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Softimage Expands Free Software Offerings with SOFTIMAGE|XSI EXP for Half-Life 2 [Print this Article]
Posted by: Bulk
Date posted: Mar 23 2004
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Spotted this over on the VERC, very interesting!

Montreal, Quebec – March 22, 2004 – Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID), today announced SOFTIMAGE®|XSI® EXP for Half-Life® 2 – a free version of its award-winning 3-D nonlinear production environment designed to work exclusively with Half-Life 2, the upcoming action game created by Valve. The software, which will be demonstrated in the Softimage booth (# 1528) at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Jose, Calif. March 24 – 26, allows gaming customers to create and modify characters, props, and scenery for Half-Life 2 MODs and other Valve Source™ engine-powered titles, and then output their creations directly into the games. On Wednesday, March 24, Softimage will provide special, limited edition, pre-release CDs to attendees of SOFTIMAGE|XSI EXP for Half-Life 2 seminars at GDC. The complete software package is also expected to be available for download from the Softimage website by Wednesday, March 24. Click to read more.

So that means it will be out tomorow! This was very unexpected, but not bad news at all. As soon as it is out, I will be adding a HL2 SOFTIMAGE section, so don't forget to start working on those tutorials!

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Posted By: Naldo on Mar 23 2004 at 14:47:45
Cool. So HL2 will be released soon, I'm almost breaking up and buying one of the betas.

Posted By: DarkAngelZLT on Mar 24 2004 at 01:10:55
doesnt really mean hl2 will be out soon...

Posted By: Bulk on Mar 24 2004 at 01:22:28
Valve have said summer, and all signs are pointing to that being the real time frame.

Posted By: Kodak on Mar 24 2004 at 02:21:11
Bulk, aren't you going to name the section "HL2 XSI"? Since SOFTIMAGE is the company and XSI is the tool.
Just a small note. :)Edited by Kodak on Mar 24 2004, 02:21:50

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