Jamie Gwilliam announces the free download of CAT for 3dsMax/Design 2009 subscribers
As of 15 January 2009, all 3ds Max/Design 2009 subscription customers can download a complete version of CAT (Character Animation Tools) compiled for 3ds Max 2009 for free! Previously, this was sold for $995USD. Anyone who is trying to animate characters or creatures should check this out.
CAT is designed by animators, for animators to take the tedious technicalities out of 3D character animation. Its complete toolset enables easy character rigging, non-linear animation, animation layering, motion capture import, muscle simulation and more.
Petshop, from Luminox is also now free. It is a rigging and animation tool for 3ds Max (versions 8+)