For Maya 2022+ please upgrade to Pathfinder v1.9 or above which is compatible with Python 3.
Pathfinder Studio Edition is an Autodesk Maya tool that allows animators to retarget their animation into a path. Currently being used by high end studios like Image Engine, Scanline VFX, Rodeo FX, Ghost VFX, Double Negative and more.
Lightwave and easy to set up, this tool is much more powerful than the inbuilt Maya’s Motion Path tool. Pathfinder delivers a final result with no foot sliding and preserving it as intact as possible.
- No foot sliding.
- Easy to setup.
- Easy to delete at any point without damaging the animation.
- Easy to bake into a different layer.
- Results are in real time.
- Limited animation layer support to blend cycles (Studio Edition only at the moment).
Why buy Studio Edition instead of Home Edition?
Pathfinder Home Edition comes encrypted, not providing the source code with the purchase. Studio Edition on the other hand, provides the full source code to the buyer, allowing them to modify it and shape it to fit their pipeline. For example, if the rigs in the studio are standardized, Pathfinder can be adapted to detect certain controls within the rigs, saving setup time for animators.
Another advantage is that the Studio Edition provides the studio with unlimited licenses. As the animation team grows, there is no need to purchase more individual licenses. Instead, the studio will have unlimited licenses at all times. The studio is also allowed to share the tool within all their facilities if they have several branches over the world.
We understand that some studios are way below 45 animators and that it makes more sense to buy a few licenses only. We are open to negotiate the price of our Studio Edition. We can assure this tool will be a great time saver for animators!
License information (EULA)
PathFinder Studio Edition provides the buyer with the source code of the Pathfinder tool. This tool provides animators with a powerful retargeting system that allows modifying an animation through a path, with friendly UI and controls.
Through this purchase, the studio is allowed to:
– Modify (add or delete lines) the source code to adapt it to the studio pipeline.
– Distribute unlimited amount of licenses for their animation team.
– Use the tool for the studio’s lifetime.
The original developer of this tool may not be able to provide full support after the studio modifies the tool.
All software included in this source code license agreement as well as all documentation included with said software is provided in an “as is” condition.
The Licensee shall be granted a 72 hour period after initial access is granted. During this period, the Licensee may report any errors, missing features, or other issues related to the source code.
This initial inspection shall be performed with the source code in its original state though a testing license. Any modification or other alteration of the source code shall constitute acceptance of the Software by the Licensee.
The Software Provider agrees to correct any such errors in a timely manner, after which the Licensee shall accept the source code for use pursuant to the terms of this agreement.
The Software Provider makes no guarantee as to the source code’s performance once it has been accepted and modified by the Licensee.
Under no circumstances will either party or their representatives be liable to each other for any incidental, consequential, or indirect damages including but not limited to lost or damaged data, revenue loss, economic loss, or commercial loss arising out of a breach of any terms and conditions set forth in this source code license agreement.
This limitation of liability shall apply regardless of if the alleged breach is a fundamental breach or fundamental term.