Reallusion CrazyTalk Animator rebrands as Cartoon Animator 4

New Smart IK Animation helps animators with intuitive creation.

Reallusion announces its 2D animation software CrazyTalk Animator will rebrand to Cartoon Animator for version 4 announced to release in April 2019.

Since 2008, CrazyTalk Animator has become one of the easiest 2D animation software in the market enabling all levels of users to create professional 2D animations with the least amount of effort. Reallusion reveals its fourth generation- Cartoon Animator 4 (CTA 4) will be able to more naturally animate 2D characters and add a fluid prop and scene interaction.  The CTA4 work-in-progress video demonstrates the all-new Smart IK animation, a revolutionary feature to animate with more precise, powerful and intuitive creation.

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Motion Capture Acting Workshop: Two Days of Training & Demo Reels

Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII)  hosts the inaugural Motion Capture Performance Workshop at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. The actors participating gained invaluable knowledge and cutting-edge acting skills necessary to perform in a motion capture environment. The two-day workshop – the only one of its kind originating in the United States – was produced by the College of the Arts Office of Educational Outreach and hosted by the School of Film, Media & Theatre and the CMII. Leaders of the workshop included Mary Emily O’Bradovich, professional actor with People Store and academic professional at Georgia State focusing on movement and acting, James C. Martin, professor of practice at Georgia State teaching virtual reality (VR) production and VR/AR Asset Creation, and Michelle Ladd, motion capture director, fight director and stunt performer with RE:Action Stunts and Broad-Motion Entertainment.

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Gamasutra: Rapid XR Content Creation, from Reallusion, Pixologic and Noitom to Unity

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By Gaspar Ferreiro

Gaspar Ferreiro is the Founder of Project GHOST Studios, an Atlanta-based VR/AR and game development firm whose work was recently featured at LeapCon.

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Being a studio these days means delivering the most challenging content ever created, on-budget, with completely unrealistic deadlines. To help others in our position, we would like to highlight some tools that are affordable, flexible and offer the best return on investment.  Please note that like many of you we don’t have the luxury to throw an army of modelers, riggers and texture artists at a project, we work with solutions that empower us to deliver quality work FAST. Among the tools , we will use Reallusion’s Character Creator, ZBrush and Noitom’s Perception Neuron.

AR POST: Creating 3D Characters and Animations for Augmented Reality Children’s Book

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Brian Haberlin the co-founder of Anomaly Productions, shares his experience on AR Post.com, on how their team incorporated Reallusion’s iClone 7 and Character Creator 3 into their AR pipeline for their new “first-person”, augmented reality book – Creative Creature Catcher.

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Creative Creature Catcher is a beautifully painted, enamoring book where Captain Malcolm Taylor reads to your children, while creatures pop out of the pages, interact with them, play games, and learn all about the creatures through a mobile app that adds a whole new level of engagement, problem solving, and activity for your child.

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Post Magazine Review: Reallusion’s Motion LIVE mocap platform

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Independent film director/animator Solomon W. Jagwe reviewed Reallusion’s new Motion LIVE mocap platform, and how it helped him achieve multiple animation goals within a short time, all within the confines of a limited budget!

Solomon used a Perception Neuron 2.0 motion capture suit together with an iPhone X as motion capture hardware by simultaneously connecting them with iClone. This gave Solomon the freedom to act out the different parts of his characters, while creating banks of animations that he can could later reuse for his new, animated children’s TV series – The Adventures of Nkoza & Nankya

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Reallusion Partners with Renderosity

Transforming Daz and Poser content for Games, AR, VR & Animation

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Game development can be a long and painful process, especially for indie game developers with limited budget and manpower. Reallusion has partnered with Renderosity, the well-known online 3D art community,  providing a new go-to gaming solution for the DAZ & Poser community. Reallusion Character Creator 3 (CC3) is a full character creation solution that Renderosity members can utilize to import and unify their Daz and Poser content for real-time animation and game design.

Today Renderosity announces the integration of  Reallusion Character Creator 3 and iClone 7 within the Renderosity community. The partnership elevates Renderosity vendor content to a new level for inclusion in animation and games. In support of Reallusion’s debut, the Renderosity community will provide a series of the free tutorials on turning Daz & Poser content into game assets with CC3, a tailored software bundle, and dedicated area on the Renderosity forum.

Visit Renderosity for more information-http://bit.ly/2PwZefF

Freelancer 3D Artist for Unreal Engine and Unity Asset Store joins Reallusion iClone Marketplace

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Next Level 3D – Yuri

I’m a freelancer 3D artist that specializes in creating different kinds of models (mainly environments and props).

I’ve been making assets for the Unreal Engine Marketplace and the Unity Asset Store for about 3 years now. In all my works I try to create the best quality/price combinations, with accessibility to a wide range of developers.

 

Character Creator 3 releases with ZBrush, Daz3D, Iray and InstaLOD workflow

A Universal 3D Character Creation Platform for Animation, Game, AR and VR

 

Reallusion delivers Character Creator 3 Pipeline (CC3) and Iray Render Plug-in. A breakthrough in universal character creation, connecting industry-standard character solutions into one system for 3D character generation, rendering and gamification.

CC3 is a dynamic character creation system with a process to choose a highly-morphable base, morph and shape face and body, mix morphs, choose clothing, accessories and rapidly design stylized or realistic 3D characters, already set up for face and body animation.

The latest features added to Character Creator 3 include a quad-based mesh, ZBrush compatibility with GoZ, subdivision and gamification with InstaLOD, along with Iray rendering. CC3 also connects industry-leading sources for 3D character content from external 3D libraries thanks to the Transformer feature, a tool to automatically convert Daz Genesis, Poser M4 / V4, and HiveWire assets from vast content libraries, into animation-ready characters for use in iClone or other 3D applications.  

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Iray renders in Character Creator 3 by Kevin Seidle

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State-of-the-art rendering comes to CC3 with the Iray Render Plug-in. Achieve a photo-realistic, cinematic look-and-feel with Iray, by using common film-look presets and custom controls. Produce impressive visuals with an interactive renderer that allows users to move lights, cameras and more, in real-time during progressive rendering.