Texas Tech University Libraries has received a three-year, in-kind software donation worth $900,000 from Side Effects Software for the Houdini 3-D Animation Tools. The software will enhance the Library's new Media Lab in Informatics and Scientific Visualization which will focus on 3-D research efforts.
Houdini software also is offered in the 3-D Animation Lab and via 3-D Lab remote access.
The gift is a culmination of a four-year relationship with Side Effects Software, said David Bennett, lab administrator.
"We are thrilled to be able to offer the highest quality scientific visualization software to our users," Bennett said. "This allows us to continue to raise the bar in offering cutting-edge technology at the library."
Donald Dyal, dean of Texas Tech Libraries, said the generous software donation provides yet another tool to make accessing information easier.
"We are pleased to offer these state-of-the-art 3-D animation tools to our ever-growing arsenal of electronic resources such as e-journals, databases and e-books," he said.