Cambridge Animation Systems Get Flash
The producers of award winning 2D professional animation software Animo announced key corporate and product changes at Digital Media World. As well as launching their new corporate image, Cambridge Animation Systems (CAS) announced a new reseller strategy that includes the appointment of 30 new resellers. The company also told press that the company had undergone some major management changes and restructures in fitting with their new strategy. But CAS' most important announcement was that the new version of Animo would include a Macromedia Flash output format, enabling users to create animation for the Web as well as for film and video. The new version will also include improvements to Animos 3D-integration module, Scene III. CAS hopes that these new features and enhancements will enable users to develop cartoons on the Web and then use them in film and television. CAS also announced a Maya plug-in that would allow 3D artists to output their Maya animation in Flash format. This is Cambridge Animation Systems second Maya plug-in and based on the response from Inkworks (their cartoon renderer for Maya), this new product should prove to be a big success. It will be available in December 2000.