LifeMode Interactive has released a plug-in version of LifeStudio:HEAD, its character creation and facial animation package for game developers and 3D studios. LifeStudio:HEAD Plug-In Package will include the stand-alone LifeStudio:HEAD tool for MS Windows 2000/XP and the plug-ins to load the tool's own file formats directly into either Discreet 3D studio max or Alias|Wavefront Maya. The package features advanced character creation facilities, including shaping of head mesh, blending of face textures and hairstyling, as well as automated lip-synch from WAV files, multi-layer facial animation and non-linear run-time control using API. LifeMode will be exhibiting at Digital Arts World 2002 in London on October 9-11, 2002 and visitors to the LifeMode stand No. 320 will be able to purchase the LifeStudio:HEAD Plug-In Package for 3D studio max at the special introductory price of just US $295 (£190), including the Face Textures Library as a free bonus. Both the 3D studio max and the Maya versions retail for US $395. The Face Texture Library of over 170 photo-realistic hand-edited PNG textures for various face features will retail for US $95.