View Full Version : Side Effects Software Launches New Website

Robert Magee
07 July 2005, 05:17 PM
Side Effects Software is proud to bring you our new web site. Over the last few years, Houdini has changed and evolved, however, the same could not have been said for our website or our corporate image. Therefore we set out to re-work our Side Effects Software and Houdini logos to define a cleaner, more classic, look. While the new logos make use of elements from the old logos, they better represent the sophistication and accessibility of our technology and our people.

The web site has always been an extension of our product and a focal point for our community. To better represent the richness of these important elements in our culture, a new website with a modern content management system was called for. This gives visitors better access to information while our new faster server will provide a more robust and dynamic experience overall.

With a dynamic website in place it will be easier for us to develop content. Community tools such as the free Apprentice Edition of Houdini , the Houdini Exchange and the Forum have one-click access and a unified login system. We will be adding more to all our community and learning pages in the days and weeks to come. Please let us know what would be helpful for you. We would also appreciate any feedback on how the site works in your browser. Please send any issues to

Houdini is all about creating great art therefore it was important that the site feature Houdini-created images. To start, the site profiles the artwork of artist Floyd Gillis. The sophistication of his organic compositions of simple geometric shapes represent for us everything that Houdini stands for. Look for his work on the upcoming Houdini 8 splash screen and in the art gallery at SIGGRAPH.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the web site and to you for being a part of our community which is the heart of our new site. Special thanks to Floyd Gillis for his stunning images and to Underline Studio for defining our new look.

Robert Magee
Senior Product Specialist,
Side Effects Software Inc.

07 July 2005, 05:30 PM
here is the link: (

I love the new design , so much better then the old one.

07 July 2005, 07:32 PM
cool :) it feels fresh. Its easier and to navigate and the menus are now textbased so its more accessible.

07 July 2005, 07:43 PM
Thank you SideFX. You guys are actually listening to the users.

Keep up the good work.:thumbsup:

07 July 2005, 07:59 PM
The HDN logo is a spiral, wow, how original

07 July 2005, 08:30 PM
The HDN logo is a spiral, wow, how original

Haven't you heard ? Spirals are all the rage. It's the holy grail of software logos.

all kidding aside, I do like the site. clean and to the point.

07 July 2005, 02:35 AM
The HDN logo is a spiral, wow, how original

theyve had a spiral for sooooo many years now. it used to have other elements around it too though. they just took those out.

07 July 2005, 03:48 AM
And for those with short memories, the internet archive luckily has at least this much from 1997:

07 July 2005, 08:07 PM
Freaking finally! Bring on Houdini 8!

And Gnomon Houdini DVDs? Fantastic news, I never expected that at all. Congratulations Side Effects. :applause:

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