Softimage announced Softimage XSI EXP, a free version of its 3-D nonlinear production environment designed to work exclusively with Half-Life 2. The program allows users to create and modify characters, props, and scenery for Half-Life 2 mods (as well as other Valve Source engine-powered titles), and use it in their games.
"We're thrilled to be involved with Half-Life 2, and for the opportunity to give gamers an easy, fun, and powerful way to alter the game and customize their entertainment experiences," said Gareth Morgan, senior product manager for Softimage. "This free version of our software will enable a generation of young artists to introduce new characters and other imaginative elements into Half-Life 2 using Valve's Source engine.
News source: GamePro