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Life Forms Studio XT Goes Half Price

Motion editing suite on sale through December By Dave Nagel
Credo Interactive has started offering its Life Forms Studio XT for half price, or $247. Life Forms is a character animation package deisgned to integrate with 3D applications like LightWave, Electric Image, Cinema 4D XL and others. It also works with Poser from Curious Labs.

Life Forms Studio 3.9 includes more than 750 motion files, including 150 mocap files. Features in version 3.9 include:

  • Snap to figure, which allows figures to lead, follow and carry each other or props.
  • Rotoscoping, which lets you import movies and still images into the background and pose your figure against them.
  • Mirroring, which makes a mirror image of moves along the X, Y and Z axis.
  • Model Editor, which lets you adjust pivot points, joint size and offsets and import geometry for segmented models or bones.
  • HTR file format support, which adds import/export support for HTR motion capture data.

The Studio XT Bundle also includes an Extras CD, which includes several utilities, mostly for Windows, although it does include a Palm Export and Player for Macintosh as well.

Life Forms Studio is available for both Mac and Windows. For more information, visit

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

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