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NATURALMOTION UPGRADES ENDORPHIN ANIMATION APP
|December 5, 2006
Characters can now interact with fluids in physically-plausible manners. Additional
effects, such as moving fluids and waves are also supported. The Control Panel
plug-in for Maya allows animation generated by a Maya control rig to be mapped
onto an endorphin character. Animation generated by Endorphin can also be
mapped onto a Maya control rig.
The Push physical effect behavior allows a force to be applied over multiple
frames. The Twist physical effect behavior allows a rotational force to be
applied over multiple frames.
A new stickiness parameter has been added allowing users to
model the effect of sticky surfaces. Format support has also been improved to
include the new Acclaim 2 file format. A new library of standard simulation
characters and prop characters, a revised endorphin User Guide, and additional
tutorials for fluid, push and twist physical effects are included too.
Endorphin 2.7 is priced at $9,495 and an upgrade is free of
charge to existing NaturalMotion customers with a valid maintenance contract. Artists
can also rent Endorphin on a monthly basis for $1,195. Natural Motion is
offering a Learning Edition of V.2.7, which includes the same features as the
production version of Endorphin, but without motion file export capabilities.