CharacterFX


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(Posted 2 years ago) RonTek

CharacterFX is a character animation tool, created for gamers, artists, modellers and hobbyists. It allows you to breathe live into your meshes using skeletal animation and advanced tools like Inverse Kinematics or Weighted Vertices, but still it is easy enough to use for all levels of computer graphic artists. CharacterFX is especially usefull for game developers who need an affordable animation solution. It comes with exporters that allow you to easily get your animated characters into DarkBasic Professional or Blitz 3D, and a SDK is available allowing custom import and export filters.

CharacterFX is available as Freeware - you can use it free of charge, without any restrictions, for as long as you like. If CharacterFX asks you to register, you can use the following registration details to continue using it free of charge:

Author: InsaneSoftware

Homepage: Archived

Download (original installer via DropBox)

Username: CFX4FREE

Registration Key: 5b2fe4

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CharacterFX Blitz3D

CharacterFX Blitz3D

CharacterFX Blitz3D

CharacterFX Blitz3D

CharacterFX Blitz3D

CharacterFX Blitz3D

Features

Animation

  • skeletal animation with key frames
  • dope sheet editor that visualises key frames and allows you to drag keys around
  • easy to use forward and inverse kinemartics system - nearly no special setup required
  • weighted vertices for smooth skin bending

File Formats

  • imports WaveFront OBJ, MilkShape3D ASCII, Autodesk 3DS
  • exports WaveFront OBJ, MilkShape3D ASCII, Autodesk 3DS, Nebula N/N3D, DirectX X (v7 and v8), Quake2 MD2, BlitzBasic B3D
  • you can add you own with the SDK - see below

Viewports

  • support for all the standard parallel and perspective projections
  • any number of viewports
  • OpenGL accelerated
  • fully customiseable

SDK and Plugins

  • integrated scripting language ( LUA ), giving you access to all scene objects at runtime
  • add support for your own file formats
  • extent the functionality of CharacterFX
  • automate CharacterFX

Miscellaneous

  • configurable undo

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