Autodesk MotionBuilder

Autodesk MotionBuilder 7.5

Take your 3D character animations to the next level

Autodesk is pure and simply for character animation - not the modeling, animation and texturing you get in other 3D programs. With this tool, even those on a small budget can create impressive character animations. Be warned however that if you're not familiar with 3D modelling applications, this will really take some getting used to. View full description

PROS

  • Unprecedented control over character animations
  • Alows for complicated animations
  • Designed specifically for character animations

CONS

  • Very complex for beginners

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Autodesk is pure and simply for character animation - not the modeling, animation and texturing you get in other 3D programs. With this tool, even those on a small budget can create impressive character animations. Be warned however that if you're not familiar with 3D modelling applications, this will really take some getting used to.

Autodesk MotionBuilder really is a dream for character animators though. You can perform just about any animation including complex reverse and mirrored effects. The developers say that it was originally developed for biped characters but this version now includes support for inverse-bending knees and elbows (such as those seen in animations of birds and dinosaurs. It's also been specifically designed for those that need extra control over characters that have more than two arms - great for making spectacular animations of four legged friends or monsters.

If you're a serious animator, you shouldn't be without this but amateurs beware - this is a tool strictly for the professionals.

Take on the most demanding, high-volume animation projects with confidence. Create state-of-the-art animations in record time. Autodesk® MotionBuilder software offers a collection of real-time character-centric tools for tasks ranging from traditional key-framing to intensive motion capture editing.

The MotionBuilder native Autodesk FBX® file format allows you to easily transfer assets to and from Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® Maya® software products, and any other content creation package that supports FBX—making it a complementary package that can enhance any new or existing production pipeline.

Autodesk MotionBuilder

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Autodesk MotionBuilder 7.5

User reviews about Autodesk MotionBuilder

  • Brian Lloyd

    by Brian Lloyd

    "Hate it!"

    This is the worst software ever, I have seen beter virusses!..   More.