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Credo Offers 40 Percent off Life Forms Studio

Character animation package now Mac OS X compatible By Dave Nagel
Credo Interactive has launched a new promotion on Life Forms Studio 4 and Life Forms Dance 4, offering 40 percent off the regular price. Both products are character animation packages that are now compatible with Mac OS X, according to information posted on the company's Web site today.

Details on Mac OS X compatibility are not yet completely clear. The company's support site has not been updated with new information regarding system requirements. However, a tag line in the new promotion does say that the software is "now Mac OS X compatible." We'll update this story when we receive details on the OS X version from the company.


Life Forms Studio is the professional version of Life Forms. It's a character animation package that supports all major 3D formats and includes 750 pre-generated motion files. It includes new models, batch file conversion, an enhanced joint map editor and plugins for Maya and 3ds max for integration. Other features include:

  • A procedural walk generator;
  • Mirroring;
  • Snapping (for adding friction to eliminate sliding feet, falling through floors, etc.);
  • A file browser for previewing movies and motion files before opening them;
  • Range editing for altering motion across a range of frames.

Life Forms Dance is a character animation package designed specifically for dance animation. It includes figures tailored for animating choreography and ships with Ballet Moves, a collection of more than 100 ballet positions and transitions.

Life Forms Studio 4 is available for Macintosh and Windows. The sale price is $295 ($200 off the regular price). Life Forms Dance is currently on sale for $149 ($100 off the regular price). For more information, visit http://www.charactermotion.com.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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