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Tuesday
Sep182007

Machinima film, BEAST, showcases Reallusion CrazyTalk

Machinima, the emerging media movement where minimal studios produce maximum entertainment registered another milestone this week with the release of, 'BEAST,' by the Binary Picture Show. BEAST opens as a kidnapped man wakes up bound in a mysterious room, knowing nothing of his captor, or indeed why he is there, setting the stage for a killer cinematic thrill. Most Machinima films rely on in-game effects, fighting and heavy action missing the connection of true character emotion to the audience. BEAST not only connects to the audience, it grips, twists and shakes. Congratulations to the Binary Picture Show on a truly landmark film. Reallusion is honored to have such an accomplished example of CrazyTalk within BEAST. "Crazytalk gave me the ability to do some great facial animation that would have been very difficult and time consuming in many other tools." - Leo Lucien-Bay, BEAST creator. The release of BEAST took place on Sunday Sept 16th: View High-Res version here
Wednesday
Aug152007

Reallusion iClone & DAZ Studio Partner

Reallusion and DAZ 3D Partner to Bring Real-Time Filmmaking, 3D Content to the Masses Aspiring Filmmakers Will Now “Go Real-Time” with “Movies, Models and Motion”
"DAZ Studio and Reallusion's iClone is a powerful combination that connects our customers and DAZ 3D’s content library to a new era of real-time movie making powered by Reallusion's iClone,” said Dan Farr, CEO, DAZ 3D. “With iClone, users gain access to a robust application with community of more than 400K strong and a tool whose feature set of pre-loaded props and 3D scenes recently received a coveted 5-star review from C|NET.”
View the iClone 3DXchange and DAZ Studio Tutorial: 5 min
Thanks to this partnership, iClone users will be able to import content created in DAZ Studio™ or purchased from DAZ 3D’s deep library of professional content into iClone™, Reallusion’s popular and award-winning real-time filmmaking engine, using Reallusion’s recently released 3DXchange™ object conversion tool. The result will be a truly open filmmaking platform that will empower aspiring filmmakers of all stripes to, “Go Real-Time” with “Movies, Models and Motion.” Read the full press release...
Saturday
Aug042007

iClone Evil Force Movie Preview

Fantasy content pack launches with more characters, scenes, props and special effects for iClone filmmakers.
Evil Force Pack Available from Reallusion.com http://www.reallusion.com/contentstore/iclone/pack/FantasyII/Combo/EvilForce.htm Pack Includes: • iClone G1 Character x 4 (Dark Knight, Dark Wizard, Tribe, Tribe with Bear Cloth) • Weapon Accessory x 19 • Dark Knight Helmet Accessory x 1 • Fighting Motion x 113 • Fantasy 3D Scene x 2 • Fantasy 3D Scene Prop x 7
Tuesday
Jul032007

iClone 2.1 releases VISTA compatibility

iClone for Vista Reallusion releases a free patch for iClone users updating the software to version 2.1. Windows Vista compatibility headlines the update to Reallusion's popular real-time filmmaking and Machinima software allowing users to take advantage of the GPU processing power delivered by Windows Vista. Other enhancements and bug fixes round out the update. Get the iClone 2.1 patch free here: http://www.reallusion.com/iclone/ic_upgrade.asp
Wednesday
Jun272007

iClone adds 200 Fashion & Furniture assets for Filmmakers

iClone expands the real-time filmmakers' content library with 200 new props, accessories and hairstyles included in two recently introduced content packs available from Reallusion. Click below to see full previews of each new model and visit the Reallusion content store for purchase and additional informaton. http://www.reallusion.com/ContentStore/iClone_main.aspx?MenuItem=ic
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
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