Expansion Packs are theme-based collections of objects,
costumed characters, sets, relationships and poses for your FrameForge Library.
When you choose the Premium Option on any FrameForge Edition, you will receive all of the six expansion packs listed below, instantly expanding the range and specificity of your storyboards, and by purchasing them
now, you'll save over $300 compared to buying them later
All the Expansion Packs (except the Stock Sets and Reel Faces) contain the program's thirty-two standard adult actors in
theme-specific clothing or uniforms, capable of full expressions, body and facial morphs and aging.
Reel Faces Pack
Adds 250+ new Actors in five ethnicities (Asian, Black, Caucasian,
Hispanic and Middle Eastern) all created from photographs of real
The Reel Faces Expansion Pack gives your previsualizations more
life and authenticity with Reel Faces on your actors.
This Expansion pack consist of men and women--who can all be aged up
to 65 years old--along with teenagers of both sexes, all with a minimum
of at least 10 distinct faces in each age, sex and ethnicity. In addition,
this expansion pack gives all of your actors,
both the new Reel Faces actors and your existing ones, 11 new, more realistic
hair styles that make use of transparencies to give a much better appearance
of real hair along with over 13MB of optional hair colors and textures for
even more customization.
World Clothing Pack
Adds 83 new ethnic and period clothing styles covering Asia, Africa, the Middle East, India,
Latin America, Medieval Europe and the American West.
All costumes have a variety of accouterments and user options, including hats, jackets, footwear, facial hair for the
men, and over 350MB of Textures and decals, allowing you to make literally thousands of different looks.
In addition, there are appropriate bonus props and animals, including a camel, cows, a bull and snakes.
Emergency Response Pack
Adds over 200 high quality objects, set pieces and actors covering the area of Fire Departments, Hospitals, Health and Safety.
It includes all thirty-two standard men and women in four ethnicities dressed as doctors, surgeons, nurses, EMTs, patients & corpses (both with openable chest
and brain cavities and removable organs) in addition to firefighters in tan and black uniforms (each of which also come as "clean" or "dirty"), and
hazmat specialists in four colors of hazmat suit.
NOTE: The Patient/Corpse actors are realistic and are supplied fully nude so they can be "opened up" to reveal their organs which can be removed.
All costumes have a variety of accouterments and user options, and there are props and equipment for anything ranging from major surgery to checking for radiation leaks.
Also included are fire and water spraying objects, a highly detailed and fully functional ladder fire truck, pump truck, and both fire and hospital ambulances with fully
detailed interiors. There are complete sets for a surgery, hospital room, morgue, waiting room, doctors office in addition to two types of exterior hospital buildings and
fire stations with openable doors and emergency room entrance.
Crime & Justice
Adds over 70 high quality objects and actors covering Police, Law Enforcement, Security,
the Media and the Justice System.
It includes all thirty-two standard men and women in four ethnicities dressed as judges, three kinds of police uniforms (
formal and motorcycle cop in addition to a beat cop in both long and short sleeves), offers cool new SWAT uniforms in six different camouflage and solid patterns,
and Masked Robbers/Terrorists in both standard street clothes and a para-military jumpsuit!
All costumes have a variety of accouterments and user options, and also included are a police car & motorcycle, SWAT van, a multitude of props for lawyers,
reporters, judges, courtrooms in addition to security related props such as safes, lock picks, security cameras, keypads and secret service-style earpieces and
hundreds of new relationships to make using these new objects a snap! Also included is a building suitable for a courtroom or police station, and three new sets:
Courtroom, Police "Bullpen" and Jail.
Military Expansion pack
Adds over 125 high quality objects and actors covering soldiers, vehicles & weapons of war,
such as tanks and aircraft, ranging from WWII to the present.
It includes all thirty-two standard men and women in four ethnicities dressed in everything from a casual pilots jacket through dress uniform, every day uniforms,
trench coats and and various field uniforms, all with a wide range of customization, textures and options.
Also included are a multi-truck with options ranging from troop carrying to flat-bed loading, a Jeep, configurable Humvee, numerous hand-weapons and explosion objects,
uniform accouterments like campaign ribbons, marine logos, and a wide variety of hats and dress swords. And of course, there are hundreds of new relationships for all of
these props, and all of the weapons have appropriate and optional muzzle flames...
Stock Sets Expansion pack
Unlike the other expansion packs, this one doesn't add any new actors or objects, but instead supplies you with 40 fully dressed sets.
