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Monday
Jan242011

Contact 2011 - iClone Screenplay Contest

If the pen is mightier than the sword, then your keyboard should be well up to the battle for humanity's survival.  Dramatic?  Exactly!  Wolf and Dulci kick off 2011 with a supernova screenplay competition.  You write the screenplay and the winner gets their movie made into a epic iClone adventure.  Read on for details... 

Wednesday
Jan192011

How to create PRO video intros with iClone: Tutorial by SmallWStudios

SmallWStudio's provides a great tutorial on how to create cool cut-out video effects in iClone.

Wednesday
Dec012010

SchoolTube partners with Reallusion

Reallusion is proud to announce the launch of our training videos and spotlight movies on the student-safe, SchoolTube.com.  Now the comprehensive video guide for students and teachers to learn and experience real-time animation is live with a special channel: http://www.schooltube.com/user/Reallusion

SchoolTube.com is the nation's largest K-12 moderated video sharing website that provides students and educators with a safe and FREE video sharing website that is exclusively endorsed by leading education associations.

Thursday
Nov252010

CrazyTalk Animator - The Next Level of 2D Animation


Reallusion is proud to announce the release of CrazyTalk Animator the 10 Anniversary Edition of the acclaimed 2D animation technology famous for turning any image into animated actors.  There's many new features to explore in CrazyTalk Animator adding a full production solution to CrazyTalk's facial animation tools. 

http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/Animator/

CrazyTalk Animator allows you to combine your actors on the stage with props, special effects, text and scenery to set up your scenes and record all the action with the live camera. Ultimate precision editing and animation is provided by CrazyTalk Animator's time-line with deep access to every character and prop in the scene.

CrazyTalk Animator FEATURES:
1. Fast Drag-&-Drop Scene Build-up & Animation
2. Easily Create Full-body Actors from Photos
3. Flexible Character Composer for Cartoon Design
4. Precise 2D Sprite Editor for Ultimate Actor Performance
5. Real-time Actor Animation Puppeteering & Auto Lip-Sync
6 Complete 2D Animation with Actors, Props, SFX & Real 3D Camera

 

Sunday
Nov212010

iClone film wins Warcraftmovies.com contest!

What do you get when you combine Warcraft, iClone and a pinch of Borderlands style in a digital theatrical visualization of Warcraft?  If you are iClone user, Recsiem then you get 500€ ($683) for this awesome film.   Warcraftmovies.com hosted the Bloodline Champions Teaser contest.  Congratulatons, Recsiem!  

1st Place (500€) Winner

http://warcraftmovies.com/movieview.p...

Soundtrack:
E.S. Posthumus - Ebla
Audiomachine - Akkadian Empire

Friday
Nov122010

5 iClone Movies You Should See!

I go exploring YouTube and various other video sharing sites regularly to see what's happening with iClone movies and there's always a notable piece to discover.  Treasure hunting at it's best!  There is a constant stream of creativity shared from our community of citizen directors and during my recent movie exploration I discovered 5 fantastic examples of iClone execution and filmmaker imagination.

BLUES DOCUMENTARY - SmallWStudio - "The Duleks" - Episode 6 - SatScapeFilms - Chiaroscuro (2010) - John Holland - Picks Folley's - Develden - Belle (Garou_Fiori_Lavoie) - KaterinaArt

Sunday
Nov072010

IClone and Google SketchUp Contest

Reallusion, SketchUcation.com and Google SketchUp team-up for the SketchUp to iClone Architectural rendering contest. Enter a video or image for a chance to win an iPad, SONY digital camera provided by Reallusion, Google SketchUp Pro and the coveted Google SketchUp Socks provided by Google SketchUp, Lounge-tel laptop desk, USB wallet card and SketchUcation baseball caps provided by SketchUcation. More info:
http://www.reallusion.com/event/2010/SketchUp/default.asp

Monday
Oct252010

iClone User Showcase demo reel - Fall 2010

Since 2006 we have been working toward building a new approach to animation creativity and production with iClone.  We've each shared our visions for the roadmap and spoken to users whose feedback was a valuable feature request.  iClone is a fantastic production environment because our talented dev team keeps coding without stop and the tool evolves in the true nature of it's core, real-time.  I often refer to iClone like a hammer.  Anyone can swing a hammer, but it's the carpenters that build the house."  Here's a few great swings from iClone users for our Fall 2010 user showcase.

Friday
Oct222010

iClone Content Demo Reel - 2010

The iClone content library is a giant resource for filmmakers to find the perfect prop, actor or accessory for their iClone movies.  The iClone content demo reel spotlights select packs and models available in the Reallusion 3D content store.

Sunday
Sep262010

iClone & Google 3D Basecamp 2010

Reallusion iClone and Google SketchUp join forces for the 2010 Google 3D Basecamp in Boulder, Colorado.  Google hosts 3D Basecamp every two years to bring the SketchUp community together for a couple of days of unconferencing where attendees determine the agenda and showcase the best of the best from the SketchUp elite creators. 

Google SketchUp users enhance their 3D models with iClone real-time rendering creativity using instant trees and grass, quick actor creation and advanced lighting, HDR visual effects, easy camera work and overall scene animation.  SketchUp users turn to iClone as a post-modeling animation and visualization tool for the same reason they choose SketchUp as a modeling tool.  SketchUp greatly simplifies the modeling process and iClone does the same for animation and visualization polish.

 Google invited 150+ SketchUp users from around the world to bring their skills and experiences to Google's Boulder HQ and convene for the launch of Google SketchUp 8, fireside talks with SketchUp visionaries and presentations from, "Friends of SketchUp," which is where Reallusion was asked to join in the fun.  iClone has been an extension of Google's SketchUp since Reallusion introduce the Google SketchUp SKP and Google 3D Warehouse compatibility through 3DXchange.  

Reallusion's John Martin, II and James Martin attended and presented the iClone and SketchUp pipeline including SketchUp visualization in Stereoscopic 3D through Reallusion's Authentic 3D powered by iClone.

The SketchUp community congregates at www.SketchUCation.com where you can find amazing artists, architects, set designers and more folks showcasing their work, helping each other and welcoming newbies to the world of Google SketchUp. 

How's this for a SketchUcrew (below members from SketchUcation & Reallusion) From left: John, Csaba(Gaieus), James, Liam, Rinehart(Pout), Pete(Solo), Mike (Mike Lucey) & Rich (rclub24)

Recently, famed Machinima creator, Dr. Nemisis of the Binary Picture Show shared his creation process with SketchUp and iClone.  Dr. Nemisis shows how you can quickly and easily create interior sets for iClone using SketchUp. http://binarypictureshow.com/blog/archives/144

Google SketchUp is available for free from http://SketchUp.Google.com