in February that it would eventually release its physics and animation software toolset available to non-commercial developers for free, middleware developer Havok has released Havok Complete on its site as a no-charge download.
Parent company Intel is sponsoring the toolset's free release, believing the offer will "boost creative game development throughout the industry." The no-charge download is a binary-only bundle including all of the standard features and functionality found in both Havok Physics and Havok Animation productions.
The package also features Havok SDK libraries, samples, technical documentation, and content tools for preparing and exporting physical assets and characters from other 3D modeling and animation tools.
Said Havok managing director David O'Meara: “Havok has an excellent revenue base generated by sales of our three products across multiple platforms and into multiple industries. This enables us to make an industry-changing move and opens up a much broader market for products such as Havok Behavior – and our new products Havok Cloth and Havok Destruction – that really come alive when adopted on top of our core platform, Havok Complete.”