Online 3D Animation Service Enables Real-time Customization of Quadruped Animations and Fully Rigged Customizable Character Models
Building on its extensive collection of high-quality character animations, Mixamo Inc. today announced its first offerings of 3D quadruped animal motions for dogs, cats, horses, and wolves, with dragons forthcoming.
3D artists and animators in the video game, film/TV broadcast, virtual world platform, and other digital content creation markets now have access to a growing number of high-quality animal animations that can be customized in real-time using the intuitive slider system offered by Mixamo. Fully-rigged 3D dog, horse, cat and wolf models and accompanying motions are now available on www.mixamo.com.
“Mixamo’s new animal model and animation offerings benefit the 3D community tremendously – now it is possible to create custom quadruped motions easily and quickly, without compromising on quality,” says Stefano Corazza, Mixamo CTO.
Users can visit the Motions page on www.mixamo.com to download a free dog trotting motion, and view all animal motions currently offered. By selecting an animal motion, the user can then easily customize it in real-time using Mixamo’s slider interface. Finally, the user is able to download the customized motion and then integrate into his 3D environment quickly and seamlessly. All of Mixamo’s models and motions can be downloaded into Autodesk 3Ds Max, and Maya for further fine tuning and integration into user’s application.
Mixamo has also recently announced a new character creation tool, where users can create and customize a fully rigged 3D character model live on www.mixamo.com.
Using the same slider interface used to customize motions, users can customize features such as body type, muscle build, age, height, weight, gender, hair, skin and clothes color tones. All of the characters are compatible with any of Mixamo’s motions, which can be seamlessly integrated into 3Ds Max, Maya and many other 3D software packages.
Mixamo Inc. is a Silicon Valley, VC-funded company founded by 3D pioneers Stefano Corazza, CTO, and Nazim Kareemi, CEO. Based on research from Stanford University’s BioMotion lab, Mixamo offers the first online 3D character animation service that provides animators, game artists and 3D professionals the power to customize and create professional-quality character animations at unprecedented speeds. Mixamo currently employs a team of outstanding computer vision experts, 3D animators, software engineers and serial entrepreneurs from around the world.
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