|Issue: Day 2 - SIGGRAPH 2007
CRAFT ANIMATIONS PARTNERS WITH RFX, PERSPECTX
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.
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.