Complete Integration of Craft Director Studio Editions for One Full Year at 75 Percent Discount.

Providing a risk-free opportunity for artists and studios to integrate next-generation toolsets into existing pipelines, Craft Animations today announces an Annual Licensing Program for Craft Director Studio (CDS) Complete, and all Special Edition Packages. By taking advantage of the Annual Licensing Program, users gain access to CDS’s premium interactive control and simulation of 3D cameras and vehicles for one full year at a 75 percent discount from original purchase pricing. This renewable offer serves as a highly cost-effective solution for complex animation processes.

“We realize that when it comes to creating an efficient production pipeline, our customers need a flexible, cost-effective solution,” says Deborah Lygonis, Craft Animations founder and CEO. “With our CDS Annual Licensing Program, artists, designers and production studios – operating on any budget – now have an opportunity to utilize our highly complex tools at a competitive price point for trial, specific project use or infinitely.”

Offering over 20 animation tools and six Special Edition bundles, CDS is based on cutting-edge research in autonomous control systems and extends creative possibilities by eliminating the time-consuming tasks of keyframing, scripting and rigging. This helps to significantly reduce animation production times, by up to 80 percent, for 3D animators, visual effects artists, product and architectural designers, game developers, and forensic specialists.

“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Craft Animations through their Annual Licensing Program,” notes Craig McDonald, CEO at Hooper Productions, who utilized CDS for a new Ford off-road campaign. “We were able to integrate a completely new toolset at a very minimal cost, and create a much more efficient and high-quality workflow. Our final results were stunning.”

Pricing and Availability:

Craft Animations’ renewable Annual Licensing Program, ranges from $246 USD to $1,248 USD, offering CDS Complete and Specialty Editions at a 75 percent savings from original prices for one year. Annual fees include Up2Date support and software upgrades. CDS Complete and the CDS Military Edition additionally include two hours of online training.

For further information, or to take advantage of the Craft Animations Annual Licensing Program, please visit