Introducing Mixamo 2.0: Better, Faster, Stronger 3D Animation

By Stefano Corazza

February 25, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Welcome to the new Mixamo. Starting today you can enjoy a faster and more streamlined user experience for creating, rigging and animating 3D characters online. Newcomers to Mixamo can check out the new site right away, while existing customers can migrate their assets to work with animated characters with updated interface including:

  • WebGL viewer is 10x faster than before, requires no plugin, works on Linux
  • One screen for all your animation searches, comparisons, editing and Auto-rigging
  • Over 20 expanded animation packs, all fully customizable so get just what you want
  • Bulk downloading and export settings to save you tons of time

See a full list of features below, watch our intro video, or go to the Mixamo Community to read the full tutorial about the new and improved Mixamo.

Check out Mixamo 2.0 3D Animation Software


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  News, 3D Animation Software

47 New Brutal Melee Animations for Your Bloody 3D Battle Scenes

By Michael Shahan

February 24, 2015 at 12:41 PM

Greetings from your friendly Mixamo Animation Director. Here is a question for you: What is best in life?

Why, crushing your enemies and seeing them driven before you in a sweet triumphant axe battle, of course!

This week we celebrate the release of 47 new animations in our Pro Melee Axe Pack.  You can use this pack to depict any character wielding a savage instrument of death like an axe, club or war hammer. 

Check out Mixamo's Animations made with 3D animation software.



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  Motions, 3D Animation, character animation, motion capture, Melee Animation

Simplify Your Animation Pipeline With Our Control Rig Script for Maya

By Dan Babcock

February 20, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Hey guys, I’m Dan Babcock, Mixamo’s Senior Technical Director.  I strive to make the Mixamo pipeline as simple and as customizable as possible. What is the Maya Auto-Control Rig Script? Its a Python script that works with current versions of Maya to make it easier than ever to start hand-animating or customizing Mixamo animations on any Auto-Rigged character.

Version 1.6.0 of the script now generates a facial control rig for Fuse characters (or rather, any character compatible with Face Plus).  The animation import is now simpler and new import and export batching features make integrating customized animation into any pipeline a breeze.  Improved Utilities allow for more customization of your rig.

 

Read on for more details or click the link below to check out the tutorials in the Mixamo Community.

LEARN HOW TO USE THE FREE CONTROL RIG SCRIPT

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  3D Animation, Maya

Made with Mixamo: Storm United Comes Together with Custom Animations

By Patrick J. Martin

February 17, 2015 at 4:02 PM

Storm United is a massively multiplayer, free-to-play FPS developed by PixelBeam that utilizes custom character animations created in Mixamo’s motion capture studio. David Hanson, CEO and mastermind of PixelBeam, aims to shift the perception of Chinese developed games with this release.

Running a company is an extremely time intensive task but David Hanson was gracious enough to give us a chance to pick his brain about the development, strategy and inspiration behind Storm United.  He includes insights on how using Mixamo 3D animation software and custom motion capture helped his team to iterate faster and get the project Greenlit on Steam.  If you are interested in custom motions from Mixamo, click below. For full details on Storm United, read on after the break.

GET A CUSTOM MOTION QUOTE

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  Interviews, 3D Animation, motion capture, Made with Mixamo, Game Development

Mixamo gears up for GDC 2015

By Patrick J. Martin

February 13, 2015 at 11:37 AM


The 16th Annual Game Developers Conference®  is almost here. Find us at booth #310 to grab a drink at our Mixamo Meetup on Wednesday 3/4 at 5pm, see Mixamo customers like Last Life and The Marvel Experience speak in our presentation area, and participate in our #MixamoDev contest to win a year of Mixamo All Access.

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  News, Made with Mixamo, Game Development, 3D Animation Software, GDC

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