Avid's Softimage|3D product has been discontinued,
and thus this plug-in is no longer marketed.
Bodies, the Softimage|3D
plug-in for creating your own fall stunts.
FREE demonstration version.
Frustrated with animation "dynamics" systems that don't work? Falling
Bodies is the only dynamics simulator for animators
that can do tough jobs like the ones below. Don't take our word
for it; download the demonstration version and try it for yourself.
Download video (1.5MB)
Ouch! Try finding a stuntman to do this for motion capture.
This animation was created entirely automatically by Falling
Bodies. We started that guy on the balcony at the top of the
stairs, gave him a little forward motion by keyframing, and let
him fall. The simulator did the rest.
Collisions of articulated bodies with hard objects don't look right
in most simulators. The tough problem is giving characters "weight".
We use a new technique for simulating collisions that does a good
job of creating "weight". View this one and judge for yourself.
What's it like to use Falling Bodies? See the Tutorial