iClone users worldwide create stunning animations that are often used in movie-making, commercial explainer videos, games, pre-visualizations and just about everything. And once in a while we stumble upon animated music videos that instantly make us smile. Some of these animations are created for professional projects while others are just created for fun. Either way, we would like to salute them by including them in our Top 5 Musical Animations for 2015!
Top 1. Roberto Colombo – Another day in Paradise (Phil Collins)
Rather than a movie, Roberto Colombo decided to plug himself into a beautiful 3D world where he portrayed the duality of life in a constant struggle for balance. Roberto recorded videos of himself against a green screen, chroma keyed them out and, thanks to iClone 6 Pro, brought them into Another Day in Paradise.
Reallusion participated at the grand annual CG event at Asia- SIGGRAPH ASIA 2015, held in Kobe, Japan on November 2nd-5th. Cristopher Chen, Vice President of Reallusion, as one of the founding director of the PREVISUALIZATION SOCIETY ASIA, lead a panel discussion in SIGGRAPH with the topic – “How to Develop PreVis in Asia?” with 4 other speakers on November 4th.
Previs is one of the most important techniques to support the film making process
iClone Character Creator is the new and exciting tool that iCloners everywhere are using to create unlimited combinations of body shapes, morphs, sizes and unique facial features. In the short time that it has been out, its no wonder why so many users are praising its huge potential for 3D animation, and video game development. Even media outlets have already started sharing their positive views on the tool.
“Using Character Creator you have 100% authority over body type, ethnicity and cosmetics.” ~ Microfilmmaker Magazine review
Based on this new excitement, the Reallusion social media team has been periodically running Facebook Mini Events to encourage users to use the tool to win software prizes. The September Mini Event ran with the Celebrity Creator contest, where users applied their best skills to create a celebrity look-alike character.
For October, we had a Halloween Monster Creator event that saw lots of great monster entries! Let’s take a look at some of those amazing contest submissions.
Pro-User Mark Bremmer’s take on iClone 6 – Award of Superiority from Microfilmmaker Magazine
Reviewer Mark Bremmer operates his own commercial studio for over 18 years, working with clients like Caterpillar, Colgate, Amana, Hormel Foods, Universal Studios Florida, and The History Channel; producing stills, digital mattes and animations. He also typically uses C4D, Vue and Lightwave for his TV or movie footage projects, along with Poser for human content.
His critique of iClone is from a pro-grade software user perspective, shinning some light on his views of iClone and why it won the Award of Superiority from MicroFilmmaker Magazine.
John C Martin Ⅱ shares his 8 tips on improving your game character animation flow
Creating game character animation ranges from the big finishing move all the way to Sonic tapping his toe. It takes a variety of character motions to fill the needs for games, but creating them is normally left to others due to lack of expertise or tools.
The iClone Animation Pipeline is an assortment of character creation and animation tools that are designed for any level of game developer. Build characters in iClone to quickly populate a game prototype or fine-tune a final character animation for the hero using the iClone MixMoves, motion puppet, HumanIK editing, facial animation and mocap tools. Lip-sync and Facial puppeteering tools are also included for a total character animation solution, with the lip-sync engine saving time by automatically syncing with imported or recorded audio. iClone has tools like motion puppet that makes basic human motions you are likely to need first-and most frequently-in a game(WASD).
Since last month’s surprise launch of the iClone Character Creator, iClone users have been amazed by this realistic, easy-to-use, creation tool. Prompting hundreds of amazing characters in just under one month by the creative hands of iCloners!
Based on this enthusiastic reception, the Reallusion social media team decide to promote a small online event on Facebook to encourage users to best create a celebrity look-alike character to share with the rest of the community.