Designers need 3D skills, but still face obstacles obtaining and learning the tools and techniques of the trade. That’s where Mixamo comes in, according to Adobe, which acquired the seven-year-old San Francisco-based company earlier this week. Terms of the deal were not disclosed publicly.
Mixamo’s well established toolkit for creating 3D characters and animation will be integrated into Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite to assist designers who increasingly create interactive websites, game content, video, and 3D print projects. Adding Mixamo into the Adobe Creative Cloud mix, which also introduced 3D compositing and printing features last year, will provide immediate benefits by giving designers the ability to generate realistic 3D scenes and add motion to projects.
Mixamo’s royalty-free customizable library includes thousands of production-quality 3D models that can be easily rigged and animated, and now they can easily be incorporated into a Photoshop CC workflow. This step-by-step guide illustrates how a piece like the one below can be created using the Mixamo/Photoshop workflow (there is no word yet whether Mixamo will be integrated into After Effects, which seems like a no-brainer):