South by Southwest had many diverse and fascinating presenters. One of which had us going three dimensional. 3D animation, that is. You see the incredibly popular medium in video games on every platform these days, as well as every blockbuster action movie that gets released. Computer animation can realize anything our imaginations can dream up. Unfortunately, for a long time it was not accessible to those who didn’t have the technical know-how to figure out the software programs necessary to create it from scratch. Or if they didn’t want to bother with creating it themselves, scrounging up the money to pay someone who did wasn’t cheap. Even if they were familiar with the software, it was an incredibly time consuming ordeal to create the models you needed, and then to actually animate them. Now enter T.A.M.:The Animator’s Modeler. TAM is a fantastic iOS app that allows you to create 3D characters, using a simple touch interface.
You start with a base model which you can push and pull on to create different features like a slim figure, overweight figure, big nose, large ears, and so on. You then have access to clothing items and accessories, allowing you to create anything from a skateboarder to a mega-villain from outer space. You caneven create your own avatar that looks just like you! The options and combinations are endless allowing you free reign to create any 3D character you can imagine. You can then email the file to yourself and use it in any animation software. Of course, you can share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. TAM is available to download on your iPad for a mere $24.99 by searching “The Animator’s Modeler” in the Appstore.
For more information, visit TheAnimatorsModeler.com.