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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
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Sep 10, 2015 @ 12:40am
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akeytsu now available on Steam
Beta 3.0 "Skin Painter" available
Description
Release date: Beta available
The perfect 3D animation & rigging software for Unity3D
3D animation software did not evolve during the last 25 years... until akeytsu, a brand-new 3D software dedicated solely to character animation and rigging developed by nukeygara, a french startup. The animation industry strongly needs a disruptive and fresh tool able to generalize access to 3D animation.
A proof ? more than 1000 downloads of the beta in the 1st week of the launch (June 30th, 2015).
Please come onhttp://store.steampowered.com to download the free beta of akeytsu

akeytsu's motto: designed by/for animators… designed to be easy and fun
Though intrinsically an artistic endeavour, 3D animation has been transformed in a high-level technical activity by the use of current software. These programs are overly complicated with an endless learning curve.
With its artistic-oriented approach and its unique interface, akeytsu breaks up classic standards of current broad-based solutions by providing a new workflow built on simplicity, velocity and ergonomics.
And not for professional animators only, akeytsu is so easy that now anyone can create quick posings and have fun by discovering animation.

The 3D animation and rigging software you definitely need with Unity3D
At nukeygara we made a choice : providing 3D animation access to the huge community of game/indie game developpers. Most of them stick with 2D due to 3D issues: overly technical, skills lacking in teams, long learning curves, etc. This situation has to change !
The first akeytsu version and its solid FBX support in/out fits perfectly with game studios needs.

akeytsu beta features:
  • FBX import/export
  • skeletal animation (akeytsu stacker keyframing system)
  • akeytsu spinner manipulator handling
  • animation layers (akeytsu mixer)
  • F-Curve editor in 3D viewport (akeytsu curveboard)
  • akeytsu cyclemaker (special cycle features)
  • akeytsu light rig - mesh controls
  • akeytsu light rig - IK/FK solver
  • akeytsu light rig - skeleton (creation & editing)
  • akeytsu light rig - skinning (creation & editing)
  • animation bank
  • multi-files handling

System requirements:
  • OS - Windows only for the moment. Windows Vista or higher (older versions are untested, Windows XP SP2 should work though).
  • CPU - Single-core Pentium 1.5 GHz or better.
  • GPU - Graphics card with OpenGL 2.0 capabilities. Anything made since 2004 should work. However, on old hardware, you may encounter performance or texturing limitations mainly based on the amount of RAM available. Integrated GPUs (mostly Intel) should be avoided in favor of dedicated GPUs (nVidia, AMD).
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56 Comments
Nukeygara  [author] Sep 28, 2016 @ 4:05pm 
akeytsu is available on Steam!
Nukeygara  [author] Jan 22, 2016 @ 10:14am 
Many many thanks to all of you for your support! Sorry for late reply we are well busy (which is good :-)). I just posted some hot announces ! please check it out! And thanks again!
Aranhor Dec 23, 2015 @ 3:26pm 
Ahora mismo uso el BETA, pero en cuánto esté disponible por STEAM lo compro.:steamhappy:
pingouin3 Oct 22, 2015 @ 2:20pm 
Probablement l'un des softs les plus intéressants que j'ai vu en terme d'animation 3D. J'ai eu droit à une démo en live il y a quelques jours (merci encore d'ailleurs, c'était assez fou) et je suis parfaitement conquis. Le partage a débuté de mon coté !
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Probably one of the most interesting softs I've seen for the 3D animation. I got a live demo a few days ago (thanks by the way, it was amazing) and I'm really enthusiastic. The share has begin by my side !
Cpt.Coop Oct 20, 2015 @ 3:45am 
Nice tool, i needed 10 minutes for a productive rig :) hope you guys will be green lighted :steamhappy:
Galnart Oct 18, 2015 @ 1:09pm 
i really want this software too bad it won't accept my card when i try to pay.
YuuJin Oct 16, 2015 @ 6:14pm 
looks cool, i'd like to test it out
Nukeygara  [author] Oct 5, 2015 @ 1:09am 
Hi Ferengi,
Sorry for screenshots borders! About tutorials you can find 17 videos into our Youtube channel (link on our Greenlight page) and/or on the Learn page of our website. By the way we have a full manual available via our Learn page too. Thanks!
Ferengi Oct 4, 2015 @ 1:05pm 
Two things, screenshots are not in 16:9 ratio so they have borders, and you mentioned theres a learning curve which is great but have you thought about/going to make a tutorial of any kind to help those who are wanting to do this kind of thing for the first time?
Nukeygara  [author] Oct 1, 2015 @ 1:31am 
Hi guys, thanks for your support!
@Juangea, akeytsu is just born, so we don't have at the moment muscle system and all those complexive things. However it is planned in our roadmap, so don't worry, it will come. Our first market concerns Unity and we provide an easy, instant, efficient and intuitive anim/rig workflow for the huge community of indies who needs fresh and easy tool nicely suit for their needs (and not oversized).
Concerning improving our skinning algo, it is planned too.
However you have already in akeytsu very interesting things you don't have in Maya, Max or else .... and for a very affordable price ;-)
Many thanks
Cheers,