The aniMate plug-in for DAZ Studio allows artists to animate 3D characters through drag-and-drop animation modules called aniBlocks, which seamlessly blend into any DAZ Studio project. Created by GoFigure and DAZ 3D, aniMate offers an extremely easy approach to building animation sequences that is ideal for beginners, yet capable of producing professional results.
Using aniBlocks, animated behaviors such as dancing, walking, fighting and gesturing are simply dragged from the aniBlock library and dropped into the animation timeline, blending automatically to any 3D character within DAZ Studio. Behavior lengths may be set and modified in real-time by merely pulling the edge of the aniBlock. Upon purchase, aniMate comes equipped with a library of aniBlocks, while additional professional-quality aniBlocks may be purchased from DAZ 3D, or created using DAZ Studio's existing keyframe, PuppeteerT and Lip Synching technologies.
The aniMate plug-in costs US$29.97 (around £17) until October 15, from when it will cost $39.95 (£23). Additional aniBlock motions are available in sets ranging from $19.95 (£11) to $29.95 (£27).