When to Use OpenCL and When to Use VEX in Houdini

Jeff Lait Addresses When You Should Use OpenCL and When You Should Use VEX in This Houdini 16.5 Masterclass

Senior Mathematician for Side FX, Jeff Lait presents a Houdini 16.5 Masterclass on how to use OpenCL. One of the big questions that keeps coming up  is “Should I use it or should I use VEX.” According to Jeff, you should always use VEX.

That is why the masterclass focuses on when to use the open computing language framework and when to use VEX. They both have similar attributes, but both differ in a few areas. Both OpenCL and VEX have their advantages, and Jeff covers everything you need to know in this masterclass.

Both the Open CL SOP and DOP in Houdini will allow you to take advantage of your GPU to do computations. Jeff walks us through how to use the relevant SOP’s if you choose to use Open CL instead of VEX.