Community Announcements - Tyler
Hey Errbody!

We have a new blog post up on the Mixamo website detailing some of the planned updates for our products, we would love if you wanted to check it out here:


http://blog.mixamo.com/mixamo-roadmap-face-plus-now-free-and-a-focus-on-core-products-3d-animation-software


What’s Next for Fuse?

We continue working to improve Fuse, our 3D character creator. This week, Fuse character uploads will be pointed towards Mixamo 2.0, which will mean faster asset processing, no viewer plugin, and blendshape settings that are remembered by the website, minimizing the amount of time you will need to re-rig your character. Some rocking new features you can look for in Fuse 1.4 include:
  • Automatic hat and hair fitting - never worry about hat-hair again

  • Automatically generate multiple character mesh resolutions - polycounts for desktop and mobile, and automatic generation of the mid and low res versions for imported characters (as long as the UV templates are followed)
  • Soft mod tools for clothing and hair adjustments - get the perfect fit
There will definitely be more, but we just wanted to confirm the "for sure" items. We're also planning on adding a ton of medieval/fantasy content (most popular survey result). No definite release date set right now, but the smart money is on some time in June or the beginning of July.

Got a great idea that would make Fuse even more useful in your production pipeline? Drop us some suggestions on proposed features and content you want to see added!

\m/ Fuse on \m/
Community Announcements - Tyler
Friends, Fusers, Steam users! Lend me your ears!

Now available for free is an expansion for your Fuse library, the Brute Character Pack!

The Pack includes Brute character assets and 2 presets for Orc and Troll characters.



There's been some great work being done on the next version of Fuse, but in the meantime we wanted to make sure you still got some fresh content.

Build your berserker army and crush your enemies to dust!
Community Announcements - Tyler
Holy cow! Fuse is in a Steam Winter Community Choice Sale with a 66% discount for the next 24 hours!!!
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Thank you for participating in some game dev digital democracy, and even though Fuse didn't get the big vote, it's still got a discount boost!

For Eternal Glory!

Nov 6, 2014
Community Announcements - charlespina
Today I’m happy to share all the new features and content we’ve been working hard to get into the newest version of Fuse. We're excited to see how you use the new toon, aged and teenager character meshes and all the military/operational clothing content you’ve been asking for to create the unique characters you need. There are also a few other surprises in store for this release.

New Download Types for Garry’s Mod and Source Filmmaker

Today marks a full year of Fuse being available as a standalone application available on Steam.

To celebrate our Steam-a-versary we made it easier to get your unique Fuse character into the popular Source engine applications, Garry's Mod and Source Filmmaker. Now when you create a 3D character with Fuse and Auto-Rig it on Mixamo, you have the option to download it as a ragdoll for Gmod or a character and animation for SFM.

Now you can download Fuse characters to use in Gmod or SFM

Tutorials to guide the way

Need some guidance on how to work with the new download types? Click on the links below for the specific tutorial you need. And don't be shy about exploring the new Mixamo Community where you can find all the documentation, forums and support you need for all things Mixamo.


A Special Thanks

Thank you to our SFM guru community activists for helping us understand the SFM import process: Casey Billadeau, Grigory Revzin, Pte Jack, and Daniel Barreiro. Without these guys, the download type for SFM would not be possible!


What Else is New in Fuse 1.3?

What did our Fuse survey tell us that you wanted to see more of? Why, cartooney characters, aged characters and more realistic teenage characters of course!

  • Toons, aliens and combat-ready 3D characters are yours to create in Fuse 1.3
  • The full list of new features and content in Fuse v1.3!:
  • New Toon, Aged, and Teen character content- No more generational gaps!
  • New Military and Occupational Content - Doctors, Police Officers, Firefighters... build your virtual city from the ground up!
  • Reference Image Planes - Import an image to use a reference while you are creating your custom character
  • Asynchronous Substance Loading - Allows you to more quickly construct your character and add clothing while the substances are rendered in the background
  • Retopologized Characters with higher quality edge loops and face definition
  • Dynamic Cloth Wear - Updated substance parameters allow you to weather raised edges of your character's clothing
  • Better selection visibility - previous bounding boxes are now form-fitting highlights around a selected object
  • 10 New Substances!

So there you have it, folks. Another launch of Fuse, one year older and a whole lot smarter. We hope its everything you wanted and more. If you have comments or want to vote for what you’d like to see in Fuse, head on over to the Mixamo Community and chime in on the Fuse Ideas Forum.

And stay tuned for the next release of Fuse sometime in early 2015. We’ll be unveiling some very exciting additions to the Fuse ecosystem.

In the meantime, Happy Fusing!
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Community Announcements - Tyler
Hi Community!

