Xaitment and Mixamo team up

Xaitment and Mixamo team up
Michael French

By Michael French

September 13th 2009 at 7:17PM

AI tools and character animation firms aim to simplify video game character creation

German AI firm Xaitment has entered into a partnership with character animation company Mixamo in a bid to jointly create 'simpler and faster techniques for applying realistic AI and animations to game characters'.

The two companies will look to ensure that Xaitment’s xaitControl tool can seamlessly work with Mixamo’s character animations within any game development platform.

“We’re really excited to be working with Mixamo,” said Markus Schneider, executive vice president Americas and Asia of xaitment.

“Our focus has always been on simplifying the application of advanced artificial intelligence for game characters. By offering developers an extremely fast method of creating a vast range of realistic character movements, Mixamo complements our strategy perfectly. I look forward to blending our offerings and revolutionizing the way designers and artists create animations for their games.”

Nazim Kareemi, CEO and co-founder of Mixamo added: "Our joint partnership presents a very compelling opportunity for game developers to use xaitControl to drive Mixamo's high-quality character animations. Our vision at Mixamo is to simplify 3D character animation for game developers. The relationship with xaitment brings us closer to achieving this goal."