Resources | Kaboom Box

Kaboom Box

Download HDA


This Houdini Digital Asset will greatly speed up pyro and volume workflows by giving artists a toolkit to render explosions, fire, candles, and anything else in between. The HDA offers both basic and advanced pyro lookdev controls plus a few presets to get you going quickly and easily.

Developed at Pixar by FX TD Hope Schroers, this HDA is a robust shading network developed using native RenderMan nodes and the best practices for rendering volumes at Pixar Animation Studios.


This Pyro HDA is simple to install:

  • Download the Kaboom Box HDA
  • Open Houdini’s Asset Menu
  • Choose Install Asset Library
  • Select rman_kaboom_box.hda
  • Press install

For more in depth information about using The Kaboom Box, please visit the RenderMan documentation.

About the Artist

Terms of Use

This Material Pack is free of copyright.
CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0). Public Domain Dedication.

CCO Logo


NEWS | RenderMan 26 is here!