Sega Animanium, a 3D character animation software that has been used by leading animation studios and videogame developers in Japan, is now available to animators and game developers in North America.
USA Index Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Japan-based Index Corporation, has acquired worldwide distribution rights outside of Asia to Animanium. The company is marketing and distributing the software to the animation and gaming industries through Turbo Squid, a leading distributor and retailer of digital products for 3D and 2D designers and creative professionals, and is also making the software available for download at the official Animanium web site
"Animanium will let animators and game developers maintain high standards while cutting costs and programming time," said Sam Okamoto, president of USA Index Corporation. "We are eager to bring this new technology to the U.S."
Animanium reduces the cost and time involved with creating realistic human movement by replacing the need for motion capture technology and cutting time spent on programming. The software seamlessly integrates with leading animation programs including 3ds max/Character Studio, Maya, Lightwave3D and Soft Image XSI.