News: Helsinki, Finland
January 18 2010
For immediate release:
Kraphik 3D to represent Craft Animations in Finland
Craft Animations announces a key strategic partnership with Kraphik 3D for resale of world-renowned Craft Director Studio.
“We are excited to be represented by one of Cinema 4D’s leading resellers in Finland.” says Craft Animations CEO Deborah Lygonis. “Cinema 4D is shaking up the 3D world, which is why we recently made Craft Director Studio compatible with it, alongside Autodesk’s 3ds Max, Maya and Softimage.”
Game developers use Craft Director Studio for their cut-scene animation because Craft Director Studio automates the animation of both vehicles and cameras in the 3D environment.
Craft Director Studio is well known in the games industry, being used by such customers as Namco Bandai Games in the cut-scene animations of their latest game Tekken 6.
Hiroyuki Shirai, Animator, Computer Graphic Motion Department, Contents Production Group of NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. explains that the methods for generating motion which they have used in the past have had great restrictions.
One example is motion capture; it is difficult to use motion capture when the scale of the scene constantly changes. For instance, a camera enters into the car that is driving recklessly at high speeds.
Or think of the scene where a character enters from far-off on a motorcycle, approaches the camera, and then leaves again. Mr Shirai explains that his team was given a greater power of persuasion with the greater degree of freedom that CDS offered.
Not only would the alternatives have meant they would have to collect a prohibitive amount of data, but they would have been restricted in their creative process, not being able to create all the affects they had wanted.
About Kraphik 3D
Kraphik 3D is a privately held 3d-visualisation company based in Helsinki, Finland, producing visualisations and consept design for many industries including architecture, advertising, building and medical technology. Kraphik 3D is also official reseller of Cinema 4D in Finland and international reseller of Vray for C4D. For more information, please visit www.kraphik3d.com
About Craft Animations
Founded in 2006 and based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Craft Animations ™ AB is a leading developer of a new era of professional real-time 3D animation technology, Craft Director Studio ™.
Based on cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence and autonomous control systems, Craft Director Studio simulates the complex physical behavior of 3D vehicles such as helicopters, cars, airplanes, boats and motorcyles. Utilized by high-profile companies world-wide such as Pixar, Digital Domain, Nasa, Lockheed Martin, Digital Dimension and Toyota; Craft Director Studio streamlines production, enhances realism and increases creativity for users in the visual effects, game development, forensic reconstruction and architectural design industries. For more information, please visit www.craftanimations.com.
For more information, please contact:
Craft Animations AB
Stena Center 1D
S-412 92 Gothenburg
+46 31 352 2980
kimmo (at) kraphik3d.com