CG character animation tools haven’t changed that much since the late 1990s. Sure, there have been incremental improvements in rigging technology, but by and large animation tools are still clumsy, awkward, and slow.
At Notional Pipe, we believe that animation tools can, and should, be better. We’re dedicated to creating tools that make animation production faster, easier, and more expressive for animators—all of which translates into a higher quality product and happier artists. Solving the big problems of animation production starts with rigging, so our first product, Contour Rig Tools, introduces an innovative spline-based rigging system.