Kaydara announces the release of Motionbuilder 5.5 Professional, the latest version of the company's real-time 3D character animation software.
New in Motionbuilder 5.5 Professional is support for Python Scripting, CgFX shaders, and Cg. CgFX allows artists to author content, visualize using advanced hardware rendering and gives them the ability to tweak shaders.
Motionbuilder 5.5's CgFX shader support allows animators to import and use CgFX shaders in all game scenes. Users can also create customized versions of the original imported shaders directly inside of Motionbuilder.
Motionbuilder 5.5 Professional is priced at $4,195 USD and includes 12 months of support. Motionbuilder 5.5 Standard is priced at $995 USD.
Motionbuilder 5.5 is a free version update for existing Motionbuilder 5.0 Professional and Standard customers (not applicable to Personal Edition) and is available on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Mac OS X 10.2 and higher. Prices outside of North America may vary.