Reallusion and Michigan State University announced a strategic partnership this month and launched with a special event at the MSU College of Arts and Sciences joining the Smithsonian Latino Center for a two-day Cultural Digi Summit. Michigan State School of Journalism, Animation and Immersive Realities professor, Stacey Fox invited Reallusion to take part in the Smithsonian Latino Center’s Cultural Digi Summit to present and demonstrate 2D & 3D character creation and animation tools for generating culturally diverse digital characters.
Reallusion is back after attending this year’s Comic Con event at the Javits Center in New York city. The convention projected to have over 167,000 guests, making it the largest Comic Con event up to date!
New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. The show hosted the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Along with Panels and Autograph Sessions that gave Fans a chance to interact with their favorite Creators. The event’s screening rooms featured sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit big and small screens.
After two months of intensive work and sharing, Reallusion and Polycount announce that the iClone 2016 3D Character Design Contest has finally come to an end with dozens of incredible character entries that have helped rewrite the 3D character design rules.
3D character design has proven to be one of the most challenging tasks for 3D artists, as creating fully animatable 3D characters often requires a multidisciplinary team. To address this Reallusion provided contestants with the iClone Character Creator tool, one of the most versatile 3D character solutions that has changed the character design workflow through a creation system that includes fast avatar slider morphing, free-to-dress capabilities, fully rigged face and body animation, along with multiple accessory usage for unlimited possibilities in one free, easy to use application.
Through great efforts Reallusion is honored to have joined forces with some of the best partners in the industry, allowing us to put forward amazing 3D design synergies to all would-be participants through generous prizes offered by an all-star list of contest sponsors. So let’s give a round of applause to all the winners and contestants, of the iClone 2016 3D Character Design Contest!
A Brand New Way for Character Creation
Hosted by real-time animation industry pioneer – Reallusion, the 2016 3D Character Design Contest encourages 3D artists from the world to discover and exploit one of the most versatile 3D character creation solutions that the industry has ever seen. Best of all is that Reallusion is currently giving away this character creation system to all would-be participants for the reminder of the event. At the moment, the contest is in its last call as there are only a couple of weeks to win over $10,000 in prizes.
Microsoft, in cooperation with @Mobacap have gathered the best in southern VR during events held in Atlanta and Miami in May and June. Over 300 attendees experienced VR games and visualizations from start-up and AAA game and video production teams. The Microsoft Innovation Centers in Atlanta and Miami provide start-up and incubator spaces to help in launching businesses and projects where the environment is highly collaborative and that is what’s on display so well during intoxicating VR. The teams and VR experiences are part of a community of creators innovating in VR and that have teamed up with Microsoft to showcase and share VR innovation on a local level with outreach to connect the area’s key business, artist and technical people during a night VR, drinks and lots of WOWS!
Panel discussion – How to Develop Previs in Asia?
Reallusion participated at the grand annual CG event at Asia- SIGGRAPH ASIA 2015, held in Kobe, Japan on November 2nd-5th. Cristopher Chen, Vice President of Reallusion, as one of the founding director of the PREVISUALIZATION SOCIETY ASIA, lead a panel discussion in SIGGRAPH with the topic – “How to Develop PreVis in Asia?” with 4 other speakers on November 4th.
Previs is one of the most important techniques to support the film making process
iClone Character Creator is the new and exciting tool that iCloners everywhere are using to create unlimited combinations of body shapes, morphs, sizes and unique facial features. In the short time that it has been out, its no wonder why so many users are praising its huge potential for 3D animation, and video game development. Even media outlets have already started sharing their positive views on the tool.
“Using Character Creator you have 100% authority over body type, ethnicity and cosmetics.” ~ Microfilmmaker Magazine review
Based on this new excitement, the Reallusion social media team has been periodically running Facebook Mini Events to encourage users to use the tool to win software prizes. The September Mini Event ran with the Celebrity Creator contest, where users applied their best skills to create a celebrity look-alike character.
For October, we had a Halloween Monster Creator event that saw lots of great monster entries! Let’s take a look at some of those amazing contest submissions.
Since last month’s surprise launch of the iClone Character Creator, iClone users have been amazed by this realistic, easy-to-use, creation tool. Prompting hundreds of amazing characters in just under one month by the creative hands of iCloners!
Based on this enthusiastic reception, the Reallusion social media team decide to promote a small online event on Facebook to encourage users to best create a celebrity look-alike character to share with the rest of the community.