announced today the forthcoming release of MOTIONBUILDER 4.0. It’s the latest major release of the company’s 3D character animation software, formerly called FiLMBOX animation. The software is planned for release in August, 2002.
MOTIONBUILDER 4.0 sports a new, redesigned drag-and-drop user interface, automatic character rigging, lip-sync and facial animation tools, real-time display, and more.
MOTIONBUILDER 4.0 also natively supports the FBX file interface format from Kaydara, which the company noted is widely supported by other 3D content and streaming media vendors including Alias|Wavefront, Autodesk/discreet, DI-O-Matic, 2D3, Digimask, Expression Tools, InSpeck, Motek, NewTek, QEDsoft, Reflex3D,
Softimage, Turbosquid, Vicon, Viewpoint and Zygote.
Look for MOTIONBUILDER in August with a base price of US$3,495. The software runs on Linux, Windows NT/2000, and Mac OS X.