GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Craft Animations has released Craft CameraFx, a new animation tool for users who prefer to keep their animations simple and intuitive.
Designed specifically for camera animation, Craft CameraFx presents users with a layer-based workflow that helps them create a dynamic sequence in a matter of minutes.
Craft CameraFx was inspired by Craft Director Studio's "driving” workflow, and incorporates new abilities to manage cameras within a 3D scene. Traditionally Craft Director Studio users would have to use several cameras if they wanted to string together different effects. Now they can add multiple layers to the same camera and see changes directly from a set view to streamline the animation process. The software even lets users modify a sequence after it's made.
Effects in Craft CameraFx exist as small modules within its new layer system. Module movement characteristics are generated in real time, and several can be stacked together for scenes that require complex animations.
For example, a user might quickly set up a crude path for an object using a rough spline animation or other basic input. Adding one of CameraFx's offset effects will then smooth out and extend curves on the path without actually modifying the source animation.
Additional key features of Craft CameraFx include:
- Streamlined Animation Workflow: Intuitive controls make camera animations easy to create and tweak
- Real-time Feedback: A constantly active system applies changes in real-time so users have the freedom to change animations and view results right away
- Simple and Smart Controls: The unique layer system and user-friendly interface makes advanced combinations of effects easy to achieve
- Powerful Effects: A collection of specific camera effects includes the most common camera characteristics to easily achieve advanced animation techniques
Craft CameraFx is priced at $1,995, and is available now for users of MotionBuilder 2012 through 2015.