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Monday
Jun252007

iClone and Google SketchUp Pro - 3D models for real-time filmmaking

Google SketchUp Pro combined with 3DXchange quickly produces quality 3D scenes for real-time iClone movie production. Using the simplified modeling tools inside Google SketchUp, users can create and transfrom custom models or content from the popular 3D warehouse into props, accessories or 3D scenes for iClone. Google Earth spotlights models created by SketchUp users and now entire city streets, skyscrapers, landmarks and more can be saved as 3DS and imported into iClone via Google SketchUp pro and the iClone 3DXchange massive model generator.
Google SketchUp Pro + 3DXchange + iClone
Sunday
Jun242007

3DXchange - Import any 3DS or OBJ into iClone

Realluison announces the release of a content expansion megatool, 3DXchange offers iClone filmmakers an unlimited content library transforming any 3DS or OBJ file into an iClone prop, accessory or 3D scene. Expand libraries of content instantly with 3DXchange using 3DS or OBJ files from popular software such as, 3D Studio Max, Maya, Daz3D, Poser, Google SketchUp and model libraries like TurboSquid.com and Renderosity. 3DXchange is a utility to also edit models allowing for animating static 3DS models, exporting only certain aspects of 3D models for iClone or changing material settings like glossiness, color, specularity and more. 3DXchange, a massive model generator for iClone is available from Reallusion for $69.95 or take advantage of a special offer for current iClone users for $49.95. More Info...
3DXchange Tutorial - Overview 3DXchange Tutorial - Animated Jeep with moving wheels
Saturday
Jun162007

iClone Music Videos

Two iClone citizen directors have debuted their latest iClone creations giving homage to Nirvana in, "The Reckoning," and Utada Hikaru in "Devil Inside". Abukhatar's, The Reckoning is a clever Old West style story that showcases the new Western content pack from the CoolCreators for iClone. Laraangelofdarkness' continued series of iClone machinima featuring the songs of Utada Hikaru is another creative combination of music and stunning iClone visuals. Lara's use of the iClone 2 SFX is well executed here in the latest installment.
Utada Hikaru by LaraAngelofDarkness
The Reckoning by Abukhatar
Thursday
May172007

Do you want to be the next John Lasseter? CNET reviews iClone

Nothing faked in iClone's animation iClone 2 Studio Machinima SoftwareSeth Rosenblatt, CNET on May 16 2007 CNET Editors Rating - 5 out of 5 Stars "Do you want to be the next John Lasseter? Is Hayao Miyazaki your hero? iClone Studio Edition 2.0 updates the feature-heavy, template-based 3D animation studio aimed at the amateur animator. It's a must-see app if you're trying to break into the camera side of movies and animation, or if you just want to play around with 3D animation without having to draw everything from scratch." Read the full review & Download iClone 2 Studio
Tuesday
May082007

iClone CloneCloth dresses Virtual Movie Stars

iClone 2 introduced filmmakers to the ease of custom clothing creation for virtual actors with CloneCloth. Now Reallusion unveils 8 all new CloneCloth templates giving Citizen Directors unlimited clothing design templates to create custom fashions for virtual movie stars. Catch a sneek peek at the May release of the all new CloneCloth here: http://www.reallusion.com/contentstore/iclone/pack/clonecloth/clonecloth.htm How does CloneCloth Work? http://www.reallusion.com/contentstore/iclone/pack/clonecloth/CloneCloth_help.htm
iClone CloneClone
Monday
May072007

iClone Citizen Director Paul Louis debuts 1930s era comedy, "Biffle & Shooster"

Reviving Hollywood past with an iClone Machinima twist, Citizen Director Paul Louis releases his latest film inspired by the comedies of Hal Roach. Paul's short film, "The Case of the Missing Plot," showcases iClone's flexible character creation, movement and camera composition. Written by Nick Santa Maria and adapted for the screen by Paul Louis, "The Case of the Missing Plot," cracks the case and a few laughs in a nostalgic and enjoyable iClone movie.
Paul Louis introduces Biffle & Shooster, "When I was a kid, I grew up watching and loving the old comedy shorts made by Hal Roach. I was a huge fan of the "Our Gang" or "Little Rascals", as they were later called. And I especially loved Laurel & Hardy. For a while now, I've been wanting to make a short film in iClone, but I've had somewhat of a writers block. I called a good buddy of mine, Nick Santa Maria, and asked for help. Nick is an extremely talented individual who is also passionate about the same "old school" comedy classics. He immediately sent me a script that he wrote about a fictitious comedy duo from the 1930's, called "Biffle & Shooster". I got to work, and well, here it is for your enjoyment." Follow Paul Louis' weekly commentary, free iClone character downloads and films at http://www.myclonesforiclone.blogspot.com/ Purchase Paul Louis' characters for iClone: http://www.iCloneUniverse.com
Thursday
Apr262007

