Rotterdam, Netherlands - December 2nd, 2009 - MysticGD, a leader in real-time character animation middleware, today mentioned that the EMotion FX character animation SDK is a perfect animation solution for developers creating games for the Nintendo Wii, both feature and pricing wise.
"EMotion FX offers a lot of very useful features that can really boost performance and reduce memory footprint, especially on platforms such as the Wii. We have spent the last year working closely together with companies such as Ubisoft and Headstrong to make sure we offer the quality level we always aim for. With several successful EMotion FX powered games now in stores for the Wii, it is safe to say that EMotion FX is a great match for this platform." said John van der Burg, Development Director.
Recently MysticGD announced the release of the version 3.8 of their EMotion FX, which contained completely new modern tools and new compression techniques delivering compression rates of up to 25x, which is also a huge benefit on platforms with low amounts of memory.
Todd Kelley, the lead animator at Ubisoft Barcelona mentioned "In Your Shape, EMotion FX was an integral part of all our character and environment animations. Working with them has been a pleasure, as bug-fixes and the addition of new features was handled in a timely manner. I highly recommend EMotion FX to developers that are looking for a complete character solution."
He also added "For our previous game, My Fitness Coach, we needed to include a large amount of motion capture and environmental animations, each exported from different 3D packages, in addition to incorporating real-time lip synching. For these reasons we chose Mystic Game Development’s EMotion FX, and MysticGD has been a great partner to work with. They gave us great support throughout our project, working closely with us to adapt their engine for the Wii platform."
Headstrong's Brynley Gibson mentioned "Incorporating EMotion FX into our engine has enabled us to achieve the ambitious goals we set for animation in our latest Wii projects. Not only has it given us more control over the animation of game characters due to an advanced blending system, but it has also allowed us to pass more power and flexibility over to the animation and design teams." .
To see more about EMotion FX, please visit the product website. Movies demonstrating some of the most important features are available online. You can find EMotion FX at http://www.emotionfx.com.
Founded in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 1999, MysticGD is a leader in realtime character animation products used by leading game developers such as EA, Ubisoft, Sony Online, Webzen, SimBin, Nexon Corporation, IMC Games and many others. For more information visit http://www.mysticgd.com.