Kickstand LLC has announced the worldwide availability of StretchMesh 1.5 software for Autodesk Maya software.This new surface deformation plug-in is designed to seamlessly integrate with Maya 3D modeling and animation software. It also introduces new techniques into the character pipeline and gives polygonal geometry a ‘stretchy’ quality for better control over the movement and skin elasticity of 3D modeled characters.
Implemented as a standard deformer in Maya software, StretchMesh 1.5 features advanced relational vertex and shape preservation technology, offering animators and technical directors working in feature film, broadcast and game development the ability to create smooth character deformations using Maya software
StretchMesh 1.5 is priced at $249) per seat, but is being offered at an introductory per-seat price of $199 through September 30, 2009. Educational pricing and site licensing is also available. StretchMesh supports Autodesk Maya version 8.5 or higher on Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems. For more info, visit www.kickstandlabs.com/tools