Comprising twenty-four Interiors and sixteen Exteriors, these sets are suitable for immediate use as-is, or for adaptation to more specific locales.
These sets include: a Residential Basement, Bathroom, Bedrooms (adult, child, Baby), Dining Room, Living Room, a variety of corridors, Cafe, Diner, Restaurants,
Offices, Hotel Rooms, Urban Streets, Alleys, Inner City Basketball Court, City Streets with Bus Stops, Parks, Brownstones, Playground, Country Roads, Residential Streets and more...
All three Editions share a common interface and have a huge overlap in function and capabilities.
All three are extremely powerful, optically accurate 3D worlds in which you will previsualize your film, tv show, commercial or similar project.
All three can create striking imagery and help you sell your vision to investors, producers or other departments on the project.
And all three can help you solve problems before you get on set, improve communication between departments in ways you never thought possible, and save you time and money in a huge number of ways.
FrameForge® Previz Studio
enables you to work in an optically-accurate, Virtual Film Studio right in your computer.
This Virtual Film Studio can handle both interiors and exteriors with equal facility, allowing you to prep virtually any room, location or environment that your project demands.
Within this Virtual Film Studio you can:
Choose any aspect ratio
Mimic the optical properties of any camera
Optionally limit the camera to a zoom range or a prime set
Easily build and dress sets or locations
Add Actors and customize them to create real characters
Have your actors interact with any props and each other, often with only a single click
Add any number of virtual cameras to the set
Prepare shots as if you were actually on set or location, looking through the camera you’ll be shooting with
Furthermore, you’ll have full control over your camera’s Pan/Tilt, Dolly, Zoom, Roll and Crane through easy-to-use, on-screen throttle controls, or optionally using FrameForge’s Director Pad or any standard game pad.
So how do these three editions differ?
For a complete answer to that question, see our version comparison chart, but in short, while the Core Edition has a fully positionable sun and real-time shadows (as shown in the image above, which was created in the Core Version), only the Pro and Stereographic 3D versions allow you to add multiple lighting sources to a scene, including physical lighting fixtures, practical lights and free floating light sources.
And while all three editions allow you to optically match any camera in existence (now or in the future) from super 8 up to the latest IMAX® and HD marvels, it doesn’t have physical camera equipment, instead giving you free floating cameras. The Pro and Stereo editions, in contrast, have both free floating and physical cameras.
So, if you want to lay down dolly tracks or see if your equipment is going to fit into a tight corner without the end of a jib clipping a wall, you need to go Pro or Stereographic 3D.
Finally, as you probably guessed from the name, the Stereographic 3D edition adds the ability to prep shoots using stereographic rigs with the ability to view it in real-time stereographic 3D on-screen as you work using virtually any standard stereo display technology from anaglyph glasses with ANY screen, to side-by-side, checkerboard, alternating lines, or quad-buffered… and it even supports HD-SDI so you can drive a cinema projector real-time if you like. Use fully customizable 3D rigs, control your depth for your target screen size, and take control of the new medium that’s sweeping the face of the entertainment world.
FrameForge Previz Studio comes with well over 1,100 World-Ready™ Objects that the actors know how to interact with.
We call them World-Ready™ because they function like their real-world counterparts. If an object has something that opens, twists, lifts or otherwise moves, it almost definitely does in FrameForge. And almost all of them are extremely customizable, everything from changing the color of a couch to removing the top of a convertible.
And they are all accessible from a simple drag’n’drop library, giving you everything you need to build exteriors, homes, offices, whatever. Searchable by name and organized in over 100 different categories, this library includes 76 fully posable actors in four ethnicities. These actors range from babies, children, teenagers to adults, and the adults can be aged from 20 to 60 years old.
They are also fully customizable, with hundreds of combinations of clothing, hairstyles, facial and body morphs, you can make every actor a real character in your movie.
Wild Animals: Bear, Wolf and Deer & Elk (in both male & female)
Domestic Animals: Camel, Oxen, Cattle
Wild Animals: Snakes, including pythons
Clothing & Hair Options for Adults & Teenagers
18 hairstyles in 10 hair colors Over 5,000 different clothing combinations and 27MB of Clothing Textures & Decals
over 125 additional costumes for thousands of new combinations
49 additional sets
World-Ready Objects™ that know how to interact with one another
over 350 additional major objects
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But what if the object I need isn’t already in the FrameForge library?
We’ve got you covered.
