3D Software Clip Studio Action Adds Vocaloid Gumi in Update

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Users can animate Gumi with Kinect motion capture, drag-and-drop interface

The newest version of Clip Studio Action, a 3D animation and modeling program from anime and manga creation software company Celsys, debuted on April 10.

Clip Studio Action allows users to animate 3D models through a simple, drag and drop interface. The newest update to version 1.0.2 includes a free model of popular Vocaloid character Gumi, designed by manga artist Masami Yuuki, as well as editable music and motion data. The model also supports motion capture via Kinect for Windows, as well as FCurve for detailed editing.

The download edition of Clip Studio Action retails for 25,000 yen (about US$251). A monthly subscription version can be purchased for 1,000 yen (US$10) per month. A full-featured, one-month free trial is also available.

Gumi debuted in 2009 as the public face of Megpoid, the vocal synthesis software that samples popular voice actress Megumi Nakajima. The free software MikuMikuDance also began supporting the Kinect for real-time motion capture in 2010. Both MikuMikuDance and its de facto successor MikuMikuMoving have Gumi models available.


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