Reallusion Cartoon Animator Innovates 2D Characters

360 Head Creator Turns 2D Art to 3D Animation

Reallusion reveals 360 Head Creator, a new character design feature for 2D animation software Cartoon Animator 4. Cartoon Animator (formerly CrazyTalk Animator) is known for its quick results combined with pro features for the easiest approach and workflow since 2008.  Cartoon Animator 4 will release in April 2019 with Smart IK, 3D Head Creator and Live performance capture (webcam facial mocap), all new tools to elevate 2D animation production.

Cartoon Animator 4 breaks through the limitations of 2D Art, and delivers a practical way for 2D animators to create characters with advanced animation along with vivid expressions. The 360 evolution streamlines the workflow for Head Creation, Expression Setup, and directly to the animation core with face key editing, puppeteering, and the timeline system.

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CGSociety: Reallusion Tools Power REPLICAS Movie

We are thrilled to share that CGSociety.com featured Reallusion Innovative Techniques in Keanu Reeves’ latest sci-fi thriller REPLICAS.  

CGSociety interviewed REPLICAS executive producer James Dodson and VFX artist James Martin, with a behind-the-scenes of the REPLICAS’s Film production. Read how Reallusion‘s ecosystem of tools drove the innovative previz, motion capture and postvis techniques at the heart of the REPLICAS movie.

Reallusion Partners with Renderosity

Transforming Daz and Poser content for Games, AR, VR & Animation

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Game development can be a long and painful process, especially for indie game developers with limited budget and manpower. Reallusion has partnered with Renderosity, the well-known online 3D art community,  providing a new go-to gaming solution for the DAZ & Poser community. Reallusion Character Creator 3 (CC3) is a full character creation solution that Renderosity members can utilize to import and unify their Daz and Poser content for real-time animation and game design.

Today Renderosity announces the integration of  Reallusion Character Creator 3 and iClone 7 within the Renderosity community. The partnership elevates Renderosity vendor content to a new level for inclusion in animation and games. In support of Reallusion’s debut, the Renderosity community will provide a series of the free tutorials on turning Daz & Poser content into game assets with CC3, a tailored software bundle, and dedicated area on the Renderosity forum.

Visit Renderosity for more information-http://bit.ly/2PwZefF

Character Creator 3 releases with ZBrush, Daz3D, Iray and InstaLOD workflow

A Universal 3D Character Creation Platform for Animation, Game, AR and VR

 

Reallusion delivers Character Creator 3 Pipeline (CC3) and Iray Render Plug-in. A breakthrough in universal character creation, connecting industry-standard character solutions into one system for 3D character generation, rendering and gamification.

CC3 is a dynamic character creation system with a process to choose a highly-morphable base, morph and shape face and body, mix morphs, choose clothing, accessories and rapidly design stylized or realistic 3D characters, already set up for face and body animation.

The latest features added to Character Creator 3 include a quad-based mesh, ZBrush compatibility with GoZ, subdivision and gamification with InstaLOD, along with Iray rendering. CC3 also connects industry-leading sources for 3D character content from external 3D libraries thanks to the Transformer feature, a tool to automatically convert Daz Genesis, Poser M4 / V4, and HiveWire assets from vast content libraries, into animation-ready characters for use in iClone or other 3D applications.  

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Iray renders in Character Creator 3 by Kevin Seidle

Interactive Iray Rendering

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State-of-the-art rendering comes to CC3 with the Iray Render Plug-in. Achieve a photo-realistic, cinematic look-and-feel with Iray, by using common film-look presets and custom controls. Produce impressive visuals with an interactive renderer that allows users to move lights, cameras and more, in real-time during progressive rendering.

First Impressions of Character Creator 3

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Character Creator 3 is poised to be the 3D avatar generator tool of the industry! Starting from v3, Character Creator will turn into a stand-alone character generator to fulfill the multi-faceted demands of our user-base in the realm of AR/VR, game, and animation production.

Check out this first impressions video from Closed Beta users who have had the chance to test drive this amazing new tool!

First Look: DAZ to Character Creator 3

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Transforming Daz 3D characters into Character Creator 3

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Reallusion is nearing the release of Character Creator 3 and new details of character import and pipeline features have some hefty possibilities for content creators of Daz 3D characters. The new Character Creator 3 Transformer tool converts Daz Genesis and M4, V4 FBX content to the Character Creator 3 character system, ready for face and full-body animation, and able to be optimized for games with multiple LOD.

Reallusion has provided a sneak peek of the new content conversion tools that transform Daz 3D and HiveWire characters into Character Creator and iClone. We’ve asked Reallusion some questions to know more about this new process for the content communities.

Reallusion Character Creator 3 and InstaLOD partner to optimize game character design

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Game design has many challenges and Reallusion is set to simplify the game character design process with Character Creator 3. Reallusion has partnered with InstaLOD and now includes automatic optimization of 3D characters with features for polygon optimization, material merging, and remeshing.  Seamlessly offers PC, Mobile, and VR game developers a total creation-to-gamification, character creation solution. Build characters for use in game engines as high-detail PBR and best in-game visual experience for Unity and Unreal with Character Creator 3.

CC 3 is launching in September and includes InstaLOD. Pre-order is available now with special savings.

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Character Creator 3 interