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Craft Animations Announces New Custom Development Service

Offers Made-to-order Tools to Complete Even the Most Unique 3D Tasks; Further Extends Complex Animation Capabilities for Any Production Pipeline

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – July 20, 2010 – Fulfilling the growing need for high-quality 3D toolsets that solve even the most difficult or mundane animation tasks, Craft Animations today announces the availability of its Custom Development Service. Ideal for designers, animators, educators and engineers who require specialized capabilities, real-time integration or custom toolsets for specific task completion, the Craft Animations Custom Development Service automatically extends efficiency and functionality of any software application or simulation system.

Utilizing Craft Animations’ in-depth knowledge of specialized tool development and autonomous control systems, apparent through the company’s flagship toolset Craft Director Studio, the Custom Development Service offers personalized creation of stand-alone solutions, add-ons or plug-ins based on specific customer request. Utilization of this service provides users a fully customized turn-key solution ideal for their distinctive project.

“With over 25 vehicle and camera tools within the complete Craft Director Studio suite, Craft Animations is already setting the standard for high-quality specialized animation solutions,” explains Deborah Lygonis, Craft Animations founder and CEO. “However, user demand has shown us the need to open up our development processes to meet the immediate needs and goals of our users. Now, we are able to serve as a partner - not just a tool developer - to help enhance options and customize tools that further simplify any unique need for complex animation.”

The Craft Animations Custom Development Service offers the following tool expansion opportunities:

  • Creation of specific animation patterns
  • Transformation of raw data to visual representations and animations
  • Integration of animation capabilities in visualization systems and game engines
  • Complex rigging services

Craft Animations will feature the Custom Development Service, as well as the entire Craft Director Studio suite, at SIGGRAPH 2010 taking place from July 25-29 in Los Angeles. Demonstrations of Craft Director Studio will be also available within the Craft Animations (#901) and Autodesk (#500) booths. For more about the Craft Animations Custom Development Service, Craft Director Studio Editions or SIGGRAPH events, please visit

Pricing and Availability

Artists and designers interested in taking advantage of the Craft Animations Custom Development Service should contact

Pricing is determined by the scope and depth of each request, and need for proprietary ownership. Tools will be available for requesting user only, unless otherwise specified.

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About Craft Animations

Founded in 2006 and based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Craft Animations(TM) AB is a leading developer of a new era of professional real-time 3D animation technology, Craft Director Studio(TM). Based on cutting-edge research in autonomous control systems, Craft Director Studio and it's 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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Liaison Public Relations for Craft Animations
Tracy Brawley, 503-796-9822,

Reader Contact:
Craft Animations Headquarters
Regnbågsgatan 3
S-417 55 Gothenburg
+46 31 352 2980,
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