New: NewTek LightWave ChronoSculpt and NevronMotion

NewTek LightWave ChronoSculpt Pre-Release

ChronoSculpt is a powerful new stand-alone application that revolutionizes working with animation and dynamic simulation cache files from any application by allowing you to use sculpting and transformation tools over time. ChronoSculpt also introduces a radical new geometry engine based on our “Hydra” technology which allows the deformation and manipulation of 8 to 10 million polygon objects with ease.

Using industry standard vertex cache files in Alembic, LightWave MDD, or Autodesk Geometry Cache formats you can easily paint out errors on your dynamic simulations or even completely change the look of a character either with layered sculpting “clips” in the timeline or globally to affect every frame in your cache animation. ChronoSculpt also allows you to export any frame from your sculpt or deformation direclty to a LightWave endomorph or OBJ object file (for blend shapes in Autodesk Maya).ChronoSculpt could potentially save you hours of work by allowing you to quickly make changes to the baked dynamic simualation cache files to address simulation jitter, soft body penetrations, or to remove stray simulation pieces and get the shot out the door.

Learn More | Purchase ChronoSculpt Pre-Release Version – $299.00

NewTek LightWave NevronMotion Pre-Release

NevronMotion also comes with rig retargeting presets for FBX and BVH files and allows you to fully customize your rig retargeting and save your own retargeting presets that you can load later to use with custom motion capture libraries. You setup the rig retargeting mapping once, save the preset and then you can reuse that over and over. NevronMotion also includes a rig preset that works directly with the Microsoft Kinect camera to allow you to puppet a character rig in real time and even record your real time Kinect motion capture performances to save to your library for later use. NevronMotion greatly simplifies the motion capture workflow in LightWave 3D and allows you to get character motions or create your own motions with the Kinect Camera to get your characters moving quickly and easily.

Learn More | Purchase NevronMotion Pre-Release – $199.00

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