Intellectual Property Notice:

Side Effects Software either owns the intellectual property rights in the underlying HTML, text, audio clips, video clips, and other content that is made available to you on our internet web site, or has obtained permission to use the content on our internet web site from the owner of the intellectual property in such content or the owner's authorized representative.

Limited License:

Side Effects Software grants to you a limited license to display on your computer, print, download and use the underlying HTML, text, audio clips, video clips and other content that is made available to you on our internet web site, for non-commercial, personal or educational purposes only, provided that:

  1. You do not modify any such content, and
  2. You include with and display on each copy of such content the associated copyright notice and this limited license. No other use is permitted.

Without limiting the generality of the forgoing, you may not:

  1. Make any commercial use of such content;
  2. Include such content in or with any product that you create or distribute; or
  3. Copy such content onto your or any other person's World Wide Web page.

Notwithstanding the above, nothing contained in this license shall be construed as conferring any right under any intellectual property of Side Effects Software or any other person who owns the intellectual property in the content provided on our internet web site.

Trade Marks:

The trademarks and/or service marks of Side Effects Software and others used on our internet web site are the property of Side Effects Software or their respective owners. You may not use any trademark displayed on our internet web site without the prior written permission of Side Effects Software or the respective owner. Side Effects Software, the Side Effects Software logo, Houdini, Houdini Master, Houdini Escape, Houdini Select, Houdini Mantra, Houdini Halo are trade marks of Side Effects Software Inc.

No Warranties:

Side Effects Software does not warrant the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information on our internet web site. Such information is provided "as is" without warranty or condition of any kind. This internet web site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors.

No Endorsement:

No endorsement of any third-party products or services is expressed or implied by any information, material, or content referred to, or included on, or linked from or to this internet web site.

Software Products

In the event that you download software products ("Software") from our internet web site, Side Effects Software grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-assignable license pursuant to the terms of the accompanying Software License Agreement. Title to the Software is not being transferred to you and you may not copy, modify, sell, distribute, decompile, disassemble or reverse-engineer the Software.

Communications/Submissions From/By You to our Internet Web Site

All communications to our internet web site and any information, files, comments or submissions of any kind that you provide through our internet web site or post to our internet web site for viewing, access or download by others ("Submissions") will be considered non-proprietary and non-confidential. Subject only to the Privacy Policy, Side Effects Software shall have no obligations of any kind to you respecting your Submissions and will be free to use them on an unrestricted basis for any purpose(s). You expressly warrant that you have all necessary intellectual property rights to your Submissions. Side Effects Software reserves the right to edit or delete Submissions at its sole discretion, without notice and without liability.

Applicable Laws

By accessing our internet web site you agree that the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without regard to conflicts of law provisions, will apply to all matters arising out of or in connection with Your access and use of our internet web site.

If any provision of the Terms and Conditions of Use is found to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, then such provision is deemed severed and will not affect the validity or enforceability of any of the remaining provisions.

Texture Downloads

This document is a license agreement ("License") by Side Effects Software between the user ("You") and Side Effects Software. Use of the photographs on the Side Effects Software website is conditional upon the your agreement to the terms and conditions set out below. If you do not agree to these terms, then you must not accept the terms hereof download, access or otherwise use these photographs from Side Effects Software.

Side Effects Software may revise and update this Agreement at anytime and without notice. Your continued use of the website after any such changes are posted will constitute your acceptance of these changes.


Side Effects Software offers photographs of materials ("Textures") on its website ( for game developers, special effects artists, graphic designers and other professions. No payment or royalties are required to use these Textures. The use of Textures is non-exclusive, royalty free, and you have the right to modify them for the uses permitted under the clause Conditions of Use. All Textures on the Side Effects Software website are photographed by Side Effects Software. All Textures and materials remain in ownership of Side Effects Software and the Textures and materials are licensed to you, not sold.


All materials including the organization and presentation of these materials on the Side Effects Software website are the property of Side Effects Software or its Contributors and are protected by intellectual property laws. Some images contain graphic materials like wallpaper patterns, logos, names or signs. The use of these kind of images is at your own discretion. The rights for the photo lie with Side Effects Software and the photo has been taken in a public space, but using the patterns, logos or name in your work might not be allowed.


Use of the Textures is only allowed under the following conditions:

  1. Private or commercial use
  2. Use in 2D or 3D computer graphics, movies and printed media
  3. Incorporation in computer games, 3D models
  4. Selling 3D models or digital assets bundled with modified versions of the textures, when the texture is customized for the 3D model

It is NOT permitted to:

  1. Sell or distribute any of these textures in an unmodified form, or where the derived product you are selling or distributing is a Texture or a collection of Textures. IN OTHER WORDS: Do not sell or distribute any of these textures (modified or not) by itself or in a texture pack, material, clipart, website theme or scrapbooking pack!
  2. Bundle the images with software such as paint programs, plugins, 3D programs, photo-kiosk software.
  3. Reselling or redistributing the images at 'print on demand' services (mugs, t-shirts, mouse mats, etc)
  4. Use the textures in graphic design themes or templates sold to multiple customers on digital market places (this includes templates of websites and business cards and e-cards).
  5. Selling or redistributing skins for laptops, phones and other devices, created with images from Side Effects Software.
  6. Stockpile images with the goal of making a local texture library.
  7. Using a special program (spider, leecher) or script to automatically download all Textures on the Side Effects Software website. Users who try to mass download will be banned from the website automatically.
  8. Interfere with the security or otherwise abuse, disrupt, place excessive loads on, or attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Side Effects Software website or any system resources or networks connected to this website.
  9. Release the Textures or derivative products under Open Source Licences


When selling or redistributing a 3D model bundled with textures from Side Effects Software please add the following text in the documentation accompanying the model:

"One or more textures on this 3D model have been created with images from These images may not be redistributed by default, please visit for more information."