Friday, January 25th, 2013 Posted by Jim Thacker

AXYZ design releases an(i)ma 1.5
The an(i)ma launch video. AXYZ design’s low-cost crowd simulator has just been updated to version 1.5.

AXYZ design has just updated an(i)ma, its low-cost crowd-simulation system for 3ds Max and Cinema 4D. The software is designed to be simple enough to allow non-animators to add crowds to visualisation shots.

The website hasn’t been updated yet, but according to company founder Diego Gadler, new features in an(i)ma 1.5.2 include:

* Added new overlay motion clips.
* Reduced the frequency with which the Clone modifier used some of the salutation overlay clips.
* Added a new SSS material for 3ds Max and V-Ray.
* Solved some rendering issues when using Thinkbox’s Deadline software.
* General bug-fixing: most of them related to motion clips.

The software comes as a standalone application with connectivity plugins for 3ds Max 2009 and above, and Cinema 4D R11 and above on Windows and Mac OS X. A Windows-only Maya plugin is available in beta.

An(i)ma 1.5 is available now. Prices start at €275 (around $370).

Read more about an(i)ma on the AXYZ design website

Download the trial edition of an(i)ma 1.5