Press Release

Mixamo and TurboSquid Collaborate to Optimize High-quality 3D Character Animation

(San Francisco and New Orleans – December 9, 2009) – Improving the overall character creation and animation experience for 3D professionals, game artists and animators, Mixamo today announced a partnership with TurboSquid, the world’s largest online 3D marketplace, to offer “Mixamo-certified” models assured to work seamlessly with the entire collection of motions found on www.mixamo.com.

Users can now easily apply any high-quality Mixamo motions to a growing list of TurboSquid character models which can be viewed directly within the Mixamo interface, without uploading. While the Mixamo online animation service is compatible with most 3D models, these “Mixamo-certified” models in the TurboSquid marketplace have been internally tested and are guaranteed to provide the user seamless integration with Mixamo animations.

“The combination of high-quality, certified TurboSquid models and Mixamo animations provides users with a powerful and easy way to develop first-rate characters in motion,” says Stefano Corazza, co-founder and CTO of Mixamo. “As the largest worldwide provider of 3D content across several industries including video games, design and architecture, and virtual worlds, TurboSquid aligns perfectly with Mixamo’s ongoing strategy to provide 3D professionals with the next evolution in character creation technologies.”

3D professionals who choose “Mixamo-certified” TurboSquid models will experience a more efficient workflow that allows the creation and customization of premium 3D character animations. After purchasing a “Mixamo-certified” model on TurboSquid.com, users can then select a desired animation from Mixamo’s extensive collection of production-quality character motions. Users may visualize their certified model online as they customize the automatically retargeted motions in real-time using director-level, slider-based controls. Once customization is complete, users may purchase and download the motion and merge them into their character model scene.

“TurboSquid is very excited about our collaboration with Mixamo and the opportunities it creates for everyone involved,” says Beau Perschall, Vice President of Business Development at TurboSquid. “The Mixamo team’s expertise in character animation provides our clients with a turnkey solution to quickly generate customizable motion for our vendors’ superior models. By working together to pre-certify TurboSquid’s best character models with the Mixamo animation service, we can ensure a great user experience that predictably yields great results with high quality content.”

The collection of “Mixamo-certified” TurboSquid models currently contains 10 3ds Max Biped System characters that are available for purchase via www.turbosquid.com. Additional certified models will be added regularly. For additional information, tutorials and pricing information, please visit www.mixamo.com.

About TurboSquid

Founded in 2000, TurboSquid is the leading global marketplace for 3D Models, Textures, and Plug-ins. Customers in every line of work from Movies, Games, Television News, Architecture, Advertising, Defense and more depend on TurboSquid to save their projects time and money. They are supplied world-class content by the TurboSquid community’s ever growing community of professional modelers. More information can be found at the company's website: www.turbosquid.com.

About Mixamo

Mixamo Inc. is a Silicon Valley, VC-funded company founded by 3D pioneers Stefano Corazza, CTO, and Nazim Kareemi, CEO. Based on research from Stanford University’s BioMotion lab, Mixamo offers the first online 3D character animation service that provides animators, game artists and 3D professionals the power to customize and create professional-quality character animations at unprecedented speeds. Mixamo currently employs a team of outstanding computer vision experts, 3D animators, software engineers and serial entrepreneurs from around the world.

For more information, please visit www.mixamo.com, or follow Mixamo on Twitter.

Contact:
Michele Bousquet
VP Marketing
TurboSquid, Inc