By Michael Burns | on May 30, 2006
Price When Reviewed: 680
This release of StoryViz is free to owners of version 1.0, but RealViz has updated the software significantly. It’s now closely integrated with RealViz’s other product lines, such as the camera-tracker MatchMover Pro and the image-based modeller VTour (reviewed here). You can import 3D scenes from 3DS Max and Maya complete with cameras, décor, props, and lights.
As in version 1.0, a timeline provides the basis for a cut list. You then use the cut list to build up camera moves. Each element in the scene has timeline-based attributes, as well as a selection of properties including newly added constraints, materials, and shaders. A toolbar carries camera moves, keyframing, and motion path tools.