Desktop Mannequin Makes 3D Posing a Lot Easier
Creating natural poses for 3D models by using traditional input devices is difficult and time consuming. Now it can be as easy as playing with dolls… I mean action figures. Qumarion is a miniature mannequin which 3d artists can use to easily manipulate the pose of onscreen characters in real-time.
“Until now, handling 3D models was in some ways non-intuitive and difficult. Also, depending on the software, dragging can make movements unnatural. So we wanted to handle models more intuitively, by moving a mannequin. That’s why we’ve made QUMARION.”
Qumarion is a joint project between University of Tsukuba and University of Electro-Communications. The is software developed by Celsys makers of applications for illustration and comic production. The mannequin bundle with the software is expected to cost about US$750.