TORONTO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Side Effects Software, an industry leader in 3D animation and visual effects is pleased to announce a promotion for first-time users of their Houdini software. VFX, commercial and game studios looking for a new level of flexibility and control can now save money while enjoying the benefits of Houdini’s procedural node-based workflow.
“It lets us achieve high-end VFX in film projects such as “Source Code”
The Houdini First-Timer promo includes either a workstation or network license of Houdini Master and one year on the Annual Upgrade Plan. This promotion is for freelance artists and studios that have never owned Houdini before, is limited to 2 licenses per studio and must be purchased within the month of October.
“Right from the get go, Houdini became a valuable part of our production environment,” says Yanick Wilisky, Executive VFX Supervisor and Co-Founder of ModusFX. “It lets us achieve high-end VFX in film projects such as “Source Code” and "Immortals" and the workflow eases the creative approach to shots and assets. With Houdini as our primary VFX and Simulation package, we know that we can offer our customers top-of-the-line quality today while achieving even greater results in the future.”
Houdini Master applies a node-based procedural approach to creating high-end VFX, environment modeling, animation, lighting and rendering. The Annual Upgrade Plan lets studios maximize their investment in Houdini with production-level technical support, access to online daily builds and early access to our upcoming Houdini 12 release. Houdini Master is available for Mac OSX, Windows and LINUX systems.
In October, Side Effects is holding free webinars for artists interested in using Houdini for the first-time. The “Going Procedural” webinar introduces animation and VFX studios to the possibilities of this new way of working while “Houdini in Games” introduces game studios to Houdini’s node-based approach. Join a webinar and learn how, even as a first-timer, you can be productive with Houdini. Visit www.sidefx.com/webinars to register.
About Side Effects Software
Established in 1987, Side Effects Software is a world leader in the development of advanced 3D animation and special effects software for use in film, commercials and video games. Side Effects Software leads the field of procedural animation with its unique, award-winning Houdini technology. Houdini is used by numerous digital content creation leaders including: Disney Feature Animation, Double Negative, Framestore-CFC, Guerilla Games, EA, The Mill, Method Studios, Digital Domain, Rhythm and Hues, and Sony Pictures Imageworks amongst others.