Autodesk has introduced a new Animation Store for the 2013 releases of its 3DS Max animation software and Autodesk 3DS Max Design visualization software, which are now shipping. The Autodesk Animation Store can be accessed from the 3DS Max products to provide a simplified 3D animation workflow that allows users to search, customize and purchase licenses to characters and motion clips without leaving the software.
Powered by Mixamo, an online character animation service for 3D professionals, the Autodesk Animation Store offers hundreds of characters and more than a thousand editable animations for 3DS Max Biped and CAT characters. The content is aggregated from top-quality providers, such as aXYZ design, Original Force, Winking, Radiance and China West Coast.
Motion clips in the animation store are automatically applied to the Biped or CAT control rigs. They can be customized in realtime and previewed for free in the 3DS Max scene, so users can quickly test multiple animations on a given character and see how the motion will perform before making a purchase. After purchase, users can take advantage of 3DS Max software’s support for animation layers to non-destructively edit the animations as required.