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NASA SEALS – Previz Plus with iClone & Perception Neuron

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“Not that long ago the only filmmaker who got to do this was James Cameron when he made Avatar!”

Jeff Scheetz, Creator

 

NASA SEALS – Previz Plus with iClone & Perception Neuron

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The movie is about a team of Navy Seals and Nasa astronauts working together to rescue the survivors of an alien attack the first major space station.

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Top 3D Filmmaking Reasons for using iClone & HitFilm

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If you have ever created a 3D animated film, or any film for that matter then you know how labor intensive it can be. The planning, the scripting, the editing, the everything! There is so much to take into consideration that we often ask ourselves —

  • What is the fastest way to start?
  • Can a single person do it all?  
  • What tools do I even use?

… just the thought alone is enough to put anyone off from such a production.

The Good News is —  YES, there is a fast way. Yes, you can do it all on your own. And yes, there are tools for all of this.

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How can Adobe users Easily Animate with Thousands of FREE Mixamo Motions and 3D Characters

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If you are a Photoshop artist, a Dreamweaver designer, or an Adobe user with a Creative Cloud membership then we have some awesome news for you as now you can animate 3D characters with thousands of high-quality Mixamo animations for FREE!

…well sort of free because you still need a $9.99 membership. But it really is an all-you-can-eat at the Adobe animation buffet!

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Reallusion attends Smithsonian Latino Center’s Cultural Digi Summit at Michigan State University

 

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dcs.jpgReallusion 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.

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Last Call for the 2016 iClone 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.

Contest Trailer:

 

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iClone – Top 5 Best Uses of iClone in 2015

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For the past 15 years, iClone has been widely used in the world for everything from television programs, 3D film-making, video game development, pre-viz production, special effects, and just about anything.

In 2015, we were happy to see iClone being used in movie trailers, and in independent short films as iClone is a great tool for animators to express their creativity with. The use in the Jimmy Kimmel Live! TV show, and Toei Animation Studios previz show exactly just how far iClone has come, and matured, into a professional animation tool.

Here are our picks for the Top 5 Best uses of iClone in 2015!

Top 1.《The Walk Home》by Steve Cutts

This short film created a great atmosphere about the dark side of a city. Through a boy’s troubled journey across a hostile urban area, he experiences violence, flight, fire, guns, bullets, and in the end… death.

When the boy eventually encounters his own death, he sees all the dead spirits that he faced. It’s like he went through the dark side of humanity, and then suddenly a transformation happened – the evil inside broke through, and the human inside awoke. We chose this film as the best use of iClone in 2015, not just because it’s really well-made, but because of its  deep meaning.

Animator and illustrator Steve Cutts did an excellent job at setting the scene, character animation, story-telling and visual effects.  He created this film in After Effects and Photoshop, with additional 3D elements created in Cinema 4D and iClone.

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CrazyTalk – Top 5 CrazyTalk Animations of 2015

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Turning photos and images into instant talking heads, and talking pets, has been widely popular in animation and film-making since 2000, thanks in part to the first launch of CrazyTalk, the  world’s most popular facial animation software.

Every year, we are amazed to see how CrazyTalk is used globally in so many fun and creative ways, ways that awaken our curiosity and inspiration!

To pay tribute to these awesome CrazyTalk artists, we have selected the Top 5 CrazyTalk animations from 2015. Roll the tape!

Top 1.《Behind closed doors》by Jānis Skulme

Official music video for Olga Korsak’s song – “Behind closed doors”. A professionally made music video where they used CrazyTalk 7 to animate paintings and sculptures.

This CrazyTalk animated video perfectly demonstrates how CrazyTalk is not just a fun tool for creating talking heads and talking avatars, but that it also lends itself to professional and corporate applications with very high quality results that save artists, companies and studios lots of time, money and effort.

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iClone – Top 5 Adventure Animations of 2015

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Since its inception iClone has always been a fan favorite when it comes to creating 3D animated movies, due to its director’s chair perspective on fast and easy storytelling. For this and many other reasons, its no surprise that one can discover many great sci-fi / adventure films made with iClone 3D animation software.

Here we chose the Top 5 Adventure Animations of 2015 to pay tribute to all you adventure artists out there!

Top 1. 《Orphan Chronicles》  by Josh Osborne

When a planned delivery goes wrong, the Orphan and the delivery girl – Eve, discover more than they bargain for, setting the stage for a most entertaining story…

With outstanding cartoon-like characters, a stylized animation style, and fine attention to details this animated movie tops the list as the best iClone Adventure Animation for 2015. Congratulations on an awesome job guys!