Not only does FrameForge Previz Studio come with basic building blocks and hinges so you can create new objects directly in the program, but it can also import 3D objects saved in VRML, FBX (which is the standard export format for Maya®, 3DS Max® and many other 3D modeling programs), along with Sketchup® files, millions of which are freely available on the web (though the quality and usability of them can vary wildly).
Storyboards were invented back in the 1940s by Disney® to make their preproduction planning more useful…
But technology has moved on since then; nobody types on Underwoods, or edits on Moviolas, or even uses film much anymore…
So don’t you think it’s time you took advantages of the improvements FrameForge brings to the storyboarding process?
FrameForge Previz Studio is available for both Macintosh and Windows and comes with an iron-clad 30 day money-back guarantee.
Virtual Film Studio with visual Room Builder™ to create sets simply by "drawing them""
Optically Accurate Virtual Cameras that can match the capabilities of any camera and lens package, including focal primes
Over 1150 World-Ready™ Objects that know how to interact with actors and each other
Data-Rich Storyboards that show not only what the shot is, but also supply all the camera information needed to get it
General Scene Lighting with shadows and manual control over sun position and scene/key light brightness
Fully Reflective Mirrors both as standard mirror objects, but also on car mirrors, medicine cabinets and so on...
Physical Camera Equipment such as dollies, tripods, tracks, jibs, cranes, etc. all of which function just like their real-world counterparts
Multiple Different Camera Types on Set allowing you to have, as an example, a Red HD, a Super 16 and a Panavision Camera on the set, each with their own aspect ratio, focal length ranges and focal primes
Can place multiple lights on set with individual control of color and brightness
Air Transparency/Fog control, including the color and density of the fog
Auto-calculation of the Sun's Position based on the location of your shoot anywhere in the world, and your specified date & time
Ground Glass, including a variety of preset ground glasses and a visual Ground Glass designer so you can create any ground glass and optionally print it out on the storyboard frames
Equipment Reports, listing all of the physical camera equipment used to capture each shot, including number and length of dolly tracks
3D Rigs - both mirror rigs and side-by-side rigs, all of which can be fully customized to match the exact ranges/functioning of your real rig
Work Real-Time in Stereo 3D on virtually any projector or monitor. Supports anaglyph, side-by-side, checkerboard, interlaced, quad-buffered/page-flipped along with optional output to HD-SDI
Real-Time Multi-Rig Setups where one rig supplies the background and another one supplies the foreground
Auto-Rig Option which will set your rig parameters for you based on your allowable divergence, position of screen plane and distance to farthest object on set
Can Target any Screen Size from a smart phone to the largest IMAX®, and everywhere in between
FrameForge Version 3.5 is the fastest, most productive version of FrameForge Previz Studio, ever.
Which kind of explains why it won an Emmy.
So what was introduced in Version 3.5?
New, Faster Rendering Speed, which makes the program even more responsive and helps you to get more done in less time
Move much more naturallywith our all-newHumanTouch™ Tweeningthat adds subtle accelerations and decelerations to actor movement, turning motions that looked robotic in earlier versions into far more natural gestures.
Get your rooms into shapewith Version 3.5's new:
Auto-Sizing Ceilings and Floorsgive your rooms a finished look by automatically sizing themselves to fit any shaped room, and all you have to do is drop them in.
Curved Wallswith Windows and Doorsthat can be shaped to any curve you want, and which snap together with other curved and straight walls, making building hobbit holes or the Oval Office literally a snap to do.
Be more productive with your previs time by using Version 3.5's new:
Camera Targetswhich free you to spend more of your time creatively and less of it resetting cameras. They do so by letting you "lock" the target into any position you want in a camera's frame, and then regardless as to how you subsequently zoom, dolly or crane, the target will always remain exactly in that place in the frame. Perfect for dolly or tracking moves and a great time-saver even if you aren't doing animatics.
Full Screen Live View (Pro & Stereo Only) turns an external monitor into a full-screen workspace where there's literally nothing between you and your scene,
Seeing is believing. Watch the videos below to see these new features in action.
Automatic Stroll/Walk/Jog/Run during Tweening -- Make amazing animatics in minutes to really sell your vision. Where a tweened actor would previously have just slid across the floor, in Version 3.5 he or she will now stroll, walk, run or jog as needed to get them from point A to point B in the time allotted by that tween.
Additional details about the Automatic Stroll/Walk/Jog/Run during Tweening With FrameForge, you're always in full control and if the automatic walk doesn't do exactly
what you want, you can tailor it to get just the motion that your scene demands.
