updated 11:35 am EDT, Mon August 29, 2005
MotionBuilder 7 ships
Alias today began shipping , a major update to its character animation software. This latest release gives increased control over characters through new rigging enhancements, such as character extensions and control rig visual feedback. Numerous new workflow features - including the save and load character animation functionality that lets animators rapidly transfer, repurpose and reuse animation clips with any character - enable increased productivity. Alias MotionBuilder 7 has an improved ability to interact with other 3D applications. New constraints, for example, allow users to easily transfer animated character setups between MotionBuilder and Maya. Pricing starts at $4200.