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Kaydara Launches MotionBuilder PE

Character animation suite available in one-year license for $100 By Dave Nagel
Kaydara today announced MotionBuilder Personal Edition. MotionBuilder is a character animation tool for 3D work with features like character rigging and facial animation. The Personal Edition is a one-year license of MotionBuilder available now for Mac OS X and Windows.

MotionBuilder is a suite that integrates with 3D applications to provide a variety of character animation features. These include automatic character rigging with motion retargeting and lip synchronization and facial animation using Kaydara's phoneme-extraction technology called Voice Reality. MotionBuilder includes a real-time display for animations without require a preview render, and it uses a drag and drop contextual interface, with menus and properties that change according to the object being worked on. It also supports Kaydara's FBX file format.

A one-year license of Kaydara MotionBuilder Personal Edition sells for $100. It includes printed documentation, upgrades and support. (The full, regular version of Kaydara MotionBuilder sells for $3,495.) According to Kaydara, this offer is only valid through July 31. Motion Builder PE supports Mac OS X and WIndows. For more information, visit

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 [email protected].

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