Character Animation Technologies Ltd., a New Zealand-based developer of 3D character animation tools, announced the release of CAT Version 2. A plug-in for Autodesk's 3ds Max, CAT2 is the much-anticipated next generation of the industry-acclaimed character system Character Animation Toolkit. CAT2 is available now, offering a set of tools to help game development, film and television artists produce animations more quickly in a flexible environment.
CAT provides animators the flexibility of a custom rig without the slowdown and technical complexity. Artists can create any rig configuration and save it as a preset for reuse. With the software's procedural walkcycle system, walk sequences can be achieved in less than an hour, and key framing is faster and more intuitive. CAT's non-linear animation system also improves flexibility and efficiency, and artists can build entire libraries of animation clips to be loaded onto any other CATRig.
CAT2 combines all the capabilities of the previous versions plus key enhancements. To view a full-feature set description of CAT2, visit CAT's website