To my surprise, Houdini 5.0 is to be launched in two days' time so I've attached the event info below.
I also heard from some friends that free Houdini evaluation will be given out to those who attend the launch.
Well, see you there!
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Side Effects Software is happy to present Digital Domain, and the
company’s work on ‘The Time Machine’ at our launch of Houdini 5 and
Houdini Select on March 14, 2002. Event attendees will also receive a
FREE Houdini Select Evaluation (details available at the launch event).
The evening will feature David Prescott and his 3D team from Digital
Domain, presenting their work on the DreamWorks SKG motion picture, The
Time Machine. As the film’s CG Supervisor, David will reveal Houdini’s
integral role in accomplishing the 250 breathtaking shots for the film.
The DD team used Houdini to design, animate and render (in Houdini
Mantra) everything from complex L-systems to time-lapse-like
Our team will also reveal the newest Houdini developments, from the
revolutionary interactive animatable handles to unprecedented viewport
workflow. With Houdini Select, priced at $1999, Side Effects Software
brings you a new level of productivity and value, making Hollywood-level
tools accessible to any artist at any facility. Houdini Select is the
latest addition to the Houdini family of industry-leading software used
on such films as 2002 Academy Award nominees, “A.I. Artificial
Intelligence,” “Pearl Harbor” and “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of
Event Sponsors: Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems
Location: Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2002
Register online at:
Limited seating so register soon!