has integrated support for Kaydara's
universal FBX file interchange format into its flagship asset management product, NXN alienbrain Studio. The integration provides versioning, workflow and intuitive file management for FBX files.
"Exchanging 3D data between applications can be a very labor-intensive process," said Gregor vom Scheidt, ceo of NXN Software. "The support for Kaydara's FBX in NXN alienbrain Studio will allow our customers to exchange files quickly and securely, saving them time and money."
NXN alienbrain Studio versions, tracks and stores all digital content, regardless of file type, throughout its creation. With support for Kaydara's FBX file format NXN alienbrain Studio now provides a secure pathway for the exchange of 3D data between different content creation packages. The integrated Apple QuickTime viewer in NXN alienbrain Studio allows FBX files to be transferred and viewed in full 3D resolution, without requiring the viewing computer to have the corresponding 3D authoring software applications installed. Throughout the production pipeline, this viewer speeds up file identification and preview and approval processes.
"NXN alienbrain Studio is the industry's most widely used asset management system and an essential addition to the FBX community," said Jean-Jacques Hermans, vp of marketing and business development for Kaydara. "NXN's FBX support will enable NXN alienbrain Studio users to share and re-target 3D data quickly saving valuable time and streamlining the production process."
Designed for animators working on state-of-the-art feature films, vfx, games, television series and commercials, Kaydara FBX is a platform-independent 3D authoring and interchange format. It allows animation teams to easily transfer assets between the multitude of 3D applications typically used, including 3ds max, LightWave 3D, Maya, Motionbuilder, XSI and others. Supported data includes all major NURBS and polygon surface types, keyframe and mocap animation, shapes and morph targets, materials and textures, lights, cameras, hierarchical information and character animation data, including IK, envelopes and deformations.
Kaydara's FBX for QuickTime is available for download on www.kaydara.com
. NXN customers can find further information on how to work with FBX files in NXN alienbrain Studio on the NXN Developer Network.
Over the course of the past decade, Montreal-based Kaydara (www.kaydara.com
) has become a leader in the development of realtime 3D animation software solutions for the entertainment industry. Kaydara's product portfolio serves a vast and varied range of clients in the TV, film, game development and Web content industries, including Sony Computer Entertainment of America, Midway Games, Acclaim, Mainframe Entertainment, Capcom and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
NXN Software (www.nxn-software.com
), with offices in Los Angeles, Paris, London, Munich and Tokyo, is the leading supplier of asset management systems for the digital entertainment and computer graphics industries. NXN products provide designers, programmers, and project managers with a powerful framework to manage all assets throughout the development process. Companies using NXN Software include many of the world's most renowned entertainment studios, such as Sony, Electronic Arts, LucasArts and Atari.