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Anima - Upgrade

Anima - Upgrade

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Content 100+ Characters and Motions

Plugins 3ds Max, Maya, C4D, UE4

New WYSIWYG editor, that makes simulation even more simple.

License Type

Annual License.

License in perpetuity for 1 Workstation + 3 Render Nodes & Free Upgrades for 1 year

Support Included

Priority Service 


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The world of crowd simulation has been given new life with the release of Anima 4.0. This is a major step towards a new way of creating even more realistic and life-like experiences. The software has been greatly improved since version 3.5 to be the best and fastest option on the market that focuses on a single goal: no fancy features, simpler and more consistent workflow, and at the same time affordable. To achieve this, a new and innovative way of capturing real people in motion has been designed, supported by a new algorithm for animation data compression. A great effort has also been made to improve the overall usability of anima by making it even more compatible with industry standards.

anima® 4 Release Reel from AXYZ design on Vimeo.

Anima Upgrade is a completely new version of Anima, rewritten from scratch and better than ever.





Models using your usual 3D tool and export geometries to anima using standard 3D formats such as .obj, .fbx, .dae anima 3.0 is your all-in-one population tool. Add life to your 3D visualization projects instantly with Metropoly Rigged and Ready-Posed 3D Human Characters.  Anima 3.0 supports the best renderers in the industry. You can simply export or load your anima scenes with the help of native 3ds Max and Cinema plugins and FBX, Collada & V-Ray Scene exporters. Forget about material conversions and texture optimizations. Anima does everything for you to output images or animations using Metropoly Rigged, Ready-Posed or any custom assets. 

Still Renders and Animations - Add life to your Archviz or any other visualization project! Anima® brings up a toolset to easily populate your still renderings and animation videos using our 3D Scanned Metropoly Ready-Posed and Rigged 3D Human models.


Photoreal Crowds at the Click of a Button - Anima® uses the same high quality 3D people found in our Metropoly collections, so there’s no need to compromise on quality. Our actors are driven by real mocap data and a sophisticated AI engine with automatic procedural motion to achieve super-realistic crowd animations.


Ramps, Stairs, Escalators, Moving Walkways - With its easy-to-use motion editing tools, Anima enables you to create actors that walk, run, navigate slopes, ride escalators, tackle moving walkways and climb stairs realistically. Whatever your scene’s topology, you can add crowd animated characters that explore every corner.


Irregular Terrain - Thanks to Anima's adaptive placement, area and walkway tools, crowd actors can walk, run and stand on nearly any surface. Just define an area and the actors are projected onto the background geometry. Press play and animations adapt automatically to the terrain for flawless integration.


Characters That Stand, Sit, Cheer and More - Fill scenes with standing and seated characters using an extensive range of animations, or import more from 3rd party sources. Characters can move from walkways to fixed areas to socialise.


Your Own Characters and Motions - Users are not limited to the bundled content. Using Anima’s crowd editing tools it’s easy to import and use 3rd party rigged characters and motion capture data.


NATIVE PLUGINS FOR 3DS MAX, CINEMA 4D & UNREAL ENGINE! - Work seamlessly with your favorite 3D modeling and rendering tool within a few clicks. Our native plugins will import, manage and optimize textures and meshes while applying ready-to-render materials in just seconds!


TOP INDUSTRY STANDARD EXPORTERS - Import sophisticated and complex crowd animations with ease in your favorite 3D modeling through FBX, OpenCollada or V-Ray Scene formats  with our built-in exporter!


EXPLORE REAL-TIME WITH UNREAL ENGINE! - Create mind-blowing unreal immersive experiences populated with realistic animated characters and discover human scale perception as you never did before!


C++ API TOOLSET - This API offers the most powerful C++ toolset. No external libraries are required. It is the right choice if you want to create connection plugins to visualize anima® scenes in third party applications!


Feature Highlights

New Unreal Plugin

Anima is now the first population tool available for Epic Unreal Engine, 3ds Max and Cinema 4D to help 3D professionals bring hundreds of realistic 3D characters into their scenes.

Artist Friendly

Anima 2's brand new WYSIWYG editor makes crow simulation simple. It's as easy as importing a background mode, drawing a path, adding actors and hitting play.

Rapid Scene Population

Whether a project requires one thousand characters or just one, Anima can spawn and simulate crowds of any size, adding subtle variations for incredibly realistic animations

Walkway Tools

New Walkway tools for walking, running and locomotion animations with advanced settings for distribution, spacing, direction, clustering, and changing path width at any point.

Obstacles and Traffic Lights

Actors interact with your environments using obstacle areas that characters avoid to navigate around objects. Control actors by stopping and starting them using traffic lights.

No Need for Post Production

Save time in post production!Anima's 3D characters look great from every angle and interact with the lighting and shaders in a scene to create accurate shadows, reflections, motion blur, depth of field, and color balance.

Motion and Pose Editor

Fine-tune Actors and Motions with the visual pose editor, featuring the ability to adjust the rotation of every joint. Process, edit and loop motions using easy-to-understand tools.

Realistic Interaction

Anima creates natural looking crowd simulations using a sophisticated AI simulation brain to anticipate collisions between actors and blend flawlessly between motion clips

Complete Control

Precise control is possible when it is needed. Each actor's position, geometry, color, motion and more is fully editable for complete control to direct the perfect animation.

3d App Support

Anima comes with native import plugins for Autodesk 3ds Max® and Maxon CINEMA 4D®.

Ready-to-run content

Anima comes with a wide selection of ready-to-run 3d human characters and motions to start populating you projects in seconds. Besides, more content can be purchased directly from the integrated asset store.

Anima has been designed to run on a wide range of hardware and software configurations, although performance levels will vary depending on the processing speed, graphics card and memory of the system.

To use Anima with Metropoly Rigged models, the full version removes all limitations.
Intel® i5 or AMD FX processor or better.
Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 64 bit.
4GB of RAM (8 GB recommended).
10 GB of available hard-disk space.
DirectX® 10 or OpenGL® capable graphics card (1gb or higher video card memory).
A one time internet connection is necessary to complete software activation.

3ds Max Plugin Requirements

Anima plugins support 3ds Max 2011 – 2020 and 3ds Max Design 2011 – 2020 64 bit.

Cinema 4D requirements

Anima plugins support Cinema 4D  R15 - R21 64 bit.

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