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Thursday
Jun112009

CrazyTalk 6.0 - Higher realism for facial animation

CrazyTalk 6 is here and the most user-requested feature has arrived: Multiple talking characters for virtual conversations and a stage to direct it all in real-time. Many more great features detailed below and on the Reallusion website.

CrazyTalk 6.0 What's New: http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/default.asp

Dynamic Dialogue with Multi-character Editing Tracks * Multi-head setup is easy with fitting tools to identify up to 4 heads in any image. * Individual editing tracks for each character. * Transform and key-frame position. * Enhanced camera system with zooming in/out enables you to flexibly arrange the scene.

Enhanced Facial Mesh * The larger, full-hair mesh provides accurate fitting to make animation natural and realistic. * 3D Face Orientation setting enables precise fitting for slight head turns. * Auto Face Fitting adds another level of accuracy to the auto-fit engine.

Advanced Eye Settings * Match your design style with VividEye Templates – anime, animal, cartoon, comic, human. * 4 layers of VividEye Settings greatly increase the virtual eye realism – Eyeball, Optics, Eye Lashes, Eye Shadow. * EyeMagic adds cosmetic effects with various adjustable colors and lash sizes, style controls.

Performance & Output * Open GL hardware acceleration. * Direct output to YouTube. * Export for web use (Interactive Flash Avatar/Widget). Web Avatar - the interactive web host CrazyTalk6 PRO enhances actor creation, actor performance, and editing controls to deliver an elite set of facial animation tools to develop, direct and render videos for production or sharing online.

Friday
Jun052009

iClone eye-candy from Barca Lunar

O CHAMAMENTO PANFFARRÓNICO - The Panffarrounic call 3D
Barca Lunar's, "O Chamamento," has a message for you. Forget what you think you know about iClone 3. That's not meant to be taken as a jab, but an awakening. The visuals brought to life inside this movie are fantastic in every sense. The creatures are unlike anything I've seen yet in iClone and their presence, movement, vivid color and behavior will captivate you just as much as it has us. A truly stunning work. If this is a preview of what Barca Lunar is going to bring us from the world of iClone, then all I can say is, "Where's the popcorn?"

Wednesday
May272009

Berlin Wall Graffiti with CrazyTalk 6

Berlin Wall Graffiti Animation We are releasing CrazyTalk 6 in June and this is a movie I put together with the new multi-actor animation and pan and zoom camera features. The images are from photos I took when I visited the East Side Gallery of the Berlin Wall, known for it's graffiti.

Graffiti of the East Side Gallery brought to life with a poem by Alan Cook and animation with CrazyTalk 6. These are photos with some comic effect added and then imported into CrazyTalk where spoken word becomes animation. http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk

Monday
May182009

The Expedition, an iClone mystery movie from Anima Technica

The Expedition from Anima Technica on Vimeo.

Anima Technica is back again with another outstanding iClone movie, The Expedition. The character design, custom costumes, and big voice cast are among some of the notable accomplishments of, The Expedition. Gabe brings a great story to life inside iClone. From the creator: Father Corrigan disappeared in the jungles of Burma while researching ancient sanskrit texts. The renowned explorer James Cooper and a hero of the Zulu Wars, Captain Powell, embarked on a journey to find Father Corrigan. The expedition takes them from London to the dust and grime of Kolkata and the impenetrable jungles of Burma.

Tuesday
May122009

iClone & CrazyTalk collide in the actor's workshop

Natural Facial Performance content Pack FINAL
James Martin returns from a 2 month hiatus with a new series of training for iClone. This is some super noodle krinkling material and James raises the bar leaping into iClone as an avatar. From James: Guess who's back? That's right, your favorite insane iClone insider is back and with more goodies than ever to share with you, the iCloners of the world. Today's tip focuses on the new Acting Workshop, Natural Facial Performance content pack by Reallusion. Think of this adding this content pack to your library the same as adding the ability to apply instant emotion to your characters in any project in both iClone and CrazyTalk. Sound good? Learn how at www.iCloneTraining.com"
Tuesday
May122009

1st graders TEACH animation with CrazyTalk.

Shoal Creek Elem. School is preparing students for the age of Visual Computing with Reallusion's CrazyTalk.
These kids know what they're talking about when it comes to CrazyTalk. We were told that this class was doing a project in CrazyTalk and part of that was to film their own, 'How-to,' video. I would say that they got an A+. Really fantastic movie by the kids from Shoal Creek Elem. School. Megan Power, a teacher of Poway Unified School District (USA) said:"I was amazed at the energy and excitement the students had for this project once they realized they would be creating a movie using CrazyTalk. Their motivation jumped exponentially."
Sunday
May032009

Epic WWII Battle in iClone

CRONICAS DE UNA GUERRA
Norte43's recent entry into War & Peace. Epic battles! From the creator: "La estupidez humana no tiene limites ni fronteras HUMAN STUPIDITY HAS NO LIMITS OR BOUNDARIES Realizado con ICLONE, para el concurso WAR and PEACE Made with iClone, the competition for War and Peace Editado con VEGAS Published in VEGAS"
Friday
May012009

D is for Dead - iClone film by Zirkhel

iClone War & Peace - D for dead
Film submitted by Zirkhel for War & Peace contest. NIce execution of cel shading and WWII content. A very unique short-film and story. From the creator: "Be safe, and stop shooting."
Monday
Apr272009

Tune-in to iClone radio, tonight!

If you are using iClone or are interested in Machinima or animation, then you can't miss a second of the Wolf and Dulci hour on iClone Radio. Want to know more about iClone? Meet Dulci and Wolfzone, two iClone powerusers that have put together an informative and entertaining weekly iClone webcast. Listen live each week for topics on using iClone, hints & tips, filmmaker interviews and new film release discussion. There's also a super creative way to get free content each week from the show's producers. Join Dulci and Wolfzone for this week's episode tonight. Following is reposted from Dulci's blog: The show airs live Monday nights from 9pm-10pm CST. Live listeners in the chatroom will receive an exclusive parking lot freebie. Listeners not in the chatroom are welcome to Skype me (Dulcilicious) during the show for their link once we announce the content is available. If you download Week 4 after it's available, listen for the download code to email to Wolf for your copy of the freebie. The hot topic of tomorrow night's show is "I bought iclone - now what?". We will delve into how to get content into iclone so you can start making movies! This is in addition to our usual banter, and my favorite segment, Stump The Wolf! As always, Stump the Wolf questions and audio commercials can be submitted to dulcineatmo@gmail.com
Monday
Apr272009

Angels vs. Demons, a Capemedia short-film

Angels v Demons
Capemedia releases their latest iClone movie featuring the classic battle between good and evil. Colin's fight scenes are becoming a signature part of his films and the AvD movie again demonstrates his expertise in this genre. Combining visual effects, talented voice work, a great score and cinematography, Angels vs. Demons showcases great iClone techniques. From the creator: Since the beginning of time a war has raged in purgatory. Disclaimer This film does contain artistic nudity and so is given an 18 rating. Viewer's discretion will be required, please take this into consideration when viewing this film. Credits: Cast Paula Cooper - Demon Michelle Stephenson - Angel Music from Solemnis - Igor Dvorkin & Duncan Pittock www.audionetworkplc.com Video Co-Pilot Pro Scores Sound Design from Video Co-Pilot Designer Sound Effects www.videocopilot.net Soundeffects by www.audionetworkplc.com www.soundsnap.com Animated with iClone 3.2 www.reallusion.com Special Effects with Adobe After Effects CS4 Edited with Adobe Premiere CS4 www.adobe.com Sky footage from www.smallvideosoft.com Written and directed by Colin Cooper