Character Animation Technologies Launches Character Animation Toolkit
Layer Manager - supports the creation of an unlimited number of layers to afford seamless animation from a variety of sources, including CATMotion, keyframe animation and mocap data. A powerful nonlinear motion data editing system, the animator can stretch and squash motion data, blend between clips, key whole character poses, and "collapse animation to layer." Relative layers allow for non-destructive editing of existing animation layers.
Clip Manager - saves out animation layers as clips for reuse. Clip Manager imports CAT clip files and mocap data; supporting two popular mocap formats, HTR and BVH. Use in combination with "collapse to layer" to save out whole animation as a single clip.
Pose Manager - allows animators to save out rig poses for reuse, and load them in later.
Keyframe Animation - allows animators to intuitively manipulate the rig in realtime, directly in the viewport. All rig elements can be assigned any 3ds max animation controller, including scripts, LookAt constraints, Position Constraints and Bezier Float controllers.
Character Animation Technologies Ltd. (www.catoolkit.com), established in October 2002, is a developer of next-generation, high-end, affordable and efficient character animation software applications.