Side Effects reveals Houdini Apprentice HD 9.5

Side Effects reveals Houdini Apprentice HD 9.5

By Ed Fear

June 13th 2008 at 3:34PM

Indie-aimed version of Houdini for Torque Game Engine developers

GarageGames and Side Effects have teamed up to bring a version of the popular Houdini modelling and animation tool to the indie market.

Houdini Apprentice HD 9.5 comes complete with a built-in exporter for GarageGames' Torque Game Engine, giving an instant pipeline for 'next-gen quality' art from tool to run-time environment complete with bone animations, level of detail, textures, UV coordinates and more.

"From the very first conversation, we felt that Side Effects really understood the indie philosophy of providing professional quality tools to the masses," said Derek Bronson, third party development manager for GarageGames.

"GarageGames is always looking for ways to improve its art pipeline and the Houdini exporter opens the door for artists to use an incredible tool at a very affordable price."