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Kaydara MotionBuilder 4.0 Coming This Fall

3D character animation tool gains drag and drop functionality By Dave Nagel
Kaydara says it will release MotionBuilder 4.0 this fall. MotionBuilder is a 3D character animation suite. The new version gets a major interface overhaul with new drag and drop functionality, as well as other feature improvements. It will be available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

MotionBuilder 4.0, which is being shown off at the Siggraph convention this week, includes several major enhancements, as well as new support for the FBX format/ FBX is a 3D data acquisition and exchange format supported by a wide variety of vendors across platforms, including Alias|Wavefront, NewTek, Discreet, Softimage, Vicon and others. Other new features include:

  • Automatic character rigging
  • Improved lip sync
  • Improved facial animation
  • Real-time display

MotionBuilder 4.0 will be available this fall for $3,495. For more information, visit http://www.kaydara.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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