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Old 11 November 2002   #1
Arrow Interview with the creator of Absolute Character Tools

Hi friends,

I've just published an interview with Dr. Mark Snoswell, the creator of Absolute Character Tools - which is taking the high-end character animation industry by storm.

If you're into character animation - seriously take a look at this.


Old 11 November 2002   #2
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Old 11 November 2002   #3
The best seven words I've heard all week:

"A Maya port is in the works."

Old 11 November 2002   #4
Yeha! can't wait to give this a shot!
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Old 11 November 2002   #5
wasnt there an old 3dsmax plugin similar to this called MuscleReyes? Was it done by these same people?
Old 11 November 2002   #6
Cool stuff here. Thank you Leo.
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Old 11 November 2002   #7
Cant wait to try this out when it comes out for maya.

Great Interview.
Old 11 November 2002   #8
Array, you're completely right on this one. Take a look at this image:
And it's quit "old" too, I think the first version of metaray (Not muscleray) is about 3/4 years old. I don't know if these guys also contributed on Character Tools, but from the looks of it I would say yes.
Old 11 November 2002   #9
I think thats pretty cool how fast technology that was only available to big studios not too long ago, has become available to everyone.
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Old 11 November 2002   #10
Old 11 November 2002   #11
Aboslute character tools are so great.. I saw it in action once at a big local animation studio!

Old 11 November 2002   #12
Hehe, he certainly didn't hold back on the praise

Looks really cool though, wouldn't mind giving it a testdrive.
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Old 11 November 2002   #13
Metareyes and ACT

Uh, sorry to say but MetaReyes has absolutely nothing to do with ACT, or muscle deformation. Metareyes was a metaballs modeling plugin for MAX. ACT is a skin deformer, an extension to Skin, Physique, & Bones Pro. MetaReyes is basically the same as Clay Studio Pro from Digimation.
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Old 11 November 2002   #14
Metareyes was/is a isosurface modeler(metaballs and metamuscles). These metamuscles allowed dynamics, but they weren't very usable
Borja Morales
Old 11 November 2002   #15
ACT + MAYA = Perfect Animation tools (I hope so)
I hope it comes out soon
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