Web-based animation service Mixamo has retooled its 3D character tech to enhance character customisation.
Using the tech, developers can go online to create fully-rigged characters for their projects in as quickly as a few minutes.
A full range of Mixamo animations can be applied to each character in real-time, and if the developer likes the result, the model can be bought and downloaded.
Mixamo Co-founder Stefano Corazza says the service provides an alternative to manually rigging characters for different levels of detail or resolutions.
“With our Custom Character Creator suite, users now have a great complement to our character upload and mapping feature,” Corazza added. “And any characters created work seamlessly with all of our motions using Mixamo’s automatic, real-time retargeting system.”
Mixamo says its range of characters are used in numerous capacities, from characters to NPCs, cut-scenes, animated shorts and even 3D storyboarding.
Both ‘standard’ and ‘pro’ characters are available, each at different costs and varied levels of detail.