Renderosity Reviews iClone 2

iClone, You Clone: iClone Reborn "Whether you plan to use it as a production tool for your films, interactive media, websites, or previsualization, iClone will surely make your life easy in a lot of ways." - Sergio Rosa, Renderosity Last month Reallusion released iClone 2.0, the latest version of their acclaimed real-time animation software. If you've been following the program, you surely have realized how much it has grown since it was released a year ago (this is the third version in the one-year timeframe). For those that don't know it yet, iClone is a real-time 3D animation tool that lets you quickly make your own short movies, music videos, and even teaching videos.

Renderosity - Staff ColumnistIt includes a library of characters, scenes, props, and pretty much everything else you may need, letting you focus on the creative part rather than the technical part (rigging characters, scripting, setting up renders, etc). Just like Poser, iClone runs a marketplace where you can buy animation cycles, characters, scenes, and props that will fit all your needs.

[Continued]... Read more @ Renderosity.com -http://www.renderosity.com/news.php?viewStory=13564
Friday
Apr132007

Gnews Avatars Anchor Video Game Headlines from iClone Virtual World

Binary Picture Show is proud to announce their new blog, “Gnews”, the new home of Lady Mainframe. The unique Machinima show is back, and better than ever, with frequent releases (rather than one long show every 2 weeks), along with the addition of a new reporter, Dr. Nemisis co-anchoring with Lady Mainframe to ensure that the news can be delivered as fast as possible.
http://www.binarypictureshow.com/gnews
Dr. Nemisis, creator of the virtual news show said, "Thanks to the use of Reallusion’s ‘iClone’ and ‘CrazyTalk’, the Gnews posts stories anchored by our virtual avatars shortly after the news is received, making sure you’re kept up to speed, on time." Dr. Nemisis went on to say, "Gnews offers fans the latest in computer and video game news, delivered by streaming video and conventional text format. Now catching up on the biggest events in the industry is not only easy, but much more entertaining."
Saturday
Apr072007

iClone 2 at Virtual Worlds 2007

Virtual Worlds 2007Top Halo Filmmaker Chris Burke, Creator of This Spartan Life, Hails Reallusion’s iClone 2.0. Endorsement Comes on the Heels of Eagerly Anticipated Launch of Groundbreaking 3D Moviemaking Sequel at Virtual Worlds 2007, in NYC, March 28-28, 2007
Watch IPTVe interview with Reallusion's John Martin II
from Virtual Worlds 2007
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NEW YORK, NY, April 05, 2007—On the heels of its enthusiastically received launch at Virtual Worlds 2007 (www.virtualworlds2007.com), in New York, which attracted over 700 attendees from Fortune 500 companies like IBM, Proctor & Gamble, Time-Warner, Verizon and Disney, comes the latest ringing endorsement for Reallusion’s iClone 2.0. In a statement received at the close of the conference, which also brought such high-profile coverage of the 3D moviemaking and Machinima suite by both the Associated Press and Forbes, Chris Burke, president of Brooklyn, NY-based Machinima and sound design firm Bong + Dern, and creator of Halo 2 talkshow in gamespace This Spartan Life, recently tapped to create exclusive episodes for the “Legendary” edition of Halo 3, hailed iClone 2.0 as “the most powerful and affordable toolset I’ve ever seen. Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker or a seasoned professional, you truly can’t beat the combination of cost and functionality.” John C. Martin, Director of Marketing, Reallusion, added, “We are here to empower filmmakers of every stripe. We are excited to receive such a positive endorsement from someone like Chris because we know that with his influence, people who never considered creating Machinima will pick up our product and soon begin sharing their films with the world.” Burke’s comments are the latest in an outpouring of praise the product has so far received. In addition to his kind words, and those from AP and Forbes, iClone has also been hailed by Variety and Eric Rosner, Director of Animation, TV Land/Nick at Nite, who said that “This is the software I’ve been waiting for.”
Friday
Mar232007

The Power of Love - room904studio

The Power of Love - Part 1 of 2
room904studio has released a 2 part short featuring a live-action mix of iClone. The story follows Ken Chan's tormented night of sleep before a major college exam. Crashing at this desk after an exhausting day, Ken Chan drifts into a world mixed with Final Fantasy ala iClone and finds himself fighting a new breed of academic demons. Director Ro, delivers a great story where in the end Love conqures all. Great work room904studio, we'll stay tuned for more from your sleepless saga. The Power of Love - Part 2 of 2