HumanTouch™ Tweening -- Now all your actor's movements will automatically be given a human touch to make them even more realistic in all your animatics. This new feature adds a subtle but substantive acceleration and deceleration to actor's tweened movement to make them look a lot more natural and less robotic.
Camera Targets -- Spend more time focusing on your imagery and vision and less time resetting your cameras. Just drop a Camera Target onto your set and it will lock the current camera to keep that target in exactly the same place in the frame when you crane, dolly or zoom. And that's not just the center of the frame, mind you, but anywhere in the frame you place it, the target will always remain in that portion of the frame making it an incredible time-saver for all kinds of shots.
While Camera Targets lock themselves into place in a frame, you're never locked in when you use them.
Once a camera is locked to a target, you can pan/tilt to set the Camera Target's position in the frame and then all subsequent camera moves--dolly, crane and zoom, will keep the target in exactly the same place in the frame.
You can temporarily disable or enable a camera target simply by double-clicking it.
Camera Targets are always automaticallymade invisible on all snapped and exported shots so you never have to worry about remembering to hide them.
All New Posing Controls --forget those difficult actors every director dreads... at least in FrameForge. Version 3.5's all new posting controls will get your actors posed just right, faster and easier than before.
With an all new Integrated On-Set Posing Panel, you can instantly start to pose any actor or hinged object with a single click on the Pose Control Orb,and the new Wheel-Style Posing Controls make you spend less time posing and more time focused on the real task at hand: creating the template for a fantastic film.
Improved On-Set Access to all Object Hinges -- Manipulate the hinges of any object on-set as easily as you can pose actors, with instant, on-set access to any object's hinges and sliders. It's as easy as Clicking and Dragging the Pose Control Orband it will pop-up all the available hinges for that object making it a snap to get them into exactly the position you want. (return to top)
Dozens of All New and Improved Poses and Relationships for Actors
Save even more time by selecting among the several dozen new and reorganized poses and relationships for men, women and teenagers.
New Auto-Sizing Floors and Ceilings -- Make your rooms look even more finished and real with the new auto-sizing ceilings and floors that automatically fit themselves to any shaped room. Give any room its own floor or ceiling, automatically shaped to that room, simply by dragging in the auto-sizing ceiling (shaped to room)or auto-sizing floor (shaped to room)objects and dropping it anywhere in the room.
NOTE: Video below shows both the new Auto-Sizing Floors & Ceilings along with the new Curved Walls.
Curved Walls -- now you can really think outside of the box... with the all new curved walls (including ones with doors and windows) that can be bent to any curve and which still snap together to other curved or straight walls.. While this is not yet implemented in Room Builder, they are easily added to any set and the full Room Builder integration will be a free update when available.
Better Lighting Fall-Off (Pro & Stereo Only) -- Make your imagery even more eye-catching with the new lighting fall-off feature. Rather than the sharp edges that Version 3.0 had for Spotlights, V3.5 implements a smoother, more realistic lighting fall-off. (return to top)
View and work Full Screen on an external monitor (Pro & Stereo Only)-- Work without any distractions in a full-screen Live View on an external monitor where there's nothing between you and your scene. You get all the power of the normal Live View but in a full screen working environment, letting you focus on your imagery and not the program.
Additional Capabilities of the Full Screen Second Monitor Function
If you drag any "monitor" from the row of monitors above the live view onto this full-screen Second Views, it will automatically select that view as the defined camera to show. Dragging the small Blueprint View (upper left) onto the Full Screen View will reset it to Auto-Camera Selection.
You can drag things directly from the object Library onto the Full Screen Live View.
If you bring the cursor to the bottom of the Full Screen View, a set of secondary camera controls will appear, allowing you to adjust framing without having to go back to the main view.
The Full Screen View otherwise functions exactly like the Live View in terms of manipulating objects on the set.
When you move the cursor OFF of the Full Screen View, all selection highlighting and Control Orbs are automatically hidden, and they'll be redisplayed when you move the cursor back onto it.
Printing & Exporting of Ground Glass (Pro & Stereo Only)-- you now have the option to have any Ground Glass be printed and exported along with each image, including in animatics, making it even easier to show your crew exactly what you want.
NOTE: The following movie also shows the optional side-by-side movie export where you can show not only what your desired images are, but how to make them. This is completely separatefrom the printing/exporting of ground glass and you can use the ground glass function with a normally exported movie.