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Kaydara Ships FiLMBOX 3.0

Latest release hits Mac OS X with real-time 3D authoring By Dave Nagel
Kaydara has started shipping FiLMBOX 3.0, a real-time 3D content authoring and delivery tool. This release brings real-time mixed media authoring capabilities to the Macintosh with support for Mac OS X. (Supported platforms now include Mac OS X, Windows 2000, Irix and Red Hat Linux.)

One major improvement in FiLMBOX 3.0, aside from OS X compatibility, is an enhanced Control Sets feature, enabling 3D artists to animate CG characters without having to program IK rigs and constraints. It also allows animators to interactively work with both inverse and forward kinematics, to generate keyframe animation and modify existing motion-capture data.

FiLMBOX 3.0 also natively supports Kaydara's FBX, an interchange format for 3D data that allows FiLMBOX users to acquire and exchange 3D assets and media from a wide variety of sources. FBX has received industry support from 3D content vendors such as MOTEK, Zygote, Turbo Squid and NewTek, and streaming 3D content vendors such as QEDSoft.

Kaydara FiLMBOX 3.0 is available now at a base price of $5,000. We recently ran a feature covering FiLMBOX in some more depth, along with some insights into Kaydara's vision for the future on the Mac. To read this article, visit For more information on Kaydara and FiLMBOX, visit

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