JACS - Camber
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"The JACS animation was created to provide an intro to a training module demonstrating how soldiers use the JACS system to communicate with their commanders when relaying requests for air support.
The client needed an animation that portrayed the joint capabilities provided by the system when mounted in a plane and it had to show a realistic scenario of when such a need might arise.
The plugin saved us almost 2 weeks worth of vehicle animation and rigging. It was so easy and fun to just load the rig and link up the different parts like wheels and body and drive around as though I was in a game. It literary took me minutes to have the Humvees rigged and animated. My greatest challenge was deciding when to stop the driving around looking for the perfect bump that would result in a nice Humvee body shake. I mean, it was that much fun.
The benefit I got from using the plugins was that I could focus more on the realism of the vehicles as opposed to spending time rigging the vehicle and programming the dynamics. Once the vehicles were rigged, animated and the keys baked, I could then just swap out the Humvee model type with another without reanimating. That saved me countless hours. Needless to say I am a huge fan and absolutely love the plugins.
I have used other vehicle plugins that frankly don’t offer the ease or efficiency that the craft plugins provide.
I happen to enjoy animating inside of Vue Infinite, but I couldn’t find a good solution that made it possible to get animated vehicles into it. The craft plugins made that a lot easier."
- Solomon W. Jagwe - Camber