Cycore has announced that the next version of its Cult3D 3D-for-the-Web technology will include 3D-puppet technology. Cycore has acquired PuppetTime, a development company based around an eponymous technology and an authoring application, PuppetTime Producer.
PuppetTime Producer is more of a direction tool than an animation application. Template-built characters can be manipulated by users, but their characteristics are totally pre-defined. This is designed to make it easy for traditional Web designers and developers without 3D animation to use the tool.
The acquisition of PuppetTime follows shortly after the release of version 5.0 of Cult3D, which allowed users to insert interactive 3D graphics into PDF documents, and the announcement that Cycore is working with RealViz on a tool for creating 3D objects from 2D objects.