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T.C. Sword Animation Pack: Free Demo

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T.C. Sword Animation Pack: Free Demo

It’s the season of giving, and here at MoCap Online, we are giving our awesome customers the gift of a FREE ANIMATION SWORD PACK!

However, this isn’t just any sword pack. This particular animation pack means a great deal to all of us at MoCap Online.

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE T.C. SWORD ANIMATION PACK, CONTAINING ANIMATION FILES IN FBX, UE4, ICLONE AND UNITY 3D FORMATS.  

 

DOWNLOAD HERE!

 

This Animation Pack Honors a Dear Friend of Ours

The truth is that this sword pack was started back in 2017. Initially we knew we wanted to create a pack with a base set of sword motions with add-on animations for various types of weapons, but we didn’t want to create one that was just like all of the others. Our goal was to create something that was unique to any other sword pack on the market.

Tony Cross, a MoCap Online associate, was the brainchild behind this whole project. To accomplish our vision, Tony’s idea was to base the pack on over-the-top weapons and gameplay similar to Dark Souls, one of his favorite games. He wanted to include animations that fit the iconic “Ultra Greatsword” ten-foot behemoth as well as other unique and outrageous motions.

While we were all excited to make this sword pack, Tony was the driving force behind the entire operation. He brought the enthusiasm, did the research, wrote the shot list, ran the mocap shoot, and even acted in the shots. The dedication he exuded for this animation pack was exceptionally impressive to witness.

Tony’s inspiration came from his life experience participating in realistic and historically accurate Viking fight reenactments where he used real weapons, and he also passionately practiced martial arts.

He was a big, loud, fun, bearded dude who loved mocap animation and working in the game industry. Unfortunately, Tony passed away shortly after our first capture session, leaving his work incomplete. We're hoping to revive this pack in his honor.

May his body rest in peace and the mocapped motion of his that is featured in so many of our current animation packs live on forever.

We Need Your Help Making This Sword Animation Pack a Reality

On Thanksgiving, the free animation pack we release will have a few motions available. We hope you enjoy the free animations, but we also hope you will assist us in making Tony’s vision come to life.

We’re looking for help and feedback on how to make this sword pack the distinct, mind-blowing creation it was intended to be.

Your input will help us finish the project. Over the fall, we solved the data Tony compiled to MotusMan to see what we were working with. We experienced some bright moments and conducted a ton of neat “experiments,” but we in no way have a complete useable set of data for the entire project.

Tony’s enthusiasm, energy, and technical knowledge of sword handling were huge assets, but they weren’t enough for us to fully complete the animation pack. The pack we’re giving away is essentially our first draft. It’s the product of our first shoot when were just starting to figure things out. We combed through Tony’s sprawling spreadsheets and massive notes, and while we’ve been able to make sense out of some of it, it’s difficult to completely decipher without him around.

Check Out Our Free Animations

Check out the FREE animations as well as the video, and please provide feedback on how we could create the perfect set of awesome sword animations for your 3D project!

How could we make it so that it wouldn’t be “just another” set of sword animations, but instead, it’s an impressive pack that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before? We’ll be looking for folks to join our swordpack beta team when we move forward on this.

With your help, you’ll help us honor our co-creator and friend, and you’ll also help us provide some of the most stellar sword animations to ever exist.

Thanks for your time!

TONY CROSS SWORD ANIMATION PACK

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE T.C. SWORD ANIMATION PACK, CONTAINING ANIMATION FILES IN FBX, UE4, ICLONE AND UNITY 3D FORMATS.  

DOWNLOAD HERE!


Pack includes FBX, UE4, iClone and Unity 3D formats.

Rest In Peace, Tony.

From all of us here at MoCap Online. You will be missed.

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