Mixamo Extends Offering to Include Animal Motions

April 28, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, April 28 /PRNewswire/ — Building on its extensive collection of high-quality character animations, Mixamo Inc. today announced its first offerings of 3D quadruped animal motions for dogs, horses, and wolves, with cats and dragons forthcoming.

3D artists and animators in the video game, film/TV broadcast, virtual world platform, and other digital content creation markets now have access to a growing number of high-quality animal animations that can be customized in real-time using the intuitive slider system offered by Mixamo. Fully-rigged 3D dog, horse, and wolf models and accompanying motions are now available on www.mixamo.com, with more planned for release in the coming weeks.

“Mixamo’s new animal model and animation offerings benefit the 3D community tremendously – now it is possible to create custom quadruped motions easily and quickly, without compromising on quality,” says Stefano Corazza, Mixamo CTO. “At Mixamo, we continually strive to respond to customer needs by offering a simple and easy way to create 3D animations; adding quadruped motions was a natural fit with this philosophy.”

Users can visit the Motions page on www.mixamo.com and view all animal motions currently offered. By selecting an animal motion, the user can then easily customize it in real-time using Mixamo’s slider interface. Finally, the user is able to download the customized motion and then integrate into his 3D environment quickly and seamlessly.

Cat and fantasy models and animations will soon be available on www.mixamo.com, as will the ability to apply quadruped animations to users’ own uploaded animal models.

About Mixamo

Mixamo Inc. is a Silicon Valley, VC-funded company founded by 3D pioneers Stefano Corazza, CTO, and Nazim Kareemi, CEO. Based on research from Stanford University’s BioMotion lab, Mixamo offers the first online 3D character animation service that provides animators, game artists and 3D professionals the power to customize and create professional-quality character animations at unprecedented speeds. Mixamo currently employs a team of outstanding computer vision experts, 3D animators, software engineers and serial entrepreneurs from around the world.

For more information, please visit www.mixamo.com, or follow Mixamo on Twitter.

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