Animators Tool Kit (ATK)

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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artkitekt's picture

Thank you for the kind

Thank you for the kind remarks, Carlos! You have an incredible body of work. We're psyched ATK may be helping you out :) If you have ideas or want to keep up with the latest please join our forum: http://forums.animatorstoolkit.com/

Andru Phoenix
ATK Developer

artkitekt's picture

Technical Support

Hey Neil,

We're not aware of any slow down, so far. What tools do you mostly use? If there is consistent slowdown on behalf of ATK I'm very curious, because I want to get you running smoothly and this thing bullet proof! Please let us know. Please email us directly at info@animatorstoolkit.com or at our support forum http://forums.animatorstoolkit.com/viewforum.php?f=9

Thanks!

Andru Phoenix
ATK Developer

neilg's picture

recent slowdown

Hi!

I've been using this for about a week fine (lots of copy keys/shift - nothing too complex)
But as of a few hours ago i'm getting serious slowdown whenever the script is open. When I open it it takes around 15 seconds, adding an object to copy keys locks up for the same, panning around the viewport with the script open locks up every couple of minutes...
Didnt have this problem at all until earlier and after a restart it's still doing it in new scene with just a box in.
Any ideas? does the script write a history of what it's done I can clean up or something? it's kinda weird.

Other than this issue significantly slowing progress down, I love this tool and it's nothing short of essential. Keep up the good work :)

caeroa's picture

Amazing

Bought it!!! :)
Just what I was looking for.
Thanks ATK.

Carlos Escobar
escobarte.com
distred@gmail.com

Carlos A. Escobar

http://www.escobarte.com

titane357's picture

what kind of problem can I

what kind of problem can I have using a design version of max ?

artkitekt's picture

3DS Max Design Compatibility

Titane357, we do not yet officially suport the "Design" version of 3DS Max, however if applicable you may want to try the latest version of ATK which has better compatibility for our users in China.

Andru Phoenix
ATK Developer

artkitekt's picture

Thanks, MrDuke. It's good to

Thanks, MrDuke. It's good to know that ATK is serving you well :)

Andru Phoenix
ATK Developer

titane357's picture

yes.. I missed something or

yes.. I missed something or it didn't works with max design ?

JokerMartini's picture

3ds Max Design?

3ds Max Design?

John Martini
Digital Artist
http://www.JokerMartini.com (new site)

titane357's picture

Hello, any news for design ?

Hello, any news for design ?

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