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Movella Launches ‘Indie Program’ Bundles with Free Animate Pro Access

Company’s ‘Indie Starter Bundle’ and ‘Indie Pro’ offer independent creators and small studios affordable access to high-quality motion-capture technology and studio-grade software; special StretchSense MoCap Pro Studio Glove available with bundles.

Today, Movella announced its “Indie Program” launch, affirming the company’s support of independent creators and small studios in animation, VFX, and game development. The program provides affordable access to high–quality motion-capture technology by offering two new bundles – the Indie Starter Bundle and Indie Pro Bundle – which include six months of free access to Movella’s studio-grade Animate Pro software.

According to the company, the launch of its new offering coincides with heightened industry concerns regarding worker pay and protections, with ramifications extending beyond those affecting actors and writers to animators, VFX artists, and video game developers, many of whom are going independent to avoid large, layoff-prone companies. This major shift comes at a time when the creator economy market is expected to double in size to half a trillion dollars over the next five years (Goldman Sachs Research).  Movella’s new indie-tailored products demonstrate that massive budgets are not required to afford high-quality tools.

“Today’s entertainment landscape is rapidly evolving with the independent creator economy gaining prominence as studios increasingly turn to independent creators, including influencers, to fill content gaps,” said Dale Pistilli, Vice President of Marketing Movella. “The Indie Program is designed to empower people who want to become independent, proving that they don’t need massive budgets to afford high-quality tools. We’re honored to empower this vital community that helps drive the economy forward and creates the entertainment that sparks joy in so many of us.” 

The company notes that its products, which feature Xsens technology, reduce production hours by optimizing workflow while supporting motion-capture data in any environment. Xsens enables creators to capture dynamic motion in various environments without requiring extensive calibration or post-production cleanup.

The Indie Starter Bundle:

Designed for budding creators and smaller shops, the Indie Starter Bundle provides a more affordable entry into high-performance motion-capture technology. It includes the Awinda Starter Kit, featuring 17 wireless sensors for flexibility and quick setup capabilities, and HD reprocessing with a six-month complimentary Xsens Animate Pro software subscription, a value of more than $5,000 and 50% savings on software for the following two years.

The Indie Pro Bundle:

Designed for more dynamic motion-capture needs, the Indie Pro bundle provides an industry-tested Xsens Link motion-capture suit and a six-month free Xsens Animate Pro software subscription, a value of more than $5,000, and 50% savings on software for the following two years.  

Professional Grade Finger Tracking with StretchSense Pro Studio Gloves for Xsens:

As part of the Indie Program launch, Movella has collaborated with StretchSense to provide the Pro Studio Glove for Xsens with a version of Hand Engine software that includes Unity, Unreal Engine, and Movella’s MVN software integrations. The offer gives independent creators access to high-precision finger tracking and the Bundles, which can be purchased at a special price of $1,495 on the StretchSense website using the code XsensIndie2023 during checkout.

Additional information regarding the Indie Starter and Indie Pro bundles is available here.

Source: Movella Holdings Inc.

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.