Creating Interactive Vehicles and Animations for iClone 7

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Creating detailed interactive vehicles and how they can be easily animated in iClone

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by Adolf Navarro (Antareus Ltd)

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Adolf worked on computer programming and technical 3D modelling until six years ago, when he started writing graphic novels and creating 3D animations.

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iClone stands out as being the most accessible and easy-to-learn 3D animation application — but that doesn’t mean it’s not professionally powerful. On the contrary, it’s filled with clever features that make complex animation hyper easy!

Also, iClone’s latest version has boosted the quality of its renders, including PBR materials, Image Based Lighting with HDR pictures, and Global Illumination, and because of this, it has motivated us to start creating models of vehicles for iClone, that not just look good, but that thanks to the improved render features, help people with their animations.

So I included features like emissive materials or parts that can be manipulated individually. Objects like the doors, the steering wheel, the gear level, and the pedals are all interactive sub-props that can be rotated or reached by the characters of a scene. Helping to create convincing driving animations.

In addition, the 4 Wheel structure provided by Reallusion’s Physics Toolbox, allows one to actually drive the vehicles over the iClone terrains while recording their motions in real-time. It facilitates the animation of the vehicles, as the spinning of the wheel are automatically synchronized with the motion of the car, depending on its speed, while it follows the slopes and irregularities of the terrain.

This is an overview tutorial of the pipeline I followed to create these models and how they can be easily animated in iClone.

48hr Animation Jam sends first USA team from Georgia State to ASIAGRAPH World Finals

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The Creative Media Industries Institute at Georgia State University hosted the inaugural US round of the Reallusion ASIAGRAPH 48hr Animation Jam June 29, 30 and July 1st 2018.  The participating students represented Georgia State University, Savannah College of Art and Design and Interns and recent grads that are now working with Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.

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48hr Animation Jam 2018 – Highlight Video

Unlock iPhone X’s Face Tracking Power with Reallusion’s LIVE FACE for CrazyTalk Animator 3

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iPhone X’s exclusive face tracking power was only known for usage with Animojis in Facetime, but now Reallusion’s LIVE FACE app unlocks its full potential by live data streaming facial mocap data to any desktop client.

The new LIVE FACE app live captures facial performances via an iPhone X to create 2D facial animations with CrazyTalk Animator 3 (CTA 3) on a Mac or PC, turning an iPhone X into a powerful production tool that anyone can use.

With the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera, and the LIVE FACE app for CrazyTalk Animator 3, users can instantly capture facial performances to animate illustrative or photo characters to produce fast cartoon animations, also for broadcast shows on TV, YouTube, Twitch, Facebook or any other live service.

LIVE FACE app on Mac App Store

 “New Apps We Love” June 2018

CrazyTalk Content Developer Adopts Cloud Animator To Boost Sales

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Watch: https://cloudanimator.reallusion.com/embed/b9aa5157a7

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My name is Suphakanya Promjaree, and I am based in Thailand. See Sapann’s Feature Story

Originally I got invited by Reallusion to join their community as a content developer for CrazyTalk Animator content after their community gave me high praises for my work on Shutterstock.

Recently, I had found one of Reallusion’s software Cloud Animator which allows me to create interactive presentations to introduce and boost my content sales by allowing others to link to my product more directly and easily.

Before Cloud Animator, I used images and YouTube videos to introduce my work. This was OK, but it didn’t allow my audiences to easily click and revert back to me like in Cloud Animator. 

iClone and the Making of the Mood Indigo Music Video by Jason J. Brown

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Jason J. Brown is a digital media specialist and 3D artist that produces digital content such as animated graphics for television and video projections for musical theater companies.

He also produces workshops specializing in shooting, editing, and greenscreen. Jason  uses animation, robotics and projections to produce work for musical theatres and nightclubs. He has made many YouTube tutorials outlining his digital techniques– particularly for iClone and HitFilm Ultimate.

Retired School Teacher turns to CrazyTalk Animator Content Development

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Hello! My name is Daniel S. Ferebee and I am a retired school teacher living on the east coast of the United States.  I have been involved in the creative arts for more than 20 years now. The content I develop includes graphic design, photography, music production, illustration, animation, voiceover and character design.

When I first started working, creating content with digital technology was not a part of the process. However, now I constantly look for ways to merge traditional design techniques with digital design tools!

Most of all I love to create characters for animation! CrazyTalk Animator has been and will continue to be a great asset within my box of tools for doing the work I love.

Reallusion Announces 2018 2D Animation Contest

Prizes include $2000 cash, Vegas Pro and Affinity Designer software

Enrich Productivity through Animation

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Reallusion announces the 2018 CrazyTalk Animator Animation At Work Contest. Anyone, regardless of their animation experience, can participate by animating real-life projects for business promotions, educational and training materials, how-to videos, animated comics, YouTube videos and more. Participants can enter by utilizing CrazyTalk Animator 3 to animate in 3 different categories:

  • Business – Promote products, services, educational how-to videos
  • Comics – Encourage graphic art designers to turn static drawings, illustrative art and comic images into animations
  • YouTubers – Employ animations to engage channel audiences

Talented African Animator aims to create fully-animated iClone Movie

 

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My name is Benjamin Sokomba Dazhi. I am from Nigeria. I have been doing animations since 2014, and I am always developing myself in it.

I am an animator and I mostly use iClone as my main animation software tool. I am very passionate about animation and I hope soon I will create a fully animated movie using iClone, because I really love it. In my country Nigeria, there are very few animation studios but we are beginning to grow in numbers. For now I am working alone as an indie animator, but I am planning on building a team later on!

As the year unfolds I will release a short animation series on my YouTube channel – Night Light TV.