Digimation has started shipping Cluster-O-Matic, a new clustering and animation plug-in for Discreet's 3ds max 3 and 4. Developed by Di-O-Matic, Inc., Cluster-O-Matic is designed for clustering collections of vertices together and linking them to other objects directly within 3ds max scenes. According to the company, Cluster-O-Matic can be used for modeling and animation, and it is especially suited for doing facial animation and touching up 3D models. "Cluster-O-Matic is a very handy tool! This plug-in gives you so much more control over your models than anything 3ds max provides! I totally recommend it and use it constantly!" said Tom Mitchell of The Deck Company. The plug-in also integrates with Morph-O-Matic, a progressive morpher for 3ds max. Cluster-O-Matic is priced at US$149. For more information visit Digimation at www.digimation.com.