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The Forge Studios Paves the Way for PoseAmation 2All new website and a 30% off January sale (January 13, 2005)
The Forge Studios Ltd. are making 2005 the Year of PoseAmation! PoseAmation is a collection of animation assets, 3D models, still poses, Walk Designer files, hand gestures, and more. PoseAmation is currently sold in both BVH motion capture format and in Poser format.
Originally created in 1998, the PoseAmation series was among the first Poser assets ever sold. Creating professional quality animation and poses is very challenging for most users - PoseAmation is the best way to ease the burden. PoseAmation scenes can be used as a starting point or as-is to give your figures a professional look.
Each volume offers animation at three frame rates - 10, 24 and 30 frames per second. This makes the scenes ideal for use in games, feature films, television, video productions, reference for traditional animation, as a training tool for schools and for hobbyists wanting to make their own films. Each animated scene can be used to create dozens of still poses.
The Forge is proud to announce the grand opening of their all new website which includes a new webshop, an animation forum and a vast reference section. To celebrate the official opening and to herald in the release of PoseAmation 2 the Fantasy volume at the beginning of February, all PoseAmation items are on sale until January 31st. http://www.the-forge.ie Hosted by RegNow, the shop offers high security with extremely fast download speeds.
PoseAmation scenes have been used in the production of traditional animated films as reference for in house and overseas animators. Scenes from PoseAmation 2 - the Fantasy volume were used as 3D animation by ImageFX in the production of the live action feature entitled "Demon Hunters - The Resurrection".
"Having worked in the Special Effects industry for 21 years I can clearly state that Poser and Forge Studios PoseAmation are my secret weapon." said Bob Keen, director of Demon Hunters - The Resurrection. "I have used them to both visualise and storyboard key special effects sequences and have now gone as far as using them in production of our forthcoming full length feature film 'Demon Hunters - The Resurrection'.
PoseAmation has also been endorsed by developers world-wide.
"I'm currently developing a game called 'Incarnation', and have commissioned much artwork and animation for it. None has been better than PoseAmation," said Cindy Carney, game developer and author of Incarnation. "PoseAmation is a godsend for game developers! It captures the subtle nuances of human movement fluidly and expressively, to create 'better than life' animations. Achieving 'personality' through animation is no small task, but they have done it. The look of agony on the man's face as he dies, the ultra-vampy woman's walk, the look of determination and aggression in the combat stance, it's all there, and comes through even at my target picture size of 145 pixels. I have evaluated and purchased many motion capture animations, but have yet to use any of them for my game. However, every animation in the PoseAmation package is pressed into heavy service."
"PoseAmation is the closest thing to a 'talent plug-in' that you'll ever find", said Steve Cooper, President of Curious Labs creators of Poser, "We consider Chris Derochie and The Forge Studios to be the premiere Poser users. The work that they have done with PoseAmation has enabled people to produce animation that they could never have hoped to achieve on their own. PoseAmation has enhanced our product beyond our wildest dreams!"
About The Forge Studios
The Forge Studios Ltd., based in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland, is a feature animation studio specializing in traditional and 3D character animation. The animation staff is comprised entirely of veteran feature animators with more than 10 years of animation experience. Animation director Derochie has been a professional feature animator for over 20 years with credits in 17 feature films, 14 CD-ROM titles, numerous television series, specials and commercials. He has animated for many of the largest studios, such as Disney, Don Bluth, Rich Animation and Warner Bros.
For more information visit http://www.the-forge.ie.
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