Darwin Dimensions, makers of Evolver™, the world's first web application that enables users to create custom high-quality 3D characters, today announced an introductory promotion to the professional 3D community. From August 10 through August 17, 2010, visitors to evolverpro.com can build, design and customize one 3D character to be delivered –– rigged and ready to animate –– in the format of their choice and at no cost. Users can enter the coupon code pro817 on the checkout page and select “add” to receive their first 3D model for free.
EvolverPro, rooted in Evolver’s proprietary technology, requires no downloads or plugins and serves as an alternative to other traditionally expensive and time-consuming modeling, texturing and rigging applications. It hosts an easy-to-use interface in which the user can build unique 3D avatars by choosing from a near-infinite library of pre-designed characters or by uploading photos to generate clones. Once the character has been chosen, the user can alter its appearance by blending facial and body shapes from one model to the next with a simple slider bar, which features both global and local zone control. For further customization users can select from hundreds of skin tones, make-up options and eye colors, in addition to thousands of clothing styles, which can also be customized. Users can also outfit their characters with personalized tattoos.
With the click of a button, 3D professionals can export these characters by selecting poly counts one through four in a variety of formats including: .fbx, .mb or .dae. At no extra charge specular and normal maps can also be chosen. Upon completion of the export process, a custom rigged ready-to-animate version of the character is delivered to the recipient in just three minutes. The user's character designs are 100% royalty free, and can even be resold in the 3D marketplaces. Pretuned versions of the characters can also be delivered with partners such as 3DVIA™ by Dassault Systèmes, Animeeple™, Mixamo™, Wonderland™, Torque™ by Instant Action, FaceFX™, WildPockets™, Blender™, Realxtend™ and Ogre™.
“EvolverPro's ability to deliver fully customized, high quality 3D avatars that can immediately work with existing animation assets is completely unprecedented, and the very low pricing of $39 gives access to a diverse group including professionals, students, faculty and the hobbyist community,” said Brian Nilles, CEO, Darwin Dimensions.
“As budgets decrease and deadlines become tighter, 3D professionals are looking for reasonably priced solutions to help generate high-quality, customized 3D characters quickly and effortlessly, which EvolverPro.com is the first to provide,” continued Brian. “Offering this 'first character free' promotion to our new and existing customers was an easy choice for us, as we wanted to give artists the chance to experience Evolver first-hand and produce quality results at no cost.”
EvolverPro models are priced at US$39 for each 3D character design –– animation ready and complete with custom skin weights, and $69 for users who wish to add facial animation controls with 24 bones or 77 blendshapes.
About Darwin Dimensions
Darwin Dimensions Inc., develops solutions that bring together complex 3D modeling, consumer ease of use, and fully interoperable avatars. The company’s flagship offering, Evolver.com, provides a central portal to design, manage and transport high quality 3D avatars that can be deployed in virtual worlds, online and mobile games, social networks and professional animation and pre-visualization projects. A highly customizable licensed version of Evolver is also available as a private label product for online and mobile content creators who would like to make Evolver their own. Darwin's popular Social Media property, www.avatara.com, delivers a fun way for online and mobile consumers to create their online persona, and send animations to over 26 different social media sites. This is also available as a Private Label product. For more information visit www.evolver.com/ or contact (949) 330-6345.
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