Animators Tool Kit (ATK)

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Version: 
1.174
Date Updated: 
06/03/2013
Author Name: 
John Martini, Andru Phoenix

*NEW* Utilities in ATK 1.174
VIDEO 'Flippin' Flaps': One click animate the unfolding of your mesh faces.
VIDEO 'PathRig': Generate paths that are guided by target nodes, these paths can act as trajectories, path deforms or both.
TreeLinker': Link objects together by distance from an object to the next object.

Click the GIF for demos:

Update: Device 'Time Remapper': Expand, compress, play backward, or freeze track animation. Inspired by After Effects time remapping. This tool connects the playback of animated tracks to parameters on a control object. Click the GIF for a walk-through:



Update: Device - 'Explode' Expanded Features: Explode by 5 levels : Face, Element, Material ID, Smoothing Group, and UV Seams. Explode selected contiguously by face selection. Retain normals so your exploded objects still appear smooth.

Update: Device - 'Controller Randomizer': Copies PRS trees from a reference list to selected objects based on parameters. Demo

Update: Device - 'Explode': Breaks apart geometry into
separate objects. Demo

Update: Device - Train! Manipulate easing tangents and create animation between selected keys based on a curve. Click the GIF for a walk-through:

Update: Utility - CamRig 1.1! Show off your scenes with a full featured, easy to use camera rig. This utility empowers you to effortlessly create smooth cinematic movement. Supports VRay Physical Camera. Watch the demonstration:

ATK is a compact suite of modular tools to rig, copy and manipulate animation in a few clicks, without plug-in dependency. There is no need for extra licenses because ATK uses farm-friendly methods native to 3DS Max, so it can easily fit into your production & render pipelines.


Download the FREE lite version on our website

COMPATIBLE WITH
3DS MAX (2010-2014)

Additional Info: 

1.0174 RELEASE NOTES | JAN 21 2014 ===============
PathRig 1.01: New render spline controls and bug fixes.

1.0172 RELEASE NOTES | JAN 21 2014 ===============
New Utility! 'Tree Linker': Link objects together
by distance from an object to the next object.

1.0171 RELEASE NOTES | JAN 01 2014 ===============

Bug fixes in CamRig and FlippinFlaps.
1.017 RELEASE NOTES | DEC 30 2013 ===============
New Utilities! 'PathRig': Animate your objects along
paths using a waypoint system. 'FlippinFlaps': One click
animate the unfolding of your geometry faces.
CamRig update - Added Octane camera support.

1.016 RELEASE NOTES | NOV 20 2013 ===============
New beta device! 'Time Remapper': Expand, compress,
play backward, or freeze track animation - Matrix style.
Bug fixes for Explode.

1.0151 RELEASE NOTES | NOV 11 2013 ===============
Bug fixes. Preview now works on objects with materials.

1.015 RELEASE NOTES | NOV 3 2013 ===============
New explode features! Explode by Face, Material ID,
Element, Smoothing Group, and UV Seams. Explode only
selected. Retain smoothing from your original geometry.
Miscellanious stability fixes.

1.014 RELEASE NOTES | OCT 10 2013 ===============
New beta device! 'Controller Randomizer': Copies PRS
trees randomly from a reference list to selected objects.

1.013 RELEASE NOTES | SEPT 29 2013 ===============
New beta device!'Explode': Breaks apart geometry into
separate objects.

1.012 RELEASE NOTES | SEPT 28 2013 ===============
Align Pivot Rotation now produces more accurate results on
single faced objects. More bug fixes.

1.011 RELEASE NOTES | SEPT 25 2013 ===============
Various bug fixes and error checks. Train now works with
path constraints correctly.

1.01 RELEASE NOTES | SEPT 20 2013 ===============
Train: Added new preset 'Elastic'. Check out new Train
walk-through on Scriptspot or AnimatorsToolkit.com

1.009 RELEASE NOTES | SEPT 19 2013 ===============
New key effect!'Train': Sets key tangents and creates
middle keys between selected keys based on a curve.

1.008 RELEASE NOTES | JULY 27 2013 ===============
CamRig 1.1 Update. Check out the new features in a
detailed walk-through on the ATK website or ScriptSpot.
Reverse now supports custom attributes.

1.007 RELEASE NOTES | JULY 16 2013 ===============
Kronos Update. Faster, now supports custom attributes.

1.006 RELEASE NOTES | JULY 16 2013 ===============
New treasure chest tool 'Build Camera Rig': Customize
and create powerful camera rigs in seconds!

1.005 RELEASE NOTES | JUNE 26 2013 ===============
New beta tool 'Colorize': Sets wire or diffuse color
with blended color.
Bug fix: 'Reverse' now supports selections.

1.004 RELEASE NOTES | JUNE 14 2013 ===============
UI: Adapative gamma correction.

1.003 RELEASE NOTES | JUNE 12 2013 ===============
Device: 'Copy Materials' materials inherit object name.

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mariohyeah's picture

Hi, me again. IT WORKS SO

Hi, me again. IT WORKS SO FAST NOW!!
I always clicked the Run button, under the Shift first menu.. never clicked on RUN DEVICE in the main interface...

mariohyeah's picture

Well, i meant a loooot

Well, i meant a loooot slower..

mariohyeah's picture

I'm working with 2018 but

I'm working with 2018 but seems a little bit slow in the keyframe Shift areas (the random works fine)

naturalstate's picture

Activate plugin

For those that bought the plugin and couldn't get it activated or working. Did you go to the website and paste in the email associated with the paypal purchase?

I switched computers and I was able to successfully reactivate ATK on my new computer today by going to the website and clicking on http://animatorstoolkit.com/activation/

You then get a token that you paste in the registration part of ATK in max.
It worked fine for me to today.

mike987's picture

best

best

atanguay's picture

On their site, someone says

On their site, someone says that they're using it with 2018 without an issue. Looks pretty amazing really.

aksmfakt132's picture

Is this not available in 2018?

Is this not available in 2018?
I have confirmed that the lite version works in 2018
I want to buy it but I'm not sure it will work in 2018
Does it work in 2018?

coldpookie's picture

Link to this plugin should probably be removed from script spot

I've purchased this plugin twice and sent emails to the creators 4 times. They never get back with the Authorisation keys so it seems like a bit of a scam. If you check their forum there are lots of people saying the same thing.

Looks pretty good plugin, but the creators are absent.

Spline's picture

Can I have a reply please

Hi, I've bought your plugin few weeks ago... five emails was sent to you via your website ATK and no reply, nothing. Paid via paypal and only a receipt from paypal was sent. We have not receive your plugin. Can you please come back to me, thanks

artkitekt's picture

Daniel, thank you and good to

Daniel, thank you and good to hear you've been getting some use out of ATK lite. You can use 'Copy Keys' to transfer visibility and most other types of keys 1:1. That tool and similar tools can be found in the paid version.

Here's an overview of 'Copy Keys'

https://vimeo.com/64931758

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Andru Phoenix
ATK Developer

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