Champagne all round here at Antics HQ – Antics V4 is now available to download from our website!
As we pass through the 10,000 Antics users mark, V4 features adaptive lighting, realtime shadows, character to character interactions and more.
All existing Antics users, please keep an eye on your inbox as you will receive an email in the coming days with instructions on how you can upgrade.
All new lighting system
The new lighting system allows shadows to be cast adding depth and realism to movies. At the touch of a button you can create incredible atmosphere and amazing effects.
Character to character interactions
It is now possible to command your characters to interact with each other. You can tell your actors to hug, kiss, shake hands, all from a handy menu.
Improved path planning and animation blending
The intelligent path planning in Antics has been improved to ensure characters take the optimum route to their destination. Animation has also been improved to make a characters transition between states appear more natural
Improved Google SketchUp importer
Many usability and workflow enhancements have been made to the Google SketchUp importer. It is now even easier to use than ever.
We have also made changes to our product lineup and pricing. The Antics V3.1 BasePack and ProPack have been replaced by Antics V4 Home and Professional.
The Home version is our standalone product, still free to download and is not time limited.
The Professional version is now even better value for money at $295, and includes the full range of importers (.3ds, .skp, .fbx, .bvh).
For full details of how the two versions compare, take a look at this overview
Many thanks to everyone in the growing Antics community. You’ve given us great feedback, and some great videos, which have helped us shape V4. Keep the feedback coming, we love to hear from you!