Autodesk, a leading software company renowned for its development of cutting-edge 3D software tools. Maya, one of their flagship programs, stands as a powerful and influential tool in the animation industry.
Blend Shapes, a fundamental aspect of 3D animation, required enhancements to meet the specific needs of large production studios. The challenge was to optimize the workflow and provide artists with more efficient and flexible tools within Autodesk's Maya software.
ExoTools, a dynamic and innovative software company, partnered closely with Autodesk to develop and customize tools for Blend Shapes. Leveraging their expertise in character development, ExoTools collaborated with Autodesk's team to refine and enhance Maya's capabilities.
The collaboration between ExoTools and Autodesk has had a profound impact on the animation industry. The customized Blend Shapes tools developed by ExoTools are now seamlessly embedded within Maya software, putting them directly in the hands of over 280,000 users worldwide. This integration has revolutionized the way artists approach character development and animation, empowering a vast community of Maya users to achieve exceptional results and push the boundaries of their creativity.
What We Loved
ExoTools is thrilled to have played a significant role in the advancement of Maya's Blend Shapes. Witnessing the widespread adoption of our tools by the global community of Maya users has been truly inspiring. The positive feedback and success stories from artists around the world reinforce our commitment to innovation and our passion for empowering creators to bring their visions to life.
Tim Naylor, co-founder of ExoTools, reflects on the impact of the collaboration, stating, "Being out at industry events and having animators approach me to express their gratitude for the Blend Shape tools now embedded in Maya is incredibly rewarding. It's a testament to the impact our collaboration has had on the animation community and the creative possibilities it has unlocked.
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