Previously picked at $99.00 a year, the Houdini Engine Indie edition is now available for free.

Independent artists and game developers can now freely download Houdini Engine Indie, and load Houdini Digital Assets into Maya, Cinema 4D, Unity and UE4.

“This is exciting news for indie developers who want to enhance the procedural features in Unreal Engine 4,” said Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri. “Houdini Engine brings amazing power to the table which makes it possible for smaller teams to more easily achieve AAA-quality results.”

Houdini Engine works with all of the Houdini Engine plug-ins including Unity, UE4, Autodesk Maya, Cinema 4D and Autodesk 3DS Max. The plugins let you  use Houdini Digital Assets. You can create Digital Assets in Houdini Indie, or download some from the Unity Asset Store and the Orbolt 3D Smart Asset store.

Houdini Engine Indie Availability

Houdini Engine Indie is available from, with a limit of 3 licenses per independent studio. To qualify as an Indie developer, you must make less than $100K USD per year.