Free Game Development Software Offers Professional Toolset for Game Modding and Noncommercial Game Development
SAN FRANCISCO, Game Developers Conference, March 25, 2009-Autodesk, Inc., has announced Autodesk Softimage Mod Tool 7.5 software (formerly SOFTIMAGE_XSI Mod Tool). This free* 3D modeling and animation package for aspiring game artists is based on the same professional toolset as Autodesk Softimage (formerly SOFTIMAGE_XSI). Game studios have used Softimage software to create hit titles such as "Metal Gear Solid 4" and "Fable II."
"Softimage Mod Tool gives the next generation of game artists access to professional tools, so they can learn while making their own games or game mods," said Marc Stevens, Autodesk Media & Entertainment vice president, games. "Game developers can also use the software to extend the life of a game by building a community of modders. Game mods can go on to become commercial games in their own right, and they can be used by developers to identify talent for recruiting purposes."
New Features in Autodesk Softimage Mod Tool 7.5
Create Compelling 3D Content for Microsoft XNA and Major Game Engines
Users can also download add-ons for content export to Crytek CryENGINE 2, Epic Unreal Engine 3 and Valve Source game engines. With this professional 3D toolset modders can produce characters and props for their favorite game.
Commercial Version for Microsoft Xbox Live Community Games Available
Autodesk anticipates that Softimage Mod Tool 7.5 software will be available in April 2009. For more information, visit http://www.softimage.com/products/modtool.
*Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that accompanies the software.
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