciated.

Thank you!