Thursday, November 14, 2013
Project Pinocchio Updated -- More Choices, Children, Better Response
Project Pinocchio is a free* technology preview that leverages Autodesk's powerful 3D design and animation tools to provide you with a web-based laboratory where you can create fully-rigged custom 3D characters. Design a creation of your own or modify existing stock characters using a variety of pre-defined body types, facial features, and clothing styles for inclusion in 3D games, animations, and scenes. Using a web browser and Project Pinocchio, you can create, customize, and download your very own rigged 3D characters from a catalog of over 100 body types, outfits, hairstyles, and physical attributes in a few simple steps. Once you create a character, you can use it in a variety of Autodesk modeling tools to create imagery and movies.
The new updates support a wider choice of humanoid designs and clothing and the ability to create children from the adults. Most important, the models are fully rigged (including facial blend shapes) and quickly animatable in 3ds Max, Maya, Motion Builder and others.