TORONTO – August 9, 2011- Side Effects Software Inc. today announced that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) has procured a global site license of Houdini software. This announcement is an expansion of DreamWorks Animation’s use of Houdini to create visual and character effects in its animated feature films.
As part of the agreement, Side Effects Software and DreamWorks Animation have entered into a development arrangement that makes it easier for both companies to share intellectual property and synchronize their research and development efforts. This collaboration will explore bringing cutting edge, production-proven technology from DreamWorks Animation to the Houdini product in upcoming releases.
“We are honored to have been selected as DreamWorks Animation’s tool of choice for visual and character effects,” said Kim Davidson, President and Chief Executive Officer at Side Effects Software. “This is an exciting time to be growing our relationship and we look forward to working closely with them in the years to come.”