3D software firm Maxon is to partner with Side Effects Software to develop a plug-in that will give Cinema 4D (below) users access to the Houdini Engine.

Side Effects Software co-founder and chief executive Kim Davidson said: “Artists can now use Houdini Digital Assets inside Cinema 4D, making it easier to add the flexibility and power of Houdini’s procedural tools to their existing creative process.”

The plug-in is slated for release before the end of the year.