Lifemode Interactive, creators of LifeStudio:Head facial animation and lip-synch technology, have signed a major distribution deal with Turbo Squid, a leading distributor of digital products and home of the world's largest collection of royalty free 3D assets.
Now all game designers, 3D artists and animators will be able to find Lifemodes products at www.turbosquid.com. LifeStudio:Head 2.7 is available in three versions: Editor Package, Artist Package and a full Pro Package, which now includes both 3ds Max and Maya plug-ins.
Natalie Polikarpova, sales/marketing director with Lifemode Interactive, said: Im very pleased that from now on the teams of the both companies will be working in strategic cooperation to deliver best technologies in facial animation and lip-synch for the computer games market.
Beau Perschall, vp of publishing at Turbo Squid, added: Turbo Squid is pleased to be able to offer our ever-growing community top flight character technologies like LifeStudio:Head. The Life Mode team has created an amazing suite of tools for game content creators that is dedicated to facial animation and making that piece of the animation puzzle a much more efficient process and we are excited by the opportunities it will afford companies who use it.
Founded in 2000, Turbo Squid (www.turbosquid.com) is dedicated to the management and distribution of digital products and other relevant content for 3D and 2D designers and creative professionals. In 2003 Turbo Squid was named as the exclusive publisher and worldwide distributor for the Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-in Program.
Lifemode Interactive (www.lifemi.com) is a privately owned independent software company specializing in development of games-related technologies, high-end software tools and SDKs for game developers, 3D art studios and web designers. Lifemode employs a 20-dev team of skilled art, programming and game design specialists. Lifemode has 15 worldwide distributors, including Digimation, Novedge Llc., Graphics Domain, Freehand Ltd., 3DLinks and others.