Character Creator 3 Tutorial – Exporting CC3 Base Characters to Unity

Character Creator 3 (CC3) is centered to complete the 3D game character pipeline for the game dev industry. Indie game devs can now add highly optimized game character base for mobile, AR and VR developers; while also integrating InstaLOD’s model and material optimization technologies to generate game-ready characters that are animatable on-the-fly with multiple LOD outputs. 

But how do we export CC3 characters to game engines like Unity? Especially when some characters have many material textures.

German indie game studio uses Character Creator with UE4 to recreate friends inside Steam game

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Philipp Reichling

My name is Phil, I am 30 years old and I from Germany. As long as I can remember, I have always used Computers, since DOS. (of course the main reason was to play video games.) I don’t remember when was the first time I tried to change something in a game, but I remember that I was young  and I was hooked even though I failed at many modding projects.

I decided to study 3D modelling for about 1.5 years. Eventually I started working on our game – Photonic Distress after meeting my colleague Irakli Gagnidze on the UE4 Marketplace. We checked YouTube videos and we saw a Character Creator (CC) video. As tired as we were, we decided to risk it and we bought Character Creator and iClone 7. It took us a while to get the results we wanted, but finally our game was filled with CC Characters!

“I was not happy with the final character results of Mixamo Fuse because the faces weren’t unique enough. Then we discovered Character Creator.” – Philipp Reichling

Solo Game Developer becomes Overnight Sensation with Guts & Glory

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Jedediah “HakJak” Steen

Jedediah “HakJak” Steen is a solo game developer, striving to live a life-long dream of making games for a living. He started HakJak Productions part-time in 2015, while finishing up college courses, working a full-time job and raising a family.

When his first project, Guts and Glory, went viral on YouTube, he took a leap of faith to work on the project full-time. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, signing with publisher TinyBuild, and many updates later, the game recently launched on Steam’s Early Access platform to let the community help shape the future of the project.

When he’s not writing code, creating art, or consuming too much coffee, he can be found spending time with his family of five, spoiling his dogs or, of course, playing video games.

Invader Studios, HakJak Games and Vassago Studios Reveal Game Character Creation & Animation Solution

 

MainBanner_1920x1080_finalGame developers face constant challenges to deliver their game from concept to commercialization and some have chosen the Reallusion iClone character creation and animation solution to get their title to market faster and help to keep their studio on budget.

Featured game developers using Reallusion’s character and facial animation tools include; Invader Studios, HakJak Games, Vassago Studios and more featuring Unreal Engine, Unity and CRYENGINE.

*Check out some of the real-life stories below on how Reallusion’s new Game Character standards have empowered indie studios and solo game developers alike.

Invader Studios officially confirms iClone Faceware Facial Mocap technology for Daymare: 1998

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12/12/2017 Rome, ITA – Invader Studios from Italy, is an independent software house located in the Roman countryside. The company was officially founded in July 2016 by a group of young and ambitious game developers. The core team is made of more than 10 professionals with external collaborators working remotely from different regions.

After the worldwide resonance of our Resident Evil 2 unofficial remake, and our meeting and support from Capcom Ltd. in Osaka, Japan we at Invader Studios are currently working on our first cinematographic survival horror IP developed with the Unreal Engine 4 titled: Daymare: 1998, which is planned to be released in 2018 on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.

Today, Invader Studios would like to announce that thanks to Reallusion’s Faceware Realtime for iClone Facial Mocap, Daymare: 1998 will be more cinematographic than ever as this animation technology has enabled us to streamline the production of our first, third person survival horror IP.

Watch Video: Invader Studios uses iClone Faceware Facial Mocap

Indie Studio uses iClone & Character Creator in CryEngine Darkness Anomaly Horror Game

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Vassago Studios was founded in 2014 by Roman Perezogin, who has been working independently with his own funds in this one-man studio, where he has utilized iClone and its Character Creator tool to meet deadlines and funding for the game.

In 2015 the production of the first Vassago Studios title “Darkness Anomaly” started with the creation of a playable demo which tapped into the CRYENGINE INDIE DEVELOPMENT FUND –  a grant program for the indie dev teams doing work with CRYENGINE.

The aim of the campaign was to test the atmosphere of CRYENGINE for a horror game. In 2016, preparations for the campaign began, bringing insights to whether there is interest in the game idea for Steam – Valve’s digital distribution platform. After only 3 days, Darkness Anomaly ranked 10th of all submitted projects.

“Creating beautiful, highly-detailed NPCs in hours, and letting them come alive in the CRYENGINE was never so easy before! We are very lucky to have found the iClone software for indie devs.” – Roman Perezogin

 

Chad Schoonover, animator – Digital Domain, House of Moves & The Third Floor – Unreal Game Character Tutorial

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“Creating game characters and animation is a snap for Unreal.  There’s lots of tools out there for animation, but iClone 7 just does it a bit faster and the characters look great inside the real-time PBR viewport while I’m animating.”

Learn how to create and animate game characters for the Unreal engine UE4 with iClone.

PDFChad Schoonover’s 10 video tutorial series will show the process to create and animate Character Creator characters for iClone, motion editing in Motion Builder and iClone compared and preparing characters for export to Unreal.

The entire process workflow is documented by Chad, just as he has documented the process for animation studio teams he has lead.  Chad uses screenshots to detail the path to Unreal from iClone. Download PDF here. Reallusion_CC2iC2UE4

Playlist of 10 videos including an introduction.

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Popular YouTuber does Gaming, Comedy, Tutorials with Real-time Software

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Ron Gonzalez (Sparckman)

Hi, I’m Ron Gonzalez and I seem to be living two lives, in one life I’m a part-time college instructor – I teach graphic arts, web development and animation, I’m married, I have two kids, I pay my taxes and I help older ladies to cross the road.

And the other life – I am an indie game developer where I go by the Alias hacker Sparckman, underground-cyber bot super hero, with one objective and that is to free indie game developers from evil coding by using new generation tools to build quicker, faster, better apps, and games.