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Side Effects Software is a world leader in the development of 3D animation and visual effects software for use in film, commercials and video games. Side Effects award-winning Houdini software utilizes a node-based procedural approach which provides digital artists with an unprecedented level of power, flexibility and control.

Houdini’s comprehensive feature set includes modeling, rigging, animation, particle effects, dynamics, compositing, integrated rendering, and more. Houdini is available for the Mac OS X, Linux and Windows operating systems.

Houdini has been used to create stunning digital animation and effects for blockbuster films such as Bolt, The Tale of Despereaux, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Speed Racer, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Superman Returns, The Wild, X-Men: The Last Stand, and more. Over the last decade, Houdini films have received the

Oscar for Best Visual Effects eight times.

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