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Thursday
Jun192008

iClone Film Sets & Props Collection I

iClone poweruser, H. Montana creates 9 new 3D scenes and 188 new props designed to bring out the set designer in all iClone filmmakers. The purpose of Filmset and Props is to establish the concept of a movie studio so you can construct the filmset anyway you want. This series introduces more delicate textures to design props and partitions to satisfy your need to shoot the film closely. The specially designed props set combines the floor with some of the furniture so you can construct only the partition to create a complete set quickly. Furthermore, you can use the scale, rotate, and move function in iClone to control the partition allocation of the set, and create a perfect indoor set suitable to your needs. This combo pack includes 9 different interior designs: Bali Living Room, Classic Living Room, Japanese Living Room, Laconic Bathroom, Laconic Living Room, Mediterranean Bedroom, Modern Boardroom, Night Club, Yuppie Bedroom.
Tuesday
Jun032008

UK Pop Star debuts Machinima Music Video


HypoHeretic - an iClone Machinima music video Hypoheretic is a song by hit UK music artist, Kirsty Hawkshaw.
Kirsty HawkshawKirsty has many chart topping tracks to her credit and currently holds the #2 dance music track in the UK for, 'Fine Day 2008'. Kirsty is a pioneer in dance and pop music with early success performing with her band Opus III in the 90's and later singing with electronic superstars: Orbital, Paul Okenfold, BT, DJ Tiesto and more. http://www.themartinbros.com/borg.html for more information and production notes Film by John C Martin II, The Martin Bros. Filmed in real-time 3D with Reallusion iClone 2.5 Edited with Ulead Video Studio 11 Performed by Kirsty Hawkshaw Song Produced by kirsty hawkshaw and Glen Nicols Lyrics by kirsty hawkshaw and Alex Mei The filmmaking process all took place in iClone for the footage generation and then post editing done with Ulead Video Studio 11. The compatibility with Google 3D Warehouse and DAZ 3D models made content collection for models needed in the production much easier using iClone 3DXchange. I detail the models used and a standard filmmaking technique, Matte Painting, in more detail at www.TheMartinbros.com.
Friday
May302008

Metroid: Brainclone Genocide with iClone


METROID braInClone GenOcide from The Martin Brothers Way, way, waaaay, before Lara Croft grunted and moaned her way through Tomb Raider there was another galactic girl power that kept us asking for more, Samus Aran of Nintendo's Metroid series. Beginning with the classic NES 8-bit wonder, Metroid consumed mega hours of intense play with users determined to solve the levels, beat the bosses and ultimatly defeat Mother Brain. Mother Brain, here's a boss name that will forever belong to Metroid and like many other Nintendo titles, Metroid adds to the amazing foundation that Nintendo built on their highly recognizeable and celebrated title empire.
Metroid Machinima Animation James Martin Martin Brothers Studio
Whether you rocked the NES, Gameboy, Super Nintendo, N64, Gamecube or Wii, you likely spent some time immersed in the world of Metroid. iClone filmmaker, James Martin of The Martin Brothers, returns to the adventure with a twist on Machinima. Metroid: Brainclone Genocide is a 12 minute animated short-film inspired by the music of MetroidMetal.com where Grant Henry and fellow musicians transform the music of Metroid into crushing Heavy Metal anthems. What started as an appreciation for Metal Metroid's music has evolved through the project into Metal Metroid joining an elite group of musicians that have offered official artist premission and support to their music for a Machinima film.
Metroid Machinima Animation James Martin Martin Brothers Studio
Metroid: Brainclone Genocide is created with Reallusion iClone 2.5 featuring a rigged Samus as a custom iClone character prepared for animating in iClone with 3D Studio Max. Filmmaking in a real-time engine like iClone let's the storyteller shift and shape the scene like a living organism that instantly reflects your adjustments," said James.
Metroid Machinima Animation James Martin Martin Brothers Studio

See more about how the content was created for the film. More about Martin Brothers: www.TheMartinBros.com

Metroid Machinima Animation James Martin Martin Brothers Studio
Saturday
May242008

