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Monday
Nov172008

Reallusion on Facebook - Become a Fan!

We're exploring the world outside of Reallusion.com and I'd like to invite you to Become a Fan of Reallusion iClone & CrazyTalk on FaceBook. Become a Fan of iClone http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Reallusion-iClone/33560418007?ref=ts

Become a Fan of CrazyTalk http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Reallusion-CrazyTalk/44573903652?ref=ts

Join the Reallusion FaceBook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=5123493229&ref=ts

...soon Become a Fan of Widget Me: Reallusion will be releasing a new product designed to give you the ultimate media creator for social networks, and it's free. I can't wait to see what everyone creates and shares with the forthcoming release of, WidgetMe.
Saturday
Nov152008

iClone from Singapore, "No Turning Back."

Stowaways Sci Fi Machinima from Singapore
Stowaways series launches from Singapore students and filmmakers. The sci fi Machinima series by Lee and Falzone is a great narrative produced with iClone and features a complete cast of voices recorded in excellent quality. I hope to see more from Falzon and Lee. Great work! More from the Stowaways creators: "It's a wee bit rough and ready, rougher round the edges than we would have liked...but we think its fun! :) Please feel free to watch, comment, download, link to and share the ep! The more people who watch the better! The plan is to upload an episode every week (unless real life gets in the way, darn it!) so if you like the show check back every Saturday! If you watch, we'll keep making them... Thanks to our talented actors who all worked for free(!), Steven Tok for his hints and tips re: animation, and the Orita Sinclair School of Art & New Media for the use of its recording studio. Finally, thanks to Joss Whedon, Ron Moore, Bryan Fuller and a select handful of others who insist on telling the stories they love and often end up canceled because of it! ;) Such is life. Thanks for your amazing persistence. Cheers and we hope you enjoy our humble efforts. JL and PF Software used in production: Celtx, Audacity, iClone Studio 2.5, Crazy Talk 4.6, Magix Movie Edit Pro 14+, Magix Music Maker 11 Deluxe, FXhome EffectsLab Pro, After Effects. "
Monday
Nov102008

Machinima Expo 2008 Flickr & Photosynth

Machinima filmmakers teleport to Jamville, Second Life for a unique virtual film festival. Machinima Expo organizers brought filmmakers from all over the world to discuss and share their experiences as a pro, amateur and independent filmmaker. iClone & CrazyTalk were featured in a number of films juried into the Machinima expo. View Machinima Expo Flickr photos with captions
Wednesday
Nov052008

Machinima Festival on GameSetWatch.com

machinimaNovember 1st 2008, filmmakers from around the world converged in New York to celebrate and discuss the art of Machinima. I was happy to see many familiar faces and meet others whom I only knew virtually. I participated in the Interfacing Virtual Actors panel along with Dr. Ken Perlin, 3D guru and Academy Award winner, Armondo Troisi of Bioware (Mass Effect), and Matt Kelland of Movie storm. GameSetWatch.com has excellent festival coverage in a two part series. Here is an excerpt from their article that details the Interfacing Virtual Actors panel. Below are some photos from the event. Photo Album: View Machinima Festival Photos from GameSetWatch.com - Read full article
Interfacing Virtual Actors The first panel I caught saw each speaker touching upon the concept of game technology as being in essence "live theater...enabling creative decisions in real-time, in the moment.” In that sense, machinima can be best described as digital puppetry. Each person provided his own viewpoint, as well as technical solution to the struggle of getting virtual beings to look, act, and feel real. Perhaps the two most interesting examples, simply due to their bold-faced differences, were provided by Armando Troisi and John C. Martin. Troisi, the lead cinematic designer at BioWare, demonstrated a bit of the work that went into animating the principle characters in Mass Effect. The system is a extremely complex one that allows for a wide range of complex human-like emotions to be created and adjusted by the numerous artists behind the game. As sophisticated as the underlining technology might be, it's hardly automatic; Troisi noted that everything must go through "the hands of God" -- the aforementioned artists who ultimately control the show. Serving as a counterpoint was the animation suite from Martin's company, Reallusion; iClone simplifies the process for aspiring filmmakers who lack a certain degree of resources and technical know-how, when compared to BioWare's experience for example, by providing drag-and-drop tools that take the concept of puppets on a stage to a far more literal level. The real proof in the pudding was watching Martin animate a video game-like character realistically using the WASD keys. Traditionally, even the simple act of creating a walking animation has been a struggle for many users. Here, it remains quick and dirty, nothing close to resembling BioWare's final product. But it works, and is immediately accessible by using a visual language that every gamer, even the most casual ones, can understand. In a Q&A session, most participants agreed that "reality is overrated" and that photorealism is simply a stylistic choice. As was also noted, "the actors in real movies are real, but they can't help it -- they're real!"
Wednesday
Nov052008

CoolClones Podcast goes Live! - Episode 1

coolclonesiClone power users launch a series of iClone filmmaker interviews with in-depth discussion about how iClone is used in their studio and tips on best creation techniques with iClone. Episode 1 introduces WolfZone, a talented iClone artist and content creator. Visit CoolClones.com to listen or click below
Thursday
Oct302008

The Cellist - iClone horror movie challenge


Tricks and big treats are being served up by iClone users this week as we come to a close on the Halloween movie challange. Here's the latest entry from John Holland. John is popular for his Utada Hikaru music videos. Turns out, he's good at horror too.
Thursday
Oct302008

EEK! Insects for iClone


Butterflies, Dragonflies, moths and more infest iClone with delicate movement and beautiful design. Will Veeke, Bugs! creator adds some tiny magic to the world of iClone.
Tuesday
Oct282008

Disturbing Experience

David Thomas releases Distrubing Experience, a horror film made in iClone. This is David's first film made with iClone 3. Warning: Contains graphic violence
Wednesday
Oct222008

“Red, White, & Who?” Funny Political Cartoon: Repuffs, a political satire

Wednesday
Oct152008

The iClone Machinima Massacre

Short Horror film with iClone. Made with Classic Horror Pack