So after a couple months of work, pouring over data, and collaboration with pricing professionals, we (Mixamo) have rolled out a new pricing model on our site (http://www.mixamo.com) prioritizing accessibility for developers and artists at all levels.

Here's the skinny:
  • Assets are a simple, flat rate. A la carte pay per use costs are reduced across the board.

  • Three tiers of plans to choose from. In addition to All Access, we are now offering Starter and Indie plans at price points that appeal to a wider range of users.

  • More flexibility. You can pay per use, choose a month-to-month plan or pay for a year up front and get 2 months free and be able to download all the animations allotted at that level right away.

More info:
http://www.cgrecord.net/2014/08/mixamo-launches-new-more-affordable.html?m=1

http://blog.mixamo.com/more-mixamo-plans-for-all

https://www.mixamo.com/pricing

What does this mean for Fuse on Steam?! Well that depends on what you want it to mean! The Fuse you know and love isn't going anywhere, and we're going to keep adding content and features with updates like always. The new Mixamo pricing plans can enhance your workflow by adding flexibility to our products to fit your development needs as they arise.

You'll notice the $50/mo Indie plan includes Fuse. But why would we still list the Steam version at $100 you might say? Shenanigans you might say?? The Steam version gets automatic updates foreva, while the standalone Fuse is stuck at the version that was available while the plan was active, and so far we've updated Fuse 5 times, so hooray that! You gets the Fuse FOREVA! And most of you bought Fuse when it was on sale anyway ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Happy to answer any and all questions and and field any and all feedback. Fuse on! \m/
Community Announcements - Tyler
Hey Community!

Fuse 1.2 is out and it is quite a looker! The Skin substance was completely overhauled, resulting in 2k skin textures, higher quality details, and 3x the previous number of skin customizing options.

ALSO! Facial Animation Blendshapes. It's a real thing. Upload your character to Mixamo to be autorigged. Enable facial blendshapes. Download your character. BAM. You have facial blendshapes. 50 of them, to the face. 'nuff said.

The new jams in v1.2!:
  • Virtual Assets - Create character and clothing presets, customize your library! Make a character, hit the Star button at the top, and watch as that character is turned into a Fusible asset!
  • 2k Skin Textures - Hi-res for your pleasure! By default textures are set to 1k for speed, enable 2k in the substance menu
  • Advanced Skin Substance - Increased quality and 3x the number of customization options! Get crazy!
  • Realistic lighting and PBR shading - Just makes stuff look so dang good
  • Facial Animation Blendshapes - Call us crazy, but this seemed like a win-win...winwinwin. When you upload your character to Mixamo to be Autorigged, you can now have 50 facial animation blendshapes generated automatically!
  • 17 New Substances! Metal and Leather armors, new fabrics

Treat yo' self!

-T
Community Announcements - Tyler
Hey everybody!

We made the Basic Locomotion animation pack on our site FREE. Cause you're good enough, you're smart enough, and doggone it, we like you!

Upload your Fuse character then pick up the animation pack here:
https://www.mixamo.com/motions

Get your game moving you crazy kids you!
Community Announcements - Tyler
Hey Community!

Fuse's biggest update yet is rolling out, and it is some next-level stuff:

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New in v1.1!:
  • Face and Body customization! Customize your character with over 280 possible adjustment shapes. You can click and drag on UI controllers or use old-school sliders in a new workspace, "Customize", up to you!
  • Face and Body customization for imported characters! Yup! If you import a character that is based on the Fuse template or has matching UVs, those 280 customization shapes will be generated automatically!
  • Now you can search your content library!
  • Better scaling options! Old scaling sucked! We're sorry about that! It's way better now!
  • Texture packing options to reduce the total maps created on export and output a 2k or 4k map!
  • Instant color picker! Now selecting colors gives instant feedback on the character!
  • Add a full set of matching body parts with a new right-click menu, or shift+click!
  • 30 New pieces of content, including Fantasy items, alpha mustaches, and beards
  • Exclamation point!

And it's available now! Check out the Character Customization in action: http://store.steampowered.com/video/257400

Your copy of Fuse should update automatically in your Steam client (like pretty much everything else). Tell your friends! Fuse is going on sale tomorrow (May 29th) at 10am to celebrate!

-T



Community Announcements - Tyler
Feature Adjustments! (character customization)
Texture Packing! (one unified set of maps on export)
Content Filtering!


This thread is for any Fuse user interested in helping us test out the next set of features before releasing. We are going to put up a new beta build soon (end of this week or early next) and are looking for feedback and to find any major bugs we may have missed.

Private Steam Groups are friend-invite only, so anyone who volunteers will get a friend request from one of the devs. Accept it and then we can invite you into the beta group. Just post a comment here and we'll get started.

Go here to get the hook-up!
http://steamcommunity.com/app/257400/discussions/0/540741131017359522/
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