Reallusion updates 2D animation software, CrazyTalk Animator 3.1 with specialized Photoshop templates to easily setup and save PSD character designs as fully auto-rigged CrazyTalk Animator characters. CrazyTalk Animator PSD character animation tools allow any artist to create characters in Photoshop (or PSD layer compatible tools) that can come to life with lip-sync, bone animation and morphing. You can save valuable setup time and quickly animate PSD characters directly from Photoshop using PSD templates designed to make human biped, quadruped, talking heads and more!
Reallusion, the leader in real-time development tools launches Character Creator (CC) 2.0 featuring enhanced visual quality for 3D characters with industry standard PBR shaders, Image Based Lighting options, and a new Substance Material Generator to dynamically design high-quality 3D characters and appearances.
From the beginning, the free Character Creator tool innovated the character design process for 3D fully rigged characters with face and body slider morphs, interchangeable outfits, custom clothing design, facial lip syncing, character animation, content ecosystem and 3rd party export support.
The new Character Creator 2.0 (CC 2) comes with updated visuals for industry standard PBR shaders, allowing users to import PBR textures made with 3D paint tools like; Substance Painter, 3D Coat, or Quixel. Users can now export their Character Creator assets to iClone 7, Unreal, Unity, or Sketchfab with the same PBR visual quality.
VIDEO: Character Creator 2.0 – Brings Ultra-realism to everyday 3D Characters
CrazyTalk Animator 3 (CTA3) demystifies animation for anyone with new character design, scene building, and character motion tools to create studio-level 2D animation results on PC and Mac. Open the door to 2D animation for beginners and quicken the process for pros with innovative character templates, valuable motion libraries, a powerful 2D bone rig editor, face puppeteering, and audio lip-syncing tools to give users unparalleled control when animating 2D talking characters for videos, web, games, apps, and presentations.
VIDEO: CrazyTalk Animator 3 – The One-for-All 2D Animation Software
New iClone 6.5 Adds Real-time 3D Animation for VR Experiences
New VR-ready content creation comes to iClone 6.5 with 360 video for 3D animation. Go beyond standard video rendering and transform any camera inside iClone 3D scenes into a full 360 camera. iClone 6.5 static or animated cameras have 360 Panoramic mode enabling video renders that upload and share online via YouTube or Facebook. VR headset owners from HTC Vive, Google Cardboard, Gear VR, Oculus Rift and more can create VR-ready content for 360 Video using iClone and their head-mounted display of choice to create and view content quickly and with no coding required. The iClone 6.5 VR-ready features include the ability to import custom 3D content or use one of the thousands of available 3D content packs from the Reallusion content store. iClone 6.5 is a complete real-time environment to create and animate 3D characters, props, cameras, visual effects and now fully immersive 360 videos.
User-Generated VR Content and Experiences
iClone VR-Ready 3D Characters and Animation for Unity and Unreal VR
The iClone 6.5 animation pipeline, 3DXchange 6.5 and Character Creator 1.5 all combine for a trio of tools for VR content creators. Quick character creation and animation with iClone will provide fast content creation for the people or characters needed to inhabit VR environments as main characters with lip sync and animation or simply as extras to fill the 3D scene with an ambient crowd. The iClone content is VR-ready for game engines like Unity and Unreal. Create characters in iClone Character Creator to morph a custom character for a game or movie and animate the characters in iClone to add voice, mocap or animation. The iClone pipeline delivers an FBX file with character and animation ready for use in a 3D VR game or simulation.
The VR-Ready 360 video is available now and is included with iClone 6.5 PRO.
Reallusion releases the new Character Creator 1.5. Character Creator 1.5 innovates the character design process with 3D, animation-ready and fully rigged characters, custom clothing in a fast process for sculptors. The iClone Character Creator is a base mesh that generates humanoid characters and offers extensive customization via sliders and morph tools for face and body to create a 3D character that is pre-rigged for animation. New features for FBX, Clothing design, ZBrush, Marvelous Designer and more inside Character Creator 1.5 offer tools for 3D artists, animators, and sculptors to painlessly design fully featured 3D characters. Character Creator is a free companion tool for iClone 6 Pro.
What’s the best go-to tool for easy 3D character creation?
3D expert Rob Redman points out that character creation is often a whopping project as it involves modeling a character from scratch, fixing textures, skins, generating and adjusting map channels, not to mention the meticulous task of rigging full body characters which can all be daunting and exhausting.
But… Rob has found an alternative and option for creating the fastest 3D characters that require no modelling nor rigging. A tool that can be quickly learned by a beginner, while being powerful enough for any 3D expert. This option comes in the form of the iClone Character Creator tool. Which by the way, is 100% free.
Reallusion announces the launch of a 3D compositing solution for everyday video editors – the iClone 3D Video Compositing Studio pack. The bundle features real-time animation for virtual newsrooms, dynamic 3D video montage, 3D layering effects & transparent videos inside Reallusion’s iClone 6. The company has collaborated with leading visual effects provider – Digital Juice®, to offer popular video assets in one complete package at a competitive price.