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Credo Ships DanceForms 1.0

Character animation suite offers optimized dance figures By Dave Nagel
Credo Interactive has begun shipping DanceForms 1.0. DanceForms is an updated version of LifeForms Dance, a 3D character animation tool. The new version is available now for Mac OS X and Windows.

DanceForms is a character animation application designed specifically for creative dance moves for 3D objects. It offers all of the functionality found in LifeForms Dance but in its own dance-oriented interface. The software includes Ballet Moves II, Modern Dance Moves. MIDIsound (which allows users to add MIDI and audio to animations) and Metronome, which places a metronome beat in an animation. Other features include:

  • Optimized default figures for dance;
  • Mirror, which allows you to mirror the moves of a character and reflect the moves on the X, Y or Z axis;
  • Snap, which attaches figures together;
  • AnimationViewer, which allows users to view animation created in DanceForms without owning the program.



DanceForms 1.0 Solo is available now for Mac OS X and Windows for $189 for a single license or $89 as an upgrade from LifeForms. Multiple user licenses are also available for the Ensemble Edition, which also includes printed documentation. 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, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, 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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