Alias has announced that its MotionBuilder 7 animation software is now shipping worldwide. This latest release gives increased control over characters through new rigging enhancements, such as character extensions and control rig visual feedback. Numerous new workflow features – including the save and load character animation functionality that lets animators rapidly transfer, repurpose and reuse animation clips with any character – enable increased productivity.
Alias MotionBuilder 7 also has an improved ability to interact with other 3D applications, according to the company. New constraints, for example, allow users to easily transfer animated character setups between MotionBuilder and Maya.
“The response from our beta customers to MotionBuilder 7’s newly extended character animation capabilities, improved interoperability with popular 3D packages and productivity enhancements has been very positive,” commented Curtis Garton, product manager for Alias MotionBuilder.