3D software developer MAXON announced a partnership with Side Effects Software to develop a plug-in that will give CINEMA 4D users access to the Houdini Engine. The Houdini Engine was introduced in 2013 on SideFX Labs and is designed to allow Houdini’s procedural technology to work inside other digital content creation applications. This bridge between the two applications offers CINEMA 4D artists direct access to Houdini Digital Assets with an integrated procedural workflow that does not require baked-out data.
“Integrating Houdini’s procedural workflow and VFX tools inside CINEMA 4D will offer our users a streamlined experience to collaborate with Houdini artists and create inspiring content,” said Harald Egel, co-founder and CEO, MAXON.
“We are very excited to partner with MAXON to bring the Houdini Engine to CINEMA 4D artists,” said Kim Davidson, co-founder, president and CEO, Side Effects Software. “These artists can now use Houdini Digital Assets inside CINEMA 4D making it easier to add the flexibility and power of Houdini’s procedural tools to their existing creative process.”
The CINEMA 4D plug-in for the Houdini Engine is slated for release before the end of the 2014.