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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dsp_418's picture

Question about registration

How does the registration work?
If I'm not mistaken the process goes through Paypal. What's the next step?

Thanks.

artkitekt's picture

Technical Support

Jason,

Drag & drop ATK to a toolbar from:
Customize User Interface > Toolbars > Category > ATK

Andru Phoenix
ATK Developer

jason0516's picture

How to install?

How to install? Help me!! thanks!!

I installed.but Where to open the ATK??

artkitekt's picture

Technical Support

Jason,

We apologize for the inconvenience. That error means MAXSscripts do not have permission to create folders. Try this:

Launch MAX in administrator mode by right-clicking your shortcut and choosing 'Run as administrator'. Once MAX is open, use 'MAXScript > Run Script' to launch the installer.

Please contact us [email protected] if you have further issue and we will work with you until it is resolved. Thank you.

Andru Phoenix
ATK Developer

jason0516's picture

Error !!

I installed an error!    (How to install???)

artkitekt's picture

Version 1.002 Released

Version 1.002 Released

Bug Fixes:
Copy Keys to Script rotation offset fix.
Auto Updater delayed by 1 second.
Auto Update fixed.

Andru Phoenix
ATK Developer

artkitekt's picture

Thanks Max & DSP! Be on the

Thanks Max & DSP! Be on the lookout for new features in the near future :)

Andru Phoenix
ATK Developer

dsp_418's picture

This looks awesome! Great job

This looks awesome!

Great job guys, keep up the good work.

JokerMartini's picture

We wanted to make sure there

We wanted to make sure there was a good support system for a tool we devoted so much time to, as we continue to develop it as well.

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

maxnix's picture

Nice Job!

Great script, and sets a very high standard for implementation of the install, registration and documentation!

Max Ehrlich

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