March 1st, 2005 - Lifemode Interactive will preview their multi-platform 3D facial animation SDK solution at next week's GDC in San Francisco, where they will show their new LifeStudio:HEAD technology for multi-platform game developers.
The long awaited LifeStudio:HEAD® SDK now supports PlayStation®2, Xbox® and Windows® PC. The new multi-platform solutions will allow all game developers and 3D artists to create cutting edge facial animation for PlayStation®2 and Xbox games.
Lifemode's Director of Production Alex Sychev said, "This is a really important development for facial animation artists. In the past year we have been working in conjunction with several top studios in the UK to develop a combined facial animation and lip-synching tool for developers to create very believable characters in PlayStation®2 game titles and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. Our multi-platform technology will now be available to over 90% of the video games market".
LIFESTUDIO:HEAD 2.6 SDK is a real-time non-linear technology that include a comprehensive library of character templates and tools for easy modeling, realistic texturing, automated lip-synch, and many other facial animation features, and also supports export-import plug-ins with 3ds Max and Maya packages.
At GDC, Lifemode will demonstrate their multi-platform SDK solutions ahead of the launch date in April and anyone wishing to see it should contact Natalie Polikarpova at Natalie@lifemi.com.
GDC opens its doors from 9th-11th March, for information please visit www.gdconf.com.
About LifeMode Interactive:
Lifemode Interactive was incorporated in Belmont, California Bay Area, in 2001. It is a privately owned independent software company specializing in development of games-related technologies, high-end software tools and SDKs for game developers, 3D art studios and web designers. Lifemode employs a 27-strong team of skilled art, programming and game design specialists. Lifemode has appointed 12 worldwide distributors. Recent game projects include FireFly Studio's new game Stronghold 2, being published in Spring 2005 by Global Star Software, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, and also Russia's best strategy game of 2003 JoWood/Nival Interactive's Silent Storm.
Contact details: www.lifemi.com Tel: +7 (095) 236 59 67; Fax: +7 (095) 959 74 46.
Marketing and Sales: Natalie Polikarpova Natalie@lifemi.com
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