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Monday
Jan142013

3D models & animation ready for Unity

Unity3D Asset Store now browser-viewable - See what Reallusion content is currently game-ready and available in the Unity Asset Store. https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/#/search/reallusion

Wednesday
Jan022013

3D World Magazine: iClone Pre-viz & Free Offer

3DWorld issue #165 - iClone4 Free Full-Version + Alan Marques reveals how to make a 3D movie in just a few hours

http://www.3dworldmag.com/2013/01/02/free-iclone-software-and-digital-tutors-video-training-in-the-latest-3d-world-magazine/

Wednesday
Jan022013

3D World Magazine: iClone 5.3 Review

3DWorld issue #164 - Review by Alan Marques

"If you’re into 3D filmmaking and technical or narrative pre-viz, there’s no real competition. iClone5 Pro is the way to go" - Alan Marques, 3DWorld #164
Alan Marques is a UK-based freelance VFX supervisor and generalist
Tuesday
Oct302012

The Electric Playground jives iClone and Microsoft Kinect Motion Capture

Miri joins John and the Reallusion gang at SIGGRAPH for a look into iClone and the mocap wonders of Kinect for Windows.

EP Daily is North America's only daily videogame and entertainment series on television and the web. Since EP's inception in 1995, we’ve been covering videogames on location from around the world, featuring developer behind-the-scenes interviews. 

EP covers all the stuff you're interested in, from the latest industry news and technology, to movies and television, to comic books and collectibles.

http://epdaily.tv/all/type-of/features/mocapping-with-kinect-and-iclone/

Thursday
Oct252012

"Touch Animation is Here!" Intel Inside Scoop on CrazyTalk and Ultrabook



The Intel® Inspired Ultrabook™ brings Touch-Enabled Emotions to Life

Touch Animation is here.  Even kids can use it.
[read full article...]

Optimizing CrazyTalk Animator for the Ultrabook™ Device.

John Martin, vice president of product marketing for Reallusion, was nothing but smiles when describing the Ultrabook™. “The Ultrabook is fantastic. There’s so much power in such a small form factor,” he said.  Animation software developer, Reallusion, is in the smiles, frowns and any other emotion business with its CrazyTalk Animator, which allows users to create actors using any photo or illustration and animate these actors in 2-D.

read full article here...

Monday
Oct222012

"Elaborate and Ingenious" Animation Magazine Reviews iClone Animation Pipeline

"Reallusion may have opened the creative floodgates"



"...a whole motion capture studio at your fingertips."


Animation Magazine's Todd Sheridan Perry spent time with us during SIGGRAPH and writes about his hands-on experience with iClone and the Kinect for Windows motion capture. 

 "...a sophisticated motion capture device to create animation for your own projects, previz for your low-budget film or even develop your prototype iPad game through Unity."
 

Todd Sheridan Perry is an award-winning vfx supervisor and artist whose numerous industry credits include Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Sherlock Holmes,  The Kite Runner and Final Destination 5.


Subscribe for the Full Issue (digital available)

Thursday
Oct042012

Unity and iClone Video Training: 3D Characters, Animation, Props & Motion Capture for Games

 Reallusion announces a new Unity and iClone video training tutorial series.  Create characters, animation, motion capture with Kinect for Windows and customize motions for use in Unity.  Build actors, props, stages and more with FBX and OBJ.  Export models and motions from iClone to Unity via the iClone Animation Pipeline.

Unity & iClone - Create Amazing Content for Games


The Unity game-engine is a dynamic entry for indie game developers with the ability to easily get to developing their game without the need to be a mega-brain, although it would be helpful.  I like Unity because it is developed with a similar mission to iClone and that is to take the process of creativity and not let the technology stifle the momentum.  Unity's visual scripting and upcoming Mecanim in Unity 4 are great examples of how the Unity tools are delivering complex interactivity without the programming and further opening game design with deep control to storytellers of all levels.  iClone is the same for animation, character creation and scene assets.  The tools for anyone to learn game design are available from Unity as a free download and many quickstart tutorials.  

Building scenes and props for Unity games:

This tutorial will basically show you how you can easily preview a scene in iClone and recreate the same type of scene in Unity, complete with animated props.

Creating character motion for Unity games:

In this tutorial, you'll learn how iClone can help you to create your own custom animated content in minutes using a variety of iClone's simple yet comprehensive motion tools and combining them with motions from the expansive content library.

Exporting iClone Characters and Props for Unity

iClone has a huge collection of both character avatars and prop models that can used for your next game project using Unity 3D. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to import 3 different types of iClone content into the Unity game engine. 

Exporting Motions for characters in Unity

This is an essential tutorial for users who wish to take any motions from iClone and use them with Unity characters.

Wednesday
Sep192012

Apple App Store: CrazyTalk7 "New and Noteworthy"

Breaking News from the mothership!  Apple has just honored CrazyTalk7 as a "New and Noteworthy" app and is now featuring our favorite facial animation tool on the App Store homepage.  Go CrazyTalk, Go!

App Store - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crazytalk7/id551903255?mt=12

CrazyTalk7 website - http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/crazytalk7/Default.aspx

Monday
Sep172012

iClone "Best Movie-making Kits" - Stuff Magazine

Stuff Magazine does a top 5 for Best Movie-making kits and gives iClone some good company with Autodesk 3DSMax, Smoke, J.J. Abrams and JVC. 

http://www.stuff.tv/news/life-etc/5-of-the-best/5-of-the-best-movie-making-kit

Friday
Sep072012

CrazyTalk7 debuts on Mac App Store



It's been a long time coming and we are proud to announce the availability of CrazyTalk7 for Mac. CrazyTalk7 innovates video creativity with all new audio-driven animation tools that let your voice control the character's actions using volume, speed and intensity to bring your actors to life.  CrazyTalk7 has everything you need to animate any digital photo or illustrations as talking animated movies perfect for iMovie projects, Final Cut and sharing on YouTube.  

See how simple it is to animate with CrazyTalk7 and get more info here http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/crazytalk7/default.aspx

“I LOVE the new CrazyTalk for Mac! It has finally arrived on the right platform for creatives to explore the boundaries of their imagination." 
- Eric Rosner, Illustrator, erosner.com

"Thank goodness CrazyTalk for Mac has been released.  Now I don't have to restart my mac into bootcamp. CrazyTalk has been the best tool for Facial animation on Jimmy Kimmel Live for years for the simple reason: the script can always change at the last minute.  CrazyTalk keeps up!"

- Jesse Griffith, Animator - Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC Television Group