Hercules: Musculature and deformations plug-in for 3ds max

Hercules: Musculature and deformations plug-in for 3ds max

Hercules: Musculature and deformations plug-in for 3ds max

Hercules: Musculature and deformations plug-in for 3ds max

Ingreme Have created stunning muscle deformations using Hercules

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 Hercules runs in 3ds Max 6 to 3ds Max 2015 (32 bit & 64 bit)   

For all those who thought muscular systems were only for major production studios and required complex custom rigging and scripting Hercules, Di-O-Maticís innovative muscular animation plug-in for 3ds max.

At long last, a tool for expanding the limits of regular skinning. Hercules is the most effective and artist-friendly manner in which to create high quality muscle animation for your CG characters. Adding an extra touch of realism to your creatures and characters is now easier than ever before and certain to bring them to life!


Simply drag Hercules muscles and attach them to your characterís existing rig. They will immediately deform, bulge, compress and stretch as your CG character moves within your scene. Or use any 3D object to simulate sub-surface deformations. Hercules deformation supports just about any 3D object.

Hercules works together with all 3ds max skinning modifiers like the built-in Skin, Physique and Bones Pro. Hercules works wonders on existing skinning by causing the skin to react based on underlying muscle deformations.

Upgrade your characters to Hercules and see the difference!

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Hercules is a simple to understand and very powerful character animation tool.
Its capabilities stretch way beyond creating muscles alone, with a fast and intuitive interface.
Herculesadds a lot of realism to the deformations of my characters.


Kim Goossens - 3D Artist

At the core of the Hercules technology are the following modules:

- A parametric Muscle primitive object
- An Objects-based displacement modifier
- A parametric muscle texture map
- A Bulk editing tool

Hercules Key Features and Benefits:

- Easy interface and workflow, making the musculature setup quick, effective and easy to to integrate within your current production pipeline

- Fast secondary motion dynamics (spring-based) on muscles

- Back transformation, to avoid double transformations when muscles are linked to another master node, very handy in most character setups

- Ultra-Fast Skin Displacement Deformer that can be applied on top of your preferred skinning method to simulate sub-surface muscle deformations

- No object restrictions, any type of objects, not only Muscles, can be used as deformer objects

- Fully compatible with most character animations plug-ins, including Skin, Physique, Bones Pro, CAT, Biped and Puppetshop

- Network render friendly

- Scripting support, to easily fit in your pipeline

- Float Licensing, so you can share license(s) across your network.

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Press Reviews


Testimonials
 

With Hercules, we finally got a powerful toolset to help us achieve 'perfect' character deformations. The power of Hercules resides not only in its wide range of features but in its logical implementation and extremely intuitive interface.


Ben Girard
VES and Emmy Awards Winner
President of Digital Dimension

 

Hercules is a simple to understand and very powerful character animation tool. Its capabilities stretch way beyond creating muscles alone, with a fast and intuitive interface. Hercules adds a lot of realism to the deformations of my characters.
 


Kim Goossens - 3D Artist

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Only registered users of Hercules currently subscribed to one of the yearly support packages (Premium, Premium+, VIP) are eligible to receive the latest version listed below. Please contact us to receive it.

 Version 1.7  09/09/2014
 
* Added compatibility with 3ds max 2015 (64-bit)
 
 Version 1.7  04/18/2013
 
* Added compatibility with 3ds max 2014 (64-bit)
* License can be hold per session, allowing faster access to the user interface

 
 Version 1.6  09/12/2012
 
* Deformer List highlighted color issue: fixed
* Improved compatibility with 3ds max 2013

 
 Version 1.5  05/22/2012
 
* Added compatibility with 3ds max 2013 (32-bit and 64-bit)
 
 Version 1.4  05/04/2011
 
* Added compatibility with 3ds max 2012 (32-bit and 64-bit)
 
 Version 1.3  04/15/2010
 
* Added compatibility with 3ds max 2011 (32-bit and 64-bit)
* Hercules Select: Improved stability with Poly objects
* Muscles: remove with right-click menu fixed
* Improved Cluster-O-Matic support in HerculesDeform modifier

 
 Version 1.2  05/11/2009
 
* Added compatibility with 3ds max 2010 (32-bit and 64-bit)
* HerculesDeform:
significant speed improvement when working with selections (made in HerculesSelect or Cluster-O-Matic)
deformer list now display 20 deformers
new option to display deformers as box
Cluster-O-Matic refresh issues: fixed
negative deform not supporting smoothing: fixed
TAB ordering issue: fixed

 
 Version 1.1  04/03/2008
 
* Fully compatible (32-bit and 64-bit) with 3ds max 9, 3ds max 2008 and 3ds max 2009
* HerculesSelect: Ignore backfacing on Poly object issue: fixed
* HerculesDeform: new Re-Cache Subdivision button

 
 Version 1.02  10/30/2006
 
* Support 3ds max 6 to 3ds max 9
* Bug related to muscles attachment to biped legs fixed
* Fix Undo issue when removing HerculesSelect from modifier stack
* Improved Cluster-O-Matic support in HerculesDeform modifier

 
 Version 1.01  10/16/2004
 
* Speed optimization for the Hercules Deform modifier, up to 10 times faster.
 
 Version 1.0  04/06/2004
 
* Initial release
 

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  1 license    $499 Buy Now
       
  5 licenses  $2495 $2120 Buy Now
       
  10 licenses  $4990 $3992 Buy Now
       
 Bundles containing Hercules
   Character Pack $2443 $999 Buy Now
       
   Muscles Pack $1346 $799 Buy Now
       

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Price : $499    
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