Newest Version of Lip Sync Plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max Software from Di-O-Matic Offers 64-bit Support, Enhanced User Interface, and Crucial Productivity Enhancements
Di-O-Matic, Inc., a leading developer of 3D character animation software and plug-in tools, today began shipping its Voice-O-Matic v3 (3ds Max edition) software. Created to meet the needs of 3D character animators all over the world who require an easy-to-use, lip synchronization plug-in for their Autodesk® 3ds Max® software, Voice-O-Matic v3
is used by top 3D animation studios to achieve highly accurate voice-to-character matching. Voice-O-Matic v3 (3ds Max edition) software is available now for US $349.
“At Beenox/Activision, we rely heavily on Voice-O-Matic in our production workflow for both important first-pass lip-sync shots and important up-close sequences that we can adjust manually,” said Stephane Duchesne, technical director of animation at Beenox/Activision. “When working on Dreamworks game projects like the Jerry Seinfeld ‘Bee Movie’ or ‘Monsters v. Aliens’, many of our junior animators benefit from the automated functionality that Voice-O-Matic offers. At one point, we received job that called for over an hour of production shots to complete in a very short time. Voice-O-Matic helped us meet the deadline and avoid production time and cost overages.”
Used in literally every vertical media and entertainment market-from computer graphics (CG) feature films-to animated television series, 3D games, visual effects in feature films and commercials, Voice-O-Matic can save up to 80% of the time it takes to manually animate lip synchronization. 3D animation artists can benefit by using both the automatic phoneme matching features and the manual tools to fine-tune the animated character to achieve highly customized results. Voice-O-Matic synchronizes pre-recorded audio to virtually any type of 3D character set up, including morph target and bones-based character rigs-with support in English, French, Japanese, Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, and other languages.
New Features in Voice-O-Matic v3 (3ds Max edition)
• 64-bit support for Autodesk 3ds Max 9, 3ds Max 2008, 3ds Max 2009 and 3ds Max 2010
• Added compatibility with 3ds Max 2010
• Improved lip-sync quality
• Added new presets and settings
For the full list of new features and a product tour, visit: http://www.di-o-matic.com/products/plugins/VoiceOMatic/update.html
Pricing and Availability
Voice-O-Matic v3 (3ds Max edition) is available for purchase direct from the Di-O-Matic online store or through Di-O-Matic worldwide resellers. Pricing for a full commercial version, with floating licensing options and one-year premium support is US $349. Upgrade information is listed at: http://www.di-o-matic.com/products/plugins/VoiceOMatic/update.html.
Visit the Di-O-Matic website for additional information on its Lipsync software bundle along with productive batch processing options.