Jesus! Rampage in Rio

Cristo Redentor
The Film the World contest has inspired some great shorts from the community showcasing iClone animation and Google SketchUp models. Here's one of the latest submissions from iClone filmmaker David-Josue. Josue goes big with his latest iClone short featuring a towering romp through Rio de Janeiro with Christ the Redeemer. Notes from David: (Portuguese: O Cristo Redentor), is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue stands 39.6 metres, and is located at the peak of the Corcovado mountain overlooking the city. A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil. In this short animation film Christ the Redeemer,is back to life. He is walking down Rio de Janeiro streets, undressing little by little, until He plunges into the sea. This video is inspired by the famous commercial film of Hollywood chewing gum ]
Monday
May192008

Machinimazine! Honor and M.D. McCallum

iClone Filmmaker, M.D. McCallum debuts, 'Honor'
Honor, is a first in iClone Machinima where M.D. brings his illustrated comic to life through vignettes filmed with iClone. M.D.'s description: [This is his] teaser from web based machinimazine featuring Medieval characters and episodes. Sponsored by Reallusion.com Located at: honor.mdmccallum.com
Monday
May122008

Superfici 1.0 - An Experiment in Avatars as Art

Italian architectural and interior design with 3D animation

Bologna based iClone user, Comunicazionivisive uses iClone for unique art installtions that are moving the architectural canvas and home fashion forward using avatars as art. Comunicaz's motion projection art created with iClone is a great example of a minimalist approach to iClone with impressive results. A good lesson in simplicity for all of us iClone filmmakers and artists.
Friday
May092008

Niji-iro BASU... ANIMATED!


iClone filmmaker, John Holland releases his latest Utada Hikaru music video. John said," This is my 12th Utada iClone video, and 3rd in my Heart Station series. I had a lot of fun making this video and I hope all who watch it enjoy it."
Monday
May052008

Eric Rosner, CrazyTalk Power User

Eric Rosner is an animator and director of animation for TVLand & Nick@Nite. Eric animates with CrazyTalk and is one of the official CrazyTalk Power Users.



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Saturday
May032008

Google 3D Basecamp to showcase iClone

Google 3D basecamp iClone ReallusionWe are happy to announce that Reallusion iClone has been selected by Google to join the Google 3D Basecamp held June 11th-13th at Google's campus in Mountain View, CA. John Martin II, Reallusion VP of Product Marketing will speak to Google SketchUp's powerusers and guests demonstrating iClone's real-time 3D animation tools and their animation extension to Google SketchUp. Reallusion added support for the Google SketchUp SDK in December 2007 making it possible to import any 3D model in SKP format into iClone. Opening the doors for many possibilities, adding SKP to iClone makes it possible for iClone users and Google SketchUp users to equally benefit from the compatibility. Google SketchUp, which can be downloaded for free from Google's site can model custom 3D assets for iClone providing a free modeling tool for any iClone user. iClone users can also browse, select and download any one of the thousands of 3D models available for free from the Google 3D Warehouse. Google SketchUp and 3D Warehouse users have the opportunity to bring their creations to life with animation and character population for any 3D model or scene.
    Architects can create their 3D models in SketchUp and export them into iClone to inhabit their models with live characters, skies, terrain and more, transforming models into living environments.
    Animators, Storytellers, Machinima creators and filmmakers of all flavors may access the massive model library within 3D Warehouse to easily fill iClone scenes with instant props, characters accessories and 3D scenes without the need to hire a modeling professional.
    Educators and students exploring the world of 3D with Google SketchUp can extend their experience into animation with iClone allowing exercises in modelling to segue into animation with ease.
More information about Google 3D Basecamp
Thursday
May012008

World of Warcraft: SkullCrusher Movie

World of Warcraft Machinima crosses into new territory with iClone filmmaker, Wolfzone. Most recently Wolfzone, who's known widely in the iClone community for excellent creation of iClone props and models, now lends his iClone animation skills to Clan SkullCrusher and the World of Warcraft. Mixing models from the World of Warcraft by importing them as 3DS files through iClone's 3DXchange, Wolfzone merges the worlds of iClone and WoW in this trailer for clan SkullCrusher. View the movie here