SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France– June 2, 2010– Stonetrip, a leading 3D engine company for games and 3D applications, and Mixamo ( www.mixamo.com ), a 3D character animation service that makes the end-to-end character animation experience faster and easier, today announced a partnership to bring high-quality animation assets to licensees of the ShiVa 3D development engine. The seamless integration of Mixamo’s collection of customizable animations and 3D character and animal models will enable developers to find motion assets for titles being developed on the ShiVa engine.
“We’re focused on making the process of creating high-quality 3D games as easy and seamless as possible,” said Philip Belhassen, CEO of Stonetrip.“Partnering with Mixamo gives us the ability to offer our users animations and motions that will improve the gameplay experience for their consumers.”
In six easy steps, characters can now be quickly animated with high-quality movements using Mixamo with ShiVa 3D. A tutorial to get interested developers started is now available at: http://www.stonetrip.com/developer/652-character-animation-in-seconds .
“We are partnering with Stonetrip because of the shared mission of our respective companies to make 3D game production faster and easier,” said Nazim Kareemi, CEO of Mixamo, Inc.“Mixamo is committed to providing the highest-quality 3D characters and animations in the industry; with our new fully-rigged character creator feature and quadruped animal animations, ShiVa users will see a significant boost in their productivity.”
About the ShiVa 3D Engine
ShiVa is the developers’ tool of choice for easily creating amazing 3D real-time applications and games for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iPhone, Android, iPad, Palm webOS and Wii. It is a powerful development platform for creators of 3D real-time applications and games that enable creators to quickly bring high-quality content to market. ShiVa has a strong support team behind it that is responsive, creative and experienced in game development on all platforms. The company continues to add additional support for new and emerging platforms under a single license strategy and extends ShiVa’s functionality to continually meet the needs of its more than 22,000 licensed developers.
-Create any genre of game in a fraction of the time
-Cross-platform game engine designed for next-generation game development
-Delivers all the rendering, animation, special effects and programming features needed to create any game with ease
-Optimized graphical engine with dynamic lighting and shadows, reflection and skinning
-Built-in path finding
-Integrated ODE physics engine
-High-level development using LUA language
-Free Engine evaluation and SDK
-No publishing fees
-Single license for all platforms
Mixamo Inc. is a Silicon Valley, VC-funded company founded by 3D pioneers Stefano Corazza, CTO, and Nazim Kareemi, CEO. Based on research from Stanford University’s BioMotion lab, Mixamo offers the first online 3D character animation service that provides animators, game artists and 3D professionals the power to customize and create professional-quality character animations at unprecedented speeds. Mixamo currently employs a team of outstanding computer vision experts, 3D animators, software engineers and serial entrepreneurs from around the world. For more information, please visit www.mixamo.com, or follow Mixamo on Twitter .
Stonetrip a leading 3D engine company for games and 3D applications founded in 2003. Headquartered in Sophia-Antipolis, France, the company designs and supports ShiVa, the developers’ tool of choice for easily creating amazing 3D real-time applications and games for Windows, Mac OS, Web, Linux, Wii, iPhone, iPad, Palm webOS and Android. The company is focused on delivering a powerful platform for creators through its industry leading technology that continues to make it easier to achieve high quality in less time with the greatest compatibility. Stonetrip continues to add additional platforms to the ShiVa platform as it extends its reach to new markets. For more information on Stonetrip, visit: www.stonetrip.com
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International Digital Entertainment Agency