Anima 4 released
AXYZ Design has announced the release of Anima 4, its standalone crowd animation tool with plugins for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D, Unreal Engine, and now Maya. New features include:
- 4D Digital Humans
4D Digital Humans are animated characters that preserve clothing and facial animations for enhanced realism. This has been made possible by a new motion capture algorithm and technology developed by AXYZ Design that allows 5GB of data of each character to be compressed into just 150-250MB. To improve real-time performance, 4D character technology takes advantage of the streaming capabilities of multi-core CPUs making it possible to use many of these actors at the same time to achieve 120fps in Unreal Engine.
- Ambient 3D People
Thanks to 3D scans and a new automatic rigging solution AXYZ Design has captured and applied various movements to be used as idle animations. These actors are designed to populate the middle and front plane of a scene and have several possible behaviours including being able to look at the stage, look at other actors, and simulate the movement of arms, legs, and breathing. The entire existing Ready-Posed library will be gradually updated to become Ambient 3D at no additional cost.
- Integrated Shop
It is now possible to access, download, buy and manage purchased AXYZ characters and animations directly from inside Anima.
- New Login/License
The licensing system has been updated to allow users to license the systems using their AXYZ design website login credentials
- Auto Download/Update system
Anima will now automatically keep users content up to date and notify you of any available software updates.
- New Maya Plugin
Anima is now integrated with Maya thanks to a new plugin.
Anima costs €279.00 for a perpetual license and a free Lite version is available. Find out more on AXYZ Design’s website.