May 28, 2008

DAZ 3D Announces Mimic Pro Facial Animation Software for Carrara

Draper, Utah - DAZ 3D, a developer of professional 3D models and software, announced the availability of Mimic Pro for Carrara, a plug-in enabling seamless lip-synching, sound analysis, and speech animation simulations directly within Carrara 6.2. Mimic Pro for Carrara provides an advanced environment for quickly creating facial animation sequences, such as winks, nods, and smiles, allowing 3D characters to effortlessly obtain a greater level of expression. 
Similar to its compatibility with NewTek's Lightwave and Smith Micro's Poser, Mimic Pro for Carrara animates any 3D figure utilizing existing audio files in any language, or personalized speech files created using Mimic's simple recording studio.
Mimic's Talkback engine is designed to save hours of production time, allowing users of any skill level more time to make their characters come to life at the click of a button.
Mimic Pro's added compatibility with Carrara now offers artists additional features, including multiple figure support, complete integration with NLA animation in Carrara, and lip-synching capability for models created using Carrara 6.2.    
The full version of Mimic Pro for Carrara is available in both Macintosh and Windows formats and is priced at $199. Mimic Pro for Carrara is compatible with Carrara version 6.2. Current owners of Carrara 6 may download a free upgrade, while new users may purchase Carrara 6, priced at $249, and Carrara 6 Pro for $549, with promotional discounts available for a limited time.