updated 12:35 pm EST, Mon November 29, 2004
Alias MotionBuilder 6
Alias today began shipping , its 3D character performance and animation software, to customers worldwide. MotionBuilder 6, first released to customer with maintenance contracts earlier this month, delivers real-time character animation technology including an advanced Story Timeline and enhanced keyframing, intelligent character technology (such as auto-rigging with Human IK) and precision-animation tools. The suite features sophisticated tools for motion editing, motion layering and story-telling tools. Version 6 natively supports FBX, a platform-independent 3D authoring and interchange format designed to easily exchange 3D assets and media from a wide variety of sources. The Standard version is priced at $1000, while the Pro version is $4200 (with one year of maintenance). A fully functional, non-commercial trial version is available online.