Craft Director Studio

Skip the grunt work, focus on the art.

With this 3d animation plugin, you simply rig a model and start “driving” cars, vehicles and aircraft through 3D environments. Adjust variables like suspension and add camera effects to achieve the exact look and feel you’re after.

Available for Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Maya® on Windows 64-bit or Linux 64-bit.

Including 1 week free professional subscription trial.

Natural animations automatically

The Craft Director Studio plugin was built to solve an old problem in animation: that hours and hours needed to be spent simply to make a vehicle roll forward and turn. Never mind animating all the subtle impacts of real-life driving, like a slight body shake over a bump.

Instead of endlessly keyframing, scripting, and creating custom animation rigs, animation teams and professionals can spend that time fine-tuning the realism of their scenes.

Striking camera effects

Give your scenes special impact with a wide array of camera effects to choose from and combine. “Humanize” cameras with subtle shakes, use SphereCam to simulate epic camera angles, get precise using Spline Speed Controller, and so on and so forth!

Key Benefits

A 3D animation tool sandbox that’s intuitive to use and eliminates weeks’ worth of rigging and keyframing. 

Amazing animations

Create natural, dynamic animations with that little extra.

Real-time feedback

Animations and keyframes are created in real-time which means you get instant results, providing better movement exactly as envisioned by a producer or director.

Quick productions

Animate cars, trucks, vehicles and cameras in a fraction of the time.

Endless possibilities

Combine the 41 tools in various ways to create the animation rig that fits your needs.

A go-to solution

Craft Director Studio is used by a wide variety of businesses across a broad spectrum of projects.

Film & VFX

Animate like the best of them. Craft Director Studio plugin is used by some of the most famous animation and visual effects studios around the world to create natural, compelling 3d motion in movies.

Product Visualization

Save time and money by visualizing your product without the need to build it in real life. Our plug-in is frequently used by car and truck manufacturers to demonstrate new products and bring concepts to life.


Re-create incidents in 3D to prove a case. Rather than distracting with stiff, artificial-looking animations, more natural motion directs focus to the actual event.

Game Dev

Enhance in-game animations and cinematics with dynamic and life-like animations, creating that wow factor in your games at a minimal cost.


Introduce real-life movement to architectural environments, enhancing the animation realism of buildings and landscapes.


Focus on making the key points in your demonstration / training and let Craft Director Studio plugin take care of making your animation true-to-life.

Customer Videos / Demos




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Dig deeper

Learn more about how to use Craft Director Studio through our tutorials, user cases and customer support.


Watch the different tools at work and get going with your project. 

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Customer Stories

See how teams have used our animation plugin to achieve stunning finished products.

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Get answers to common questions, and reach out to us if you need help. 

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System requirements

Windows 64-bit

Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2018 to 2024
Autodesk® Maya® 2018 to 2024
Microsoft Windows 7 (SP1) or higher operating system

Linux 64-bit

Autodesk® Maya® 2018 to 2023.
Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOS7 och Manjaro (can function on other versions as well)

Recommended hardware

64-bit system with 8Gb of RAM or better

Recommended input devices

Gamepad with dual analog sticks (i.e. Microsoft Xbox Controller)
Optional: Joystick with buttons for Helicopter, Airplane and Airplane Extended

Test it for free

Before you buy, we want you to feel confident that this is the plug-in for you.

When you download the Free version, you get a one-week trial of the (paid) professional tools.
If you have issues or need additional time to test these out, contact us!

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Pricing Plans

Plans for professionals, teams and casual animators.