"Looking for a great mocap-friendly, animation software? Look no further as Reallusion gives you iClone5!" - KinectHacks.com
This year's Siggraph expo held in Vancouver, B.C. August 9-11 was another CG overload with no shortage of innovation from Reallusion, Nvidia, Intel and Lucasfilm. Reallusion and Animation Magazine's booth #244 gave visitors a chance to test-drive the iClone5 motion capture and real-time animation with Kinect. Reallusion's John Martin was there to demo the new featueres of iClone5 including Kinect mo-cap, Human IK Animation, Physics, Actor customization and virtual actor performance. Studio professionals working on feature films, as well as educators teaching 3D and media arts found iClone5 and CrazyTalk Animator to be go-to tools for teaching animation, previz and just-in-time animation production in the studio.
Animator and iPhone app developer, Steven Elford,
"I work a 50+ hour week on studio animation projects so for my own personal projects I have very little time. CrazyTalk keeps things simple and quick meaning I can finish a scene in one sitting."
- Steven Elford, www.ZombiesDrule.com
Among the many students and industry professionals attending Siggraph we were delighted to see the original iClone filmmaker, Gabe aka AnimaTechnica. Gabe's shirt says it all! Along with gearing up for a new batch of films for iClone5, Gabe has launched a Kickstarter around his Nobbit series. He's also an organizer for the upcoming Silicon Valley Film Festival. Submit a film!
One of Reallusion's most popular content producers and community contibutors also paid a visit to the booth to get the low-down on iClone5. Guy aka BigBoss took a play-by-play account of what's in iClone5 from the show demo and put it all in nice show diary. Check out BigBoss' diary here.
Power-users Chris, Missy & Mike