Reprinted from a Kaydara press release:
Montral – July 31, 2001 – Kaydara Inc. today announced the availability of
FiLMBOX 3.0, the latest release of the company’s real-time 3D content
authoring and delivery tool. FiLMBOX 3.0 is a key part of Kaydara’s strategy
to deliver the mixedmedia pipeline, where animation, graphics, audio, and
video elements are united in one integrated production workflow, enabling
studios to become more productive and cost-effective.
Kaydara FiLMBOX 3.0 brings real-time mixedmedia authoring capabilities to
Apple computers, with support for Mac OS X. This addition to the list of
supported operating systems including Windows 2000, Irix, and Red Hat Linux
makes FiLMBOX a truly platform-independent hub, and allows high-quality
content to be created on any platform of choice, faster, and in greater
volume than ever before.
Enhancements made to FiLMBOX 3.0 include improvements to the Control Sets
feature, enabling 3D artists to animate CG characters without having to
program complex IK rigs and constraints as is usually required by this type
of advanced feature. These character tool enhancements also provide
animators with the ability to interactively work with both inverse and
forward kinematics, to generate keyframe animation, and easily modify
existing motion-capture data.
FiLMBOX 3.0 also natively supports Kaydara’s FBX, a powerful interchange
format for 3D data that allows FiLMBOX users to quickly and easily acquire
and exchange 3D assets and media from a wide variety of sources. FBX has
received industry support from 3D content vendors such as MOTEK, Zygote,
Turbo Squid and NewTek, and streaming 3D content vendors such as QEDSoft.
Pricing and Availability
Kaydara FiLMBOX 3.0 is available now at a base price of $US 5,000. FiLMBOX
3.0 supports Microsoft Windows 2000, SGI IRIX, Red Hat Linux, and Apple OS