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Craft Animations Offers Defense Edition Upgrade for Sample Tools Included in 2011 Versions of Autodesk 3ds Max and Softimage

Craft Animations Offers Defense Edition Upgrade for Sample Tools Included in 2011 Versions of Autodesk 3ds Max and Softimage

Provides Customized Tools to Create Realistic 3D Animations Ideal for Defense Training, Simulation and Visualization; Over 35 Percent Discount Offered to Autodesk Users

GOTHENBURG, Sweden - June 29, 2010 - Following the integration of a select sample of Craft Director Studio (CDS) tools within the 2011 versions of Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk 3ds Max Design and Autodesk Softimage software; Craft Animations announces the availability of the CDS Defense Edition customized with specific CDS tools that allow quick and easy creation of premium 3D visualizations and designs for tanks or aircraft. Users of 3ds Max 2011 and Softimage 2011 are encouraged to enhance their existing CDS tool library by upgrading to the CDS Defense Edition at over a 35 percent discount until Sept. 30, 2010.

"The promotional tools included on the Autodesk 2011 Installation DVDs are simply a taste of what may be experienced through the utilization of the specialty CDS Defense Edition," explains Craft Animations Founder and CEO Deborah Lygonis. "Upgrading to this customized collection of unique vehicle tools allows anyone to utilize convenient drag-and-drop modeling features to create high quality simulations for use in training and design programs in a matter of minutes."

Used by internationally recognized agencies including Lockheed Martin, NASA and Camber, the CDS Defense Edition includes the complete CDS suite of tools as well as four high-end Pre-rigged Models: Black Hawk, F18, HMMV, M1 A Abrams. Together, this toolkit increases interactive control and simulation, allowing the ability to enhance cinematics through a modular, configurable system that replicates a specific rig's animation. The tools' accessibility and ease of use allow anyone to literally "drive" a vehicle, or "direct" a camera within the creative environment, garnering a more realistic effect in less time. Additional CDS Pre-rigged Models are available for individual purchase.

The promotional CDS tools included on the Installation DVDs shipped with 3ds Max 2011, 3ds Max Design 2011 and Softimage 2011 software contains the Craft SoftMotionCam, Craft ObserverCam, Craft MultiStateCam, Craft HumanizerCam, as well as four Craft Pre-rigged Models. For further information regarding Autodesk software applications, please visit

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Pricing and Availability

Regularly priced at $4,995 USD, the CDS Defense Edition is now available to users of 2011 versions of 3ds Max and Softimage for $3,025 USD through Sept. 30, 2010. To obtain this discount, users must contact Craft Animations via or +46 31 352 29 80, or outreach to their local reseller to provide proof of Autodesk 2011 purchase.

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About Craft Animations

Founded in 2006 and based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Craft Animations™ AB is a leading developer of a new era of professional real-time 3D animation technology, Craft Director Studio™. Based on cutting-edge research in autonomous control systems, Craft Director Studio and its add-ons simulate the complex physical behavior of cameras and 3D vehicles such as helicopters, cars, airplanes, boats and motorcycles. Utilized by high-profile companies worldwide such as Disney, Pixar, Namco Bandai, Lockheed Martin, Ford and Toyota; Craft Director Studio streamlines production, enhances realism and increases creativity for users in the visual effects, game development, forensic reconstruction, military and defense, and architectural design industries.

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