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Bucket
09-22-2006, 01:44 PM
Sorry if this has been asked. But how is it? Anyone try it?

Edit: My bad I guess they just CALL it that but it doesn't have anything to do with xsi at all.

Nii
09-22-2006, 01:58 PM
It's a plugin for 3ds Max I think. Does anyone know if this is the CAT, as in the Character Animation Toolkit? I never realised Softimage bought them out...

oglu
09-22-2006, 02:11 PM
here is the Announcement...
http://www.softimage.com/about_us/announcements/2006/060717.aspx
http://www.softimage.com/about_us/press_room/2006/060922_cat_2_5.aspx

not for xsi yet.. :D

Bucket
09-23-2006, 12:07 AM
Being that they are charging $900 for a cat license I take it that it won't be a feature that will available for xsi foundation.. maybe ess or adv.. Just an educated guess.

JDex
09-23-2006, 01:25 AM
If I had to guess... what is CAT for Max, will be incorporated to different degrees across the whole XSI application. I'd bet that some aspects will be available in FND, but some of the more "pipeline" related enhancements will be restricted to ESS/ADV.

Time will tell. I can't wait.

LemonNado
09-23-2006, 04:46 AM
I can't wait.

Same here.... I looked at CAT frequently and hoped they come out with an XSI plugin. Then SoftImage bought them and.... silence....... I hope the best and that it's just not simply burried.

Lemo

hobo
09-23-2006, 06:57 AM
here's the CAT site

http://www.catoolkit.com/home.asp

Atyss
09-23-2006, 01:59 PM
Same here.... I looked at CAT frequently and hoped they come out with an XSI plugin. Then SoftImage bought them and.... silence....... I hope the best and that it's just not simply burried.

Lemo


You don't necessarily turn upside down a big piece of technology as CAT in the course of few weeks or months. CAT is a whole system in itself, and was developed with a different API (3ds max) than XSI. *IF* the plan for Softimage is to bring some or all of its functionality into XSI, we have to give it some time.


Cheers
Bernard

LemonNado
09-23-2006, 05:29 PM
in the course of few weeks or months.

True, specially when you are confronted with your 'limited' audience as all the plugin developers are in respect to XSI.

Thanks for the Link btw!

Cheers
Rainer

shadowedge
02-01-2007, 10:52 AM
Sorry to open this up again.

Just wanted to follow up~

Are there any new developments with CAT?

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