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Side Effects Software
Established Date: Jan. 1, 1987
Side Effects Software made the early procedurally based 3D system Prisms and now its modern version, Houdini. The company was founded by Kim Davidson and partner Greg Hermanovic after the demise of Omnibus Toronto. Greg was Director of Research at Omnibus, and Kim programmed and was the Director of Animation. When Omnibus went under in 1987, Greg and Kim bought the rights to the Prisms software they had developed from the Royal Bank of Canada (the majority dept holder of Omnibus at the time of Omnibus' collapse). They started up a production house called Side Effects that later split into Side Effects Production and Side Effects Software. (The production side eventually was renamed Spin Productions to reduce confusion.)