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Ernest
03-07-2012, 04:31 PM
http://www.tgdaily.com/software-features/61917-tools-created-for-amateur-animators


The Max Planck researchers say their two new approaches, revealed today at Cebit, not only significantly shorten two important steps of the creation process, but also considerably simplify them.


To make sure that only fitting components can be exchanged - for example, swapping the arms of A with the arms of B - the program uses segmentation based on identified symmetries.

"This even works if you want to create a James Bond vehicle out of a motor boat and a plane", says Thormälen.

erikals
03-08-2012, 07:00 PM
bit more info,
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-cebit-d-animations.html

frypan
03-10-2012, 11:10 AM
Wow! That looks fun. Great for quickly brainstorming characters, tweaking and trying new things. Replicating machinery in a factory but having significant differences in each machine is a daunting thought, but this looks like the ticket. I hope it becomes available.