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|Originally Published: Tuesday, 10 August 1999||Author: Jeff Alami|
|Published to: Internal News/General Announcements||Page: 1/1 - [Std View]|
Houdini the First Major 3D Animation Package on Linux
Side Effects Software today announced the successful port of its world-class 3D animation software to the Linux operating system.
"Side Effects Software (booth #1147) today announced the successful port of its world-class 3D animation software to the Linux operating system. Side Effects Software, who announced their intention to adopt Linux at NAB'99, will be the first major 3D animation company to show their product on the platform. The Linux version of Houdini 4.0, is being shown at SIGGRAPH'99 at the Evans & Sutherland booth (#1247). Hardware technology from Evans & Sutherland and software technology from Xi Graphics played a pivotal role in the successful port of Houdini to Linux."
Side Effects Software began beta testing of the non-interactive portions of Houdini in May, however workstation-class graphics support for Linux was not available until recently. Through their development efforts, third party partners Evans & Sutherland and Xi Graphics, have played a crucial role in allowing Side Effects Software to present Houdini on Linux at SIGGRAPH'99.