Third Wish Software & Animation have released version 1.25 of Magpie Pro – its lip syncing and animation timing tool for professional animators. The new version for Windows (a Mac version of this release will follow) sees for Maxon Cinema 4D XL7. Users are now able to create facial animation in Magpie Pro, preview their work in real time using their own 3D models and then automatically export the animation to Cinema 4D XL7. Used by many animation companies around the world, Magpie Pro's intuitive user interface and advanced commands allow animators to create accurate lipsync animation in just minutes, says Third Wish. Magpie Pro offers a wide range of features including multiple animatable channels; automatic speech recognition capabilities, audio analysis tools and real-time previews. "We're happy to see a professional lipsyncing tool like Magpie Pro integrated into the workflow of Cinema 4D XL7 users. The combination of Magpie Pro's toolset and Cinema 4D's modelling and animation capabilities makes this a powerful 3D combination for character animators," says Marco Tillmann, product manager at Maxon. A single user licence costs $250.