I started making videos since 2002. It was around the time that independent filmmakers were realising that the internet was a good way to share their stories.
Over the years, I’ve seen some excellent films and wanted to try it for myself. Unfortunately, I didn’t know anyone who was willing to be in front of a camera, nor did I actually have a camera. So I turned to animation and I was able to enlist online friends who lived too far away to do anything live action but who were interested in voice acting. I also helped run the Machinima Expo for 8 years.
“iClone 7 represents a huge leap in features that take iClone to a whole new level for professional production workflows. Studios have long dreamed of an animation platform with integrated performance capture, procedural animation and pipeline scripting in a package that also delivers stunning visual quality in real-time. Add in flexible integration with 3rd party software and game engines and you have a tour de force that is unmatched the in industry. Delivering on features like real-time GI with reflections, full PBR workflow and viewport rendering, HBAO+ and Shadow Mattes all bring the level of realism to the render to unprecedented levels. (continued…)
“The Pro Facial Animation system is a huge win for me as a Faceware user. It is by far the best integration of Faceware I have seen in any package. Combined with the new face keying you have a powerful combination to deliver truly professional results. The Morph system is incredible and really frees the artist to do some truly impressive animation that was just not possible before. Camera workflow and python scripting now mean iClone can seat nicely into existing studio pipelines easily. Last but not least, curves. The curve editor means the artist now has the choice for real-time, procedural, or true hand key frames animation or combos of all three with absolutely no limitations.” – Jeff Jasper
“The fact that Reallusion have pulled all this off in a single release is truly amazing and I am super excited for the future of iClone.”
I was born a long time ago. A few decades later I graduated as a Film and Television director. After that I was spent my life waiting for a tool that would give me the luxury of avoiding work with living creatures, and let me become a one-man film making crew.
Then came a real-time animation software and my waiting days came to an end…
Discover how iClone and HitFilm combine to create 3D animation, 3D models, and video editing capabilities…
iClone and HitFilm combine with outstanding results for incorporating 3D animation, 3D models, and video editing. Here are the top 5 reasons I’ve found to use iClone and HItFilm together as a power-duo for 3D and video VFX.
iClone is a powerful 3D animation software, that stands out by being affordable, very intuitive and user-friendly. It has a surprisingly short learning curve, and it really boosts the performance of any animation process, allowing us to achieve spectacular results without the need of expensive and complicated resources.
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.
Learn how to use HitFilm in conjunction with iClone to take the visual effects in your animation to the next level…
HitFilm provides a wealth of masterable effects for films. Combining footage from iClone with editing in HitFilm can enhance a rendered clip with excellent effects, color grading and more. HitFilm and iClone enable video veterans or first-time filmmakers with tools that can accomplish a variety of satisfying shots with minimal complication.
iClone is a great piece of 3D software for creating animated films, but there are times when you’ll want to add some additional effects to really bring your scenes to life. Fortunately, HitFilm makes that easy and I’m here to show you how.
Award-winning animator Damien Valentine uses Reallusion’s iClone6, Perception Neuron and Axis Neuron to create motion captured “Star Wars” animation…
Perception Neuron from Noitom is a great piece of hardware that finally makes motion capture affordable for home users and small studios. They’ve recently joined forces with Reallusion to bring mocap to iClone, and I’ve been putting it to good use in my upcoming project, Star Wars: Imperials.
This guide will show you how to use it and get the best possible results for your videos. We’ll be covering how to put the suit on, configuring the Axis Neuron software, and how to clean up the animations within iClone. There will be some useful tips that can further enhance your mocap performance as well.