Maxon has announced the immediate availability of a new plug-in that connects its renowned 3D painting program, BodyPaint 3D to Softimage|XSI. Now the unique 3D painting features of Maxon's Hollywood-proven tool are available to all users of the latest generation of Softimage|XSI.
Maxon's BodyPaint 3D boasts a fully integrated UV editor, artistic paint tools (including full support for layered PSD files) and the revolutionary RayBrush mode, which allows the user to paint in a
raytraced view in three dimensions. Last, but not least, a fast and flexible projection painting mode has been available in the package since Release 2.
"Maxon's BodyPaint 3D is one of the most powerful tools available to artists today. Now, by using BodyPaint and Softimage|XSI together, 3D modelers have even more flexibility to create complex, articulated texture maps", said Gareth Morgan, senior product manager for Softimage. "XSI Artists can be confident that they can continue using the industry-leading BodyPaint 3D with our powerful animation software."
The Softimage|XSI plug-in is available for Windows only and requires BodyPaint 3D Release 2 or higher and Softimage|XSI Release 4 Foundation or Advanced . The plug-in can be downloaded for free from Maxon's website