Creating Interactive Vehicles and Animations for iClone 7

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by Adolf Navarro (Antareus Ltd)

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Adolf worked on computer programming and technical 3D modelling until six years ago, when he started writing graphic novels and creating 3D animations.

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iClone stands out as being the most accessible and easy-to-learn 3D animation application — but that doesn’t mean it’s not professionally powerful. On the contrary, it’s filled with clever features that make complex animation hyper easy!

Also, iClone’s latest version has boosted the quality of its renders, including PBR materials, Image Based Lighting with HDR pictures, and Global Illumination, and because of this, it has motivated us to start creating models of vehicles for iClone, that not just look good, but that thanks to the improved render features, help people with their animations.

So I included features like emissive materials or parts that can be manipulated individually. Objects like the doors, the steering wheel, the gear level, and the pedals are all interactive sub-props that can be rotated or reached by the characters of a scene. Helping to create convincing driving animations.

In addition, the 4 Wheel structure provided by Reallusion’s Physics Toolbox, allows one to actually drive the vehicles over the iClone terrains while recording their motions in real-time. It facilitates the animation of the vehicles, as the spinning of the wheel are automatically synchronized with the motion of the car, depending on its speed, while it follows the slopes and irregularities of the terrain.

This is an overview tutorial of the pipeline I followed to create these models and how they can be easily animated in iClone.

iClone and the Making of the Mood Indigo Music Video by Jason J. Brown

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Behind-the-Scenes

Jason J. Brown is a digital media specialist and 3D artist that produces digital content such as animated graphics for television and video projections for musical theater companies.

He also produces workshops specializing in shooting, editing, and greenscreen. Jason  uses animation, robotics and projections to produce work for musical theatres and nightclubs. He has made many YouTube tutorials outlining his digital techniques– particularly for iClone and HitFilm Ultimate.

Animate an Anime Character with Photoshop and CrazyTalk Animator

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Take an Anime character drawing and create an animation with CrazyTalk Animator 3.

This tutorial was written by Mark Diaz

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Have you ever wondered how you can create a simple animation with cool characters?

Maybe something to use for a video game, app or for a dramatic scene. Well, in this tutorial you will learn how to take an image of a character (it can be the one provided or one of your own), split it into the different body parts, create a rig and animate it easily using CrazyTalk Animator 3.

5 Tips to Quickly make Photoshop Character Animations

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Bring your characters to life with ease with CrazyTalk Animator 3.1.

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Photoshop designers have all the tools to create amazing characters, but when you want to get those characters moving, the process of going from design to animation can be a little daunting. This is where Reallusion’s 2D animation software CrazyTalk Animator 3.1 (CTA) excels. With specialized Photoshop templates designed to make humans, creatures, talking heads and much more, you can quickly animate PSD characters, saving valuable set-up time. Here are five top tips for getting the most out of this powerful software.

Create Clothing & PBR Materials For Characters

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Use 3ds Max, 3D-Coat, Character Creator and iClone to improve your characters

 

PBR materials give an extra realism aspect to your models. Here, I will show you a pipeline to create a human character and all their clothes texturized using PBR materials. The goal is to obtain a very realistic model of a clothed soldier while keeping a reasonable number of polygons, making it available to fast render animations or video games.

Star Wars Fan Film DIY Guide iClone 3D with HitFilm VFX

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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.

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