3D character model and avatar tool developer Evolver said Thursday that its service will be integrated into game engine provider Emergent's Gamebryo LightSpeed development system.
"Our partnership with Emergent provides LightSpeed developers with an easy way to integrate custom 3D characters into their latest projects at a fraction of the production time, effort and costs of traditional modeling and rigging methods," said Brian Nilles, Evolver CEO.
Evolver's system is a web-based application
that allows users to design and customize 3D models. Users choose from a library of facial and body characteristics from Evolver's website, or they can use a photograph. They can then export the avatar.
"Professional characters can also be purchased royalty free for a low price point of $39 -- or $69 with 77 blendshapes ready for facial animation," Evolver stated. The company also offers a white label version of the tool if developers want to make the avatar creator available to their own audience.
Emergent is continually adding new tools to Gamebryo LightSpeed's feature set. Most recently, earlier this month the company said Gamebryo LightSpeed would support sky and lighting capabilities
provided by Sundog.