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Autodesk MotionBuilder 2015 Editor's Review

3D animators and post production setups need to use Motion capturing technology extensively for making stunning films, ads and tutorials etc. Over the years, both software and hardware technology used in this segment have evolved by leaps and bounds. Autodesk, a well known name in 3D modeling and animation, makes MotionBuilder, a robust and powerful software utility meant for simulating 3D character animation. It is also deployed for realistic motion capture by animators and video editors. Using MotionBuilder you can create and edit simple to complicated character and object animations within an interactive environment.

Like its siblings from stable of Autodesk, MotionBuilder has steep hardware requirements and you will need to have a really powerful system to install and use it. It supports Windows 7 SP1 and later versions. Some versions of Linux are also supported in the latest release. The PC also needs to have 64 bit multi core AMD or Intel CPU and a powerful GPU to harness the potential of the app. 4 GB of RAM is the minimum requirement but ideally you should opt for double of that amount.

The new version of MotionBuilder is suited both for CGI usage and VFX artists. There are several enhancements that make creating animations in the app easier. THE UI changes are not drastic though. The flexible mocap system deserves a special mention. It lets you assign markers directly. You can also use the app’s enhanced inverse kinematics solver to control character animations. These nifty features reduce production time.

To further facilitate and tweak inverse kinematics, you can resort to Python scripting or its non-linear editor. It is possible to edit and define skeleton simulations. Every bone can be assigned manually to various body parts like shoulder or leg to achieve realistic animations.

Using Poses, handling model anatomy can be handled better without manual repositioning. This way a character can be repositioned in its basic state quickly. You may also create poses from scratch and save them for reuse. The animation triggers can be stored into groups and managed. They can be used in numerous ways including keyboard shortcuts.

The Ruler tool is a worthy addition that lets you find out distance between 2 points. The app’s ‘Look through Selected’ feature enhances positioning of various lights in 3D scenes. It is quite likely that a majority of MotionBuilder users will also need to use Autodesk products like Softimage or Maya. Thankfully, the app offers good integration with other Autodesk products.

If you are using a 3D animation tool for the first time, resort to various tutorials available in Autodesk website. They can help reduce the learning curve to an extent.

Positive Points:
•    Robust app for realistic 3D animation.
•    Enhanced IK.
•    Flexible MOcap System.
•    Enhanced Light Positioning features.

Negative Points:
•    Very steep system requirement.
•    No support for older Windows versions.

Autodesk MotionBuilder builds upon its legacy of a robust 3D character and animation simulation tool. The app features enhanced IK and flexible mocap system that cuts down production time. You can tweak animations using python scripting and its non linear editor. The lighting positioning has also improved significantly. Despite its numerous improvements and features, MotionBuilder is not suited for all animators. It requires a very powerful PC to run and lack of support for OSes preceding Windows 7 reduces user base.

Rating: 3.5/5

Autodesk MotionBuilder 2015 Publisher's Description

Motion capturing technology has been around for quite some time now and it has evolved a great deal in past few years. In addition, the hardware and software used in this domain have become more and more accessible for amateur use, while personal computers are now powerful enough to handle basic 3D modeling and simple motion simulations.
Create actors and control rigs

Autodesk MotionBuilder is a fully-featured software utility designed to help you create and simulate 3D character animations from scratch, as well as use motion capturing techniques to control the way your actor reacts in the virtual environment. Thus, you can start off by creating a basic actor or control rig, which can then be customized and adjusted to fit your preferences.

Furthermore, you can also define and edit a skeleton simulation, which can be used as a placeholder for the human bones inside your 3D character. Every available bone can be manually assigned to a specific body part, such as the leg, shoulder or spine and they basically define the range of motions that can be achieved by the simulated actor inside the application.

Free download from Shareware Connection - MotionBuilder® 3D character animation software for virtual production helps you to more efficiently manipulate and refine data with greater reliability. Capture, edit, and play back complex character animation in a highly responsive, interactive environment, and work with a display optimized for both animators and directors.

Publisher: autodesk.com | License: Comercial
Released Date: 19-12-2014 | Rating: 5 | Title: Autodesk MotionBuilder 2015

Author Url: http://www.autodesk.com/
Program Info Url: http://www.autodesk.com/products/motionbuilder/overview
Download Url: http://www.autodesk.com/products/motionbuilder/free-trial#

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