Fri 18th Jul 2003 | News
Turbo Squid has announced the certification and release of Absolute Character Tools (ACT) 1.6 Pro from cgCharacter, as a Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-in. Absolute Character Tools is the industry's first commercially available animation system providing true muscle and skin deformation accounting for sub surface deformations and sliding. Currently a 3ds max plug-in, the Maya version will be available soon.
ACT is an exceptionally fast and stable production platform that offers a wide range of significant character modeling and animation features. In addition to cgMuscle objects, ACT also now includes tools and objects (cgTubes) to create high quality skinned proxy characters that deform and animate in real time.
With V1.6, ACT now includes cgAdam and cgEve, two complete human skeletal, muscle and skin character sets -- all rigged and ready to animate. For ACT users, cgHuman is the most advanced example of realistic musculo-skeletal system designed to easily animate and behave well for character animation and sub-skin deformation.
ACT 1.6 Pro sells for $495. ACT is available from www.turbosquid.com, or from any of Turbo Squid's Resellers around the world. ACT is available from Turbo Squid.