Houdini excites with both VFX and games industry with its new launch

Escape Studios

Side Effects launched the latest version of Houdini on 5 October in partnership with Escape Studios.

This new version has some amazing new tools not only for VFX but also for games.

Canadian software developer Side Effects launched the latest version of its 3D software Houdini in partnership with Escape Studios last night.

This is the fifteenth version of the popular procedural-based animation tool and, unlike previous versions, it will allow users to develop their own customisable plug-ins. This makes it easier for video game developers to use the software in their work. 

This move marks an increasing convergence between traditional VFX, games design and the growing importance of the creative industries to the UK economy.

Escape Studios, now part of Pearson College London, already offers Houdini training on its professional courses and will use the latest version of Houdini on their BA and MA courses from next year.

The launch event took place at Pearson College London in central London and, as an indicator of popular interest for Houdini’s latest move, tickets sold out shortly after going on sale.

Dominic Davenport, Director, Escape Studios, said:

“We are excited to be partnering with Side Effects on this launch. Houdini 15 offers the skills increasingly demanded by games developers.”

“We always endeavour to respond to employer and student need for the practical skills and training and Houdini is an important part of this.” 

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