Mixamo, maker of technology that allows users to quickly and efficiently create motion-capture animation, just launched with $4 million from Granite Ventures and Keynote Ventures. Based in San Francisco, the company says it provides software that speeds up the process necessary to convert live-action footage into animation. For this reason, its target market is game developers.

With Mixamo, users can upload their characters and the program automatically animates them, it told VentureWire. This drops the cost of animation from about $100 per second to $35 per second.

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