CelAction today announced a brand new add-in called PlusOne for their popular CelAction2D animation software that enables 2D animators to work in a full 3D environment, include 3D models in their scenes, and output full stereoscopic 3-D.
Press Release from CelAction
June 9th 2010, Annecy
CelAction today announced a brand new add-in called PlusOne for their popular CelAction2D animation software that enables 2D animators to work in a full 3D environment, include 3D models in their scenes, and output full stereoscopic 3-D. Animators can use 3-D glasses to view and edit their stereoscopic scenes in real-time, without having to render first, making it much easier to produce effective 3D movement. Full 3D environments can be created either using existing 2D artwork oriented in 3D or by importing textured 3D models from a variety of standard formats. An unlimited number of cameras with full xyz movement and rotation can be set up and moved freely around the set.
"This is a breakthrough for 2D animation," said Andy Blazdell, CEO of CelAction. "Other 2D software companies have made half-hearted attempts to cash in on the stereoscopic boom, but we're taking 3-D stereoscopy very seriously. We've implemented powerful yet easy to use features, designed to enhance the 3-D viewing experience, both for the animator and the audience. This isn't just an afterthought, we have integrated it into our workflow properly."
To make sure that CelAction's 3-D efforts are in line with the market's needs, they have teamed up with Alexander Lentjes from 3-D Revolution Productions, a leading expert in stereoscopic 3-D animation production.
"I am pleased to be helping CelAction with their stereoscopic development," said Alexander. "Too many companies don't realise just how complex stereoscopy can be, so it's important to get it right. CelAction's feature set even puts some 3D software to shame."
The PlusOne module is an optional add-in to CelAction2D Professional Edition, and is automatically included in CelAction2D Studio Edition.
For more information about 3-D stereoscopy, visit 3-D Revolution Productions' website at www.the3drevolution.com
About CelAction Ltd.
London-based CelAction has been providing animation software solutions to the 2D industry for over 10 years, helping to create massively successful award-winning series such as Peppa Pig, Little Princess and Charlie & Lola. Their flagship product, CelAction2D, allows small teams of animators to work on very complicated shows, creating high-quality animation in short time-frames, in a variety of visual styles. For more information about CelAction, please visit www.celaction.com
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