Friday, April 25th, 2014 Posted by Jim Thacker

Chris Zurbrigg releases Keyframe MP

Originally posted on 9 August 2013. Scroll down for updates.

Chris Zurbrigg, developer of Blue Pencil and other useful Maya tools, has announced a new Playblast/Reference Viewer for Maya.

(We’re not sure if that’s going to be the official title, or if it’s just a general description.)

An animator-focused alternative to QuickTime
Intended as a more animation-focused alternative to external media players like QuickTime, the Viewer links with the Maya timeline, enabling users to scrub an animation and a reference shot in sync.

Playblasts can also be set to open directly in the viewer, and again, synched to the Maya timeline.

The Viewer also includes a number of other useful features, such as the option to use hotkeys to step forwards or backwards by a single frame, and to drag in the viewing window to scrub the animation.

Updated 25 April 2014: The viewer, now officially titled Keyframe MP, is now available from Zurbrigg’s website. It’s available for Windows and (in beta form) for Mac OS X, and costs $25.

Read a full list of features in Keyframe MP on Chris Zurbrigg’s site