+ Craft Animations™ and Autodesk, Inc. today announced the integration of certain Craft Director Studio™ plug-ins within the 2011 versions of Autodesk® 3ds Max® , Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design and Autodesk® Softimage® software. Based on cutting-edge research in autonomous control systems, Craft Director Studio provides interactive control and simulation of cameras and vehicles, which helps greatly reduce animation production times. "Craft Director Studio provides artists with advanced, in-the-box, rigging and physics simulation capabilities, which helps them to animate cameras and vehicles more quickly and realistically," said Stig Gruman, Autodesk vice president of digital entertainment. "It also allows artists to use a variety of input devices to create on-the-fly animation, helping make 3D animation as easy as playing a game." Craft Director Studio is designed to help simplify the production challenges of 3D artists, industrial designers and architects working in the following areas: Video Game Development - Artists can enhance in-game cinematics through a modular, configurable system that replicates a specific rig's animation within the game itself. Artists can then "drive" a vehicle within the creative environment, helping achieve a more realistic effect in less time. Film and Broadcast Production - Animators can leverage more realistic and accurate vehicle behavior and traffic animation to more quickly complete visual effects shots. Architectural Visualization - Architects can more easily create walkthroughs of architectural designs using unique camera angles and views.
Download Free CGToolbar: CGToolbar is extremely useful and must have tool for CG Artists, designers, Animators, VFX and 3d professionals. CGToolbar is one of its kind (unique)- probably the first toolbar which is loaded with custom features,built by focusing on the needs of a computer graphics professional and to cater the whole CG community. This small but powerful Tool bring all the resources a CG artists ever need at their fingertips by bridging the gap between various useful CG Portals. Besides all this, its offers all the features that a normal toolbar may have. For more information and free download of CGToolbar (IE / FireFox), please - Click Here!