Editors' reviewDesigned to assist in the creation of animated characters, this application provides a nice set of tools, despite its less-than-desirable trial limitation. The tabbed interface couldn't be described as elegant, but it will make sense to even novice designers. After selecting from character categories such as fantasy, female, male, and insect, you choose different body parts, such as face, ears, thighs, nose, and fingers, The ability to adjust any body part along its X, Y, and Z parameters helps you further customize your character, and creatures can be viewed in smooth, flat, or wireframe modes. However, the demo not only limits the available body parts, but it also won't let you export your designs. Considering this program's rather steep $295 price tag, prospective buyers may wish for more robust trial functionality. Creature Creator best suits video-game designers and junior animators.
Creature Creator Pro saves time and money for game developers. It lets you assemble creatures and humans from a predefined library of more than 500 body parts within minutes--or seconds, if you're using the random button. You can export your creations to all 3D software in 3DS, DXF, or OBJ format.