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FAQ

General

What is Botszy ?

Botszy is physical character rigging software, set to revolutionize the audiovisual, animatronics and robotics industries.

The demands made on physical creatures have changed. Our mission is to provide tools to power the next generation of Creature FX, with a single application that improves upon the best of digital and physical workflows, to fulfil the needs of physical animatronic specialists and VFX operators.

Our vision is a bidirectional connection between digital platforms and physical equipments, allowing users to control a real-world character from a digital platform and vice versa.

What is not Botszy for ?

This a creative tool intended to improve your creature's performance. The software and controlled creatures should always be run under supervision and with all necessary safety measures in place.

⚠ You need some knowledge and experience of the mechanics and electronics involved in thecreation of animatronic creatures. If you don't have any previous experience using mechanical or electronics elements, don't use Botszy.

⚠ Botszy should never be used in applications that may be dangerous for people or things. This software is not intended for any other uses outside of the performance of physical creatures.

What is the Bostzy plans for future ?

Bostzy is part of an ambitious vision to integrate digital processes into the physical creature workflow. This includes the creation of software tools to aid in the creation and control the creatures, and connections to animation tools commonly used in digital VFX.

You can see our public roadmap here.

Open beta

What is a open beta ?

An open beta is a version of the software that has gone through a process of internal testing and development. The main features planned for this version are complete and the software is now considered ready to be tested by the public.

We need your help during this period to test all the features and send us the feedback. As a thankyou for your help, you will be one of the first to have access to all the new features and be part of a great community of creature creators.

How I can apply for a copy ?

The open beta is available to anyone and is completely free, just click here to download and activate the software.

How I can send feedback ?

To send us feedback you can join to the Bostzy community on our Discord server. You can also follow us on any of our social media channels:

Or write us an email via our contact form.

When will the software be commercially available?

The software will be commercially available in the first quarter of 2022. The price has yet to be determined.

What are the permitted uses ?

The open beta is limited to non-commercial and testing purposes, commercial usage is strictly prohibited. Please see our software EULA for more details about the license.

Installation

What do I need to use Botszy ?

The software requirements for using Botszy are as follows:

How do I install the software ?

The first time the software is executed it will require an on-line activation. This process is completely automatic and only take a couple of seconds, this procedure links your local machine with a temporary software activation. This process is anonymous, we only store a random number that identifies your machine.

Can i use Botszy without a hardware controller?

Yes, you can use Botszy as a software only application, however you will only be able to see the channel outputs. In the future we plan to make it possible to use a 3D view of the rig to use the software independently of the physical creatures.

Hardware

How do I setup my controller board?

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My Joystick controller is not working

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