Draper, Utah - The aniMate plug-in for DAZ Studio allows artists to animate 3D characters through drag-and-drop animation modules called aniBlocks, which seamlessly blend into any DAZ Studio project.
Created by GoFigure, producer of viral applications for Internet, computer, and mobile social networks, and DAZ 3D, developers of 3D software and models, aniMate offers an easy approach to building animation sequences that is ideal for beginners, yet capable of producing professional results.
Using aniBlocks, animated behaviors such as dancing, walking, fighting, and gesturing are simply dragged from the aniBlock library and dropped into the animation timeline, blending automatically to any 3D character within DAZ Studio. Behavior lengths may be set and modified in real-time by pulling the edge of the aniBlock.
Upon purchase, aniMate comes equipped with a library of aniBlocks, while additional professional-quality aniBlocks maybe purchased from DAZ 3D, or created using DAZ Studio's existing keyframe, PuppeteerT, and Lip Synching technologies. The aniMate plug-in, along with an extended library of professional-quality aniBlock add-ons, are available for purchase at www.daz3d.com
Regularly priced at $39.95, aniMate is offered at $29.97 until Oct.15, 2008. Additional aniBlock motions are available in sets ranging from $19.95 to $29.95.
DAZ Studio 2.3, required for proper installation, is free of charge and available on Windows 2000 or higher and Mac OSX 10.3.9 or higher.