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Turbo Squid Certifies Absolute Character Tools 1.6 Pro as 3ds max Plug-in

Turbo Squid has announced the certification and release of cgCharacters Absolute Character Tools (ACT) 1.6 Pro as a Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-in. ACT is a fast and stable production platform that offers a wide array of character modeling and animation features. In addition to cgMuscle objects, ACT also includes tools and objects (cgTubes) to create skinned proxy characters that deform and animate in realtime. With V1.6, ACT now includes cgAdam and cgEve, two complete human skeletal, muscle and skin character sets -- all rigged and ready to animate.

"ACT 1.6 Pro is a truly professional strength product," said Beau Perschall, vp of publishing for Turbo Squid. "It brings very high-end power to the masses, and gives artists more creative freedom in their character animation."

"3ds max customers will welcome ACT 1.6 Pro as the latest addition to the Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-in Program, said Chris Ford, product line manager of animation products at Discreet. "ACT 1.6 Pro provides 3ds max customers with the advanced functionality needed to produce realistic character skin deformation."

Discreet certified 3ds max plug-ins are backed up by an online support system implemented by Turbo Squid including developer-moderated forums, FAQs, tutorials, demos and the latest product information for Discreet 3ds max artists. ACT 1.6 Pro sells for $495 and is available from www.turbosquid.com, or from any of Turbo Squid's Resellers.

Founded in January 2000, Turbo Squid is dedicated to the management and distribution of digital assets and other relevant content for 3D and 2D designers and creative professionals. Turbo Squid provides a global market for digital assets by enabling individual and corporate users to list, promote and sell their content to users. For more information visit the company's Website www.turbosquid.com.

Discreet is a producer of award-winning systems and software, developed for digital media creation, management and delivery-across all disciplines from visual effects and editing to animation, game development, Web/interactive design and design visualization. For more information visit www.discreet.com.

Founded by Dr. Mark Snoswell, cgCharacter is an Australian company creating new character animation technologies and tools. The company developed the 3D technology behind The Ultimate Human. Additional product information can be found at the Website www.cgcharacter.com.

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