The software managed to attract 80,000 users in two months.
Two months after the Early Access launch, Cascadeur managed to attract more than 80,000 animators. Cascadeur’s parent company Nekki revealed they approved a budget of $1.5 million to continue development. They have also announced two particular milestones to achieve until the release in 2022: the AI-supported and unique Deep Physics tools will be further improved, and the functional scope of Cascadeur shall be expanded by additional animation software standard tools. The team of 25 developers will also hire five additional developers.
"I believe that AI is a top future technology. It will eliminate the boring routine and make 3D animation easy, fun and available for everyone. With its new Deep Physics tools, Cascadeur can make a significant contribution to this development. Our aim is to move the gaming industry one step forward, by making realistic and cool animation accessible for beginners as well as professionals. This is why Nekki is happy to provide the new funding for further steady growth of the project," Dmitry Terekhin, the founder of Nekki said.
The tool uses neural network-based AI tools to make the character animation process much easier to do. As for the planned animation tools, the team wants to add a graph editor, Python scripting, and animation loops. What is more, they plan to improve the UI/UX, add the ability to customize the layout and the appearance of all tools, plus more.
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