Keyframe MP v2 Beta

Available Now

The first public beta of Keyframe MP v2 is now available for download.

Keyframe MP v2 is a complete update to the orignial media player. It is built using the same engine that powers Keyframe Pro and includes some major enhancements under the hood resulting in a smooth and seamless user experience.

Among the changes are the inclusion of an (optional) hardware renderer and user configurable hotkeys, both of which can be configured through the preferences. An updated decoding engine makes it possible to smoothly play most media files backwards and uncached seek times have been significantly optimized. The user interface has received a makeover and the original Maya sync script has been rewritten (it is now known as "Maya To Keyframe MP") to support the new client API. Updated instructions for setting up Maya to Keyframe MP can be found in the online documention.

To download the latest beta build and the new Maya To Keyframe MP script, visit the Keyframe MP main page.

Keyframe Pro

Advanced Playback and Review

Today I'm pleased to announce that the first release of Keyframe Pro is now available.

Keyframe Pro is a highly specialize media player and review tool designed to meet the expanding needs of today's animators.

For full details, and to give it a try, visit the Keyframe Pro main page.

3D Artist - Best Tools for Animation

In the latest issue of 3D Artist (Issue 81), Blue Pencil has been named as one of the "Best Tools for Animation" in the 90 Plugins, Hacks and Apps article:

"Bring advanced 2D drawing to your 3D workflow and Maya’s viewport with the help of this plugin. Blue Pencil includes many more features than Maya’s native Grease Pencil."

Pick up the latest issue online or in bookstores today!