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November 2014
Issue: Day 2 - SIGGRAPH 2007

CRAFT ANIMATIONS PARTNERS WITH RFX, PERSPECTX

SAN DIEGO - Hollywood’s RFX (www.rfx.com) is now selling Craft Animations’ Craft Director Tools suite of plug-ins for 3DS Max, Maya and Viz. Craft Animations, who are at the show, is based in Gothenburg, Sweden, and will still sell licenses via its Website, www.craftanimations.com.

The plug-ins enable 3D animators to manipulate cameras and objects in the 3D environment in realtime. Craft Animations has also entered into a strategic partnership with Utah-based PerspectX (www.perspectx.com), which is known for its high-quality 3D models. Now these models will be sold pre-rigged with Craft Director Tools. That means that when you import, for example, an airplane into Maya, the airplane can be flown with a joystick with all the motion simulated by Craft Director Tools. All the motion is captured and keyframed in realtime.