is a powerful new character animation tool for 3ds Max 8 and up, designed
and written by Andy Murdock of Lots
of Robots, the creator of the animated
movie LOR. In order to make this feature film project,
new tools were needed to complete the enormous amount of character animation.
So far in LOR, there are only a handful of robots, as the
movie continues, there will be hundreds
or lots of robots. Automatron
is born!!! Learn more...
Procedural Walking System ~ Whether you are an experience animator
or a novice, youll be able to create hundreds of frames of animation
in seconds. Learn more...
Custom Walking Cycle Designer ~ The Walkatron Editor lets
you create your own walk/run/stagger/jump cycles for use in the Procedural
Walking System or crowd simulator. Learn
Snapshot Poses ~ Store snapshot libraries and play them back
on any Automatron Bot, in whole or in part with multiple relative systems
to choose from. Learn
Crowd Simulation ~ Youll be able to automate the creation
of hundreds of characters all walking around on multiple deforming terrain
surfaces. Learn more...
Advanced IK Blending System ~ Blend from forward kinematics to
IK with multiple predefined IK targets. Learn
Character Library ~ Store your characters in a library for instant
recall into your scene. Automatron is ready to make animation right
out of the box. Learn more...
Rig Customization ~ Scale and reform the Automatron Skeleton
Rig to fit your characters. Learn more...
Keyframe Tools ~ Lots of Keyframe Tools; Copy and Paste animation
with CopyCat, add springiness to your character with Secondary Mojo,
or make your dinosaur look like it was filmed in stop motion with Harryhausen.
You can learn just about everything there is to know about Automatron
by downloading the Help File
and by watching the Help Movies.