Autodesk MotionBuilder software delivers new tools for virtual movie-making, performance animation, and stereoscopic productions, and enhanced interoperability with other products in the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites We have an excellent pipeline using MotionBuilder for animation. MotionBuilder is simply a brilliant animation tool. Using another package at this point would be like taking my hands away.
Some of this functionality requires specific hardware: Any webcam that Windows recognises can be used as a device.
The FBVideoIn class has been extended. The new functionality is demonstrated in the new sample Python script: FBTake class now includes the MergeLayers function. The new functionality is demonstrated in the new Python script MergeAnimationLayer. Extended exposure of optical data to Python: Vertex color display is now exposed. Look for objects including the name "color", for example VertexColorSet. New functionality is demonstrated in VertexColor. Functionality is demonstrated in MathUtilities.
Hybrid motion capture device: A new function is FBAnimationNode:: The new sample TimeWarp. Time code property support: You can now create an auxiliary effector. The new functionality is demonstrated in the new Python script MatchAuxiliaryEffectors. It is now possible to program the pressing of a button in the Properties window, for example the Solid Look property on a control rig. Geometry cache recording and playback: New classes.