Liverpool, UK (PRWEB) January 5, 2007
Genemation Ltd, a leading developer of 3D face synthesis and character modelling tools announces the availability of GenHead v3.1™ at the knockout price of $299.00 (€239.00/£159.00)
GenHead v3.1™ is a standalone software tool for digital content artists that enables the quick and easy creation of 3D heads from photographs. Content created by GenHead v3.1™ can be exported into industry-standard art/animation tools such as MayaTM 3dsMaxTM or SoftimageTM or saved as VRML files.
"GenHead v3.1™ produces high-quality 'next-gen' game ready heads straight 'out of the box'. The tools are ideal for studios requiring the high volume of photo-realistic characters expected for today's titles. The fast photo-based mark up and editing process makes it easy for artists to achieve great results which meet today's requirements in production."
Lee Montgomery, artist/animator, RockStar North 2001-2005
3D head creation can normally take even the most experienced digital artists many hours if not days to complete; GenHead v3.1™ significantly reduces the time this process takes. More importantly, GenHead v3.1™ is an easy tool to use, so studio heads, art directors, CTOs and artists at large can simplify the character prototyping/modelling pipeline and utilise their art overhead more efficiently and productively, especially as the video games community moves into the prohibitively expensive Xbox 360TM and Playstation®3 development era.
"After working with a number of Companies and artists over the last 18 months, and implementing their feedback, we believe GenHead v3.1™ delivers real benefits and value to development teams engaged in character modelling," said John Bickley, CEO. "For teams needing to prototype or create 3D heads quickly and easily from photographs, and without resorting to expensive and time consuming mocap, GenHead v3.1 enables art teams to do so with little fuss, within their desktop environment and without losing the ability to control and fine tune all the key parameters in their character modelling pipeline."
Users can download a trial version from http://www.genemation.com or purchase online.
Perpetual single user licence: $299.00/€239.00/£159.00
GenHead v3.1™ features the following key functionality:
- Simple and easy to navigate GUI
- 3D head created in less than 3 minutes
- 3D head can be created from front photograph only
- Real-time 3D update preview window
- Improved scaleable quad mesh (works with ZBrush)
- Ability to make geometry and/or texture symmetric
- Preview 3D heads with bump and specular maps
- Generate bump maps from diffuse map
- Independent control of texture and geometry with 'soft select' feature
- LOD control over geometry and texture + windows can be panned and zoomed for LOD control of geometry and texture
- Animation 'Bone' rig
- Low, medium & high resolution meshes included
- Users own geometry can be set up in GenHead
- File can saved as OBJ, MAYA, XSI & VRML
- User can define output texture sizes
"GenHead gives artists an intuitive environment for rapidly creating 3D heads. Everything created in GenHead easily transitions to external animation software, and is well suited for further detailing in ZBrush."
David Austin, Lead Production Artist, BreakAway Games Ltd, USA
For more information please contact John Bickley on +44(0)161 275 5139 or via e-mail.
Genemation has developed sector leading face synthesis and character modelling technology, based on Manchester University research in facial recognition, parametric and statistical modelling, and has taken a leading position within the video games development sector with its GenHeadTM and GenCrowdTM standalone software tools.
Genemation Ltd is a privately owned Company founded in 2002; for further information please visit Genemation's website http://www.genemation.com where you can download a trial version of GenHead v3.1™
GenHead™, GenCrowd™ and Genemation™ are trademarks of Genemation Ltd
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