Thanks, Allar! Good luck with your new project!
Who just carries around $250.000 worth of files on a portable hardrive without any backups.. The bug is stupid, but this guy is a moron.
Michael Allar here. Thanks a bunch for posting this, I really appreciate it. I'm also the guy who wrote that Confessions article that was posted here on 80.lvl as well.
SideFX has announced that Houdini Engine Indie is now available for free (previously it cost $99). Independent game developers and CG artists can now get free Houdini Digital Assets built using Houdini’s procedural node-based workflow into apps like Unity, UE4, Maya and Cinema4D.
This is exciting news for indie developers who want to enhance the procedural features in Unreal Engine 4. Houdini Engine Indie brings amazing power to the table which makes it possible for smaller teams to more easily achieve AAA-quality results.
Houdini Engine Indie is said to work with all of the Houdini Engine plug-ins such as Unity, UE4, Autodesk Maya, Cinema 4D and Autodesk 3DS Max. These plug-ins let game devs load Houdini Digital Assets which can be created in Houdini Indie or downloaded from the Unity Asset Store and the Orbolt 3D Smart Asset store.
Houdini Engine Indie is available at SideFX.com. Note that there is a limit of 3 licenses per studio. There is one condition, though – indie developers must make less than $100K USD per year.
To create custom tools, game devs can use Houdini Indie to create assets in the Houdini interface for use in both Unity and UE4. Houdini Indie is available for $199 USD per year.
Also, take a look at a launched reel for GDC that highlights customer work, and interview footage: