SOURCE: Antics 3D

March 04, 2008 11:00 ET

Antics Technologies Opens Up the World of 3D Animated Storytelling to All

Antics' New Premium Content and Free 3D Animation Software Means Anyone Can Now Create Top Quality Animated Video Clips

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - Antics Technologies, a leading provider of real-time, point-and-click 3D animation software, today announced the release of new premium content for users of Antics V3 BasePack, the recently released free version of Antics' core 3D animation software.

The free V3 BasePack, the entry-level option to the Antics product family, features increased functionality, enhanced ease of use and improves users' ability to import 3D content. With similar functionality to the professional Antics V3 ProPack version, the free version means creative individuals can use a professional-grade software tool to create quality animations on a limited budget.

The new paid content is available as 53 individual Premium Content Packs and themes range from the Wild West sets to Pirate characters and Animal packs. The new releases mean that Antics' online content warehouse now includes a comprehensive selection of interactive characters, interactive props, sounds, sets and terrains, and brings to 3,000 the total number of free and premium individual assets available to Antics' users. All Antics content is available through the Antics website.

Based on gaming technology, Antics' intelligent real-time system offers a new and innovative approach to 3D animation, allowing for very short production times and high levels of usability compared to traditional animation techniques. Antics' products are designed for everyone, those new to 3D or experienced animators alike, and enable the creation of character-rich stories for a range of applications: from 3D animation production/machinima and hobbyist animation to professional entertainment animated storyboarding, pre-visualization, and pitching.

"The new premium content releases are a continuation of our quest to bring 3D animation to the masses," said Phil Swinstead, Antics founder.

"Anyone from complete novices to more experienced animation enthusiasts can now use Antics to create animations quickly and cheaply, without any professional training, using the large free content available to all Antics users and purchasing those special premium content elements they need to bring extra life to their stories.

"People with an interest in visual storytelling have cost-effective access to a powerful tool that can help bring their ideas to life. By creating a simple point-and-click, drag-and-drop interface and combining it with premium content previously only available to professional Antics users, Antics' software open up animated storytelling to the world."

Antics hosts a vibrant and growing online community forum where both the professional and the hobbyist communities can exchange ideas, come together to work on collaborative projects, watch clips in the Antics Cinema, enter competitions as well as influence the future direction of the Antics product line.

Antics' users have access to comprehensive online support options including support through the online community forum, 50 video tutorials and interactive workshops.

About Antics Technologies

Antics Technologies provides revolutionary software that unlocks the capability of 3D animation for home and business users by allowing them to communicate concepts, convey information and produce great entertainment. Antics has combined the power of real-time games technology with the flexibility of high-end animation tools to create an inexpensive and easy to use complete animation tool. Antics is not only a standalone software offering users all of the necessary tools to create 3D animated productions, from set construction to real-time render, but also seamlessly integrates into existing workflows with its multiple 3rd party file support and output options. Antics was founded in the UK in 2001 and has offices in Cambridge, UK and Los Angeles, USA. www.antics3d.com

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Stephanie Rubino/Nate Hubbell
    March Communications
    Email Contact
    (617) 475-1574 / (617) 475-1573