The sneak peek video said that Houdini would be released in October so when London “launch event” was announced, people thought Houdini would be coming out on October 5th. That date came and went without a release. I am guessing that many were confused by this as some one created a thread [sidefx.com] about it in the forums. Then, the Product Marketing Manager at SESI, Robert Magee had an interesting reply:
rmageeIt is clear from that reply that Houdini 15 will release in 6 days on October 15. That's all fine and dandy but there has been no sign of Houdini 15 on SESI website. I mean there was that one post about splash screen contests but nothing else–no marketing material or a feature list.
The H15 product launch is not happening on October 5. The event was called a launch event but it is more of a preview event. Houdini 15 will be formally launched very soon. We promised October in the sneak peek and there is a clue in the version number ;-)
This is where my theory comes in and tries to connect the dots. Hey, maybe I'm imagining thing but its still fun to come up with theories. I suggest that the reason there isn't anything on SESI website is that they are working on the new website which will launch on October 15, the same day Houdini 15 will launch. 5 months should be enough to build a website, I think.
I don't know, I could be completely wrong. In any case, excited for the new release and can't wait to try it out.
PS: I've got way too much time on my hand this month.