Anyone use Character FX?

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andy_mc(Posted 2007) [#1]
I've started using DeleD for modelling and am now looking for an animation tool. Character FX looks good, but also looks like it's not been updated in a long time, is it any good. I want it for simple character animation, maybe ten seperate movements per character. Also, are there any importers for it for either DeleD files or B3D as it doesn't show any on the features page.

boomboom(Posted 2007) [#2]
Yes it is still good.

Aoneweb(Posted 2007) [#3]
Blender does Animation, and it is free.

andy_mc(Posted 2007) [#4]
The other alternative I can see is PaceMaker, can't decide between the two, I'll try the demo's and see what I think.

nrasool(Posted 2007) [#5]
I don't think CharacterFX is supported anymore, but Pacemaker is still being supported by the author. I may be wrong though, but look at the news section of there site, it hasn't been updated since 2003!

boomboom(Posted 2007) [#6]
There is also

Beaker(Posted 2007) [#7]
Fragmotion and Pacemaker are both great.

jhocking(Posted 2007) [#8]
I have CharacterFX and it works great for animating b3d files; I've used it extensively for lots of projects. Certainly the fact that it isn't actively supported doesn't mean it suddenly is no good any more. It still runs just fine, saves b3ds just fine, and I still favor the Keyframer window in CharacterFX over equivalent tools in other animation software.

That all said, if I were buying something right now I'd probably go with Fragmotion. Although I do not regret at all buying CharacterFX, that was like 4 years ago so it's had plenty of time to be useful to me. If, say, the software stops working in the next update to Windows, with Fragmotion that would probably be fixed, but with CharacterFX you're just shit out of luck.

jfk EO-11110(Posted 2007) [#9]
Support Blitzers, choose Pacemaker, that offers some pro features you won't find in fragmotion or CharacterFX. Ricky, the Author is still working on the project and he responds to questions.

Happy Sammy(Posted 2007) [#10]
Hi jfk,

Could you give us some examples of features that only pacemaker could do?

Thanks in advance

jfk EO-11110(Posted 2007) [#11]

Well, at least I THOUGHT some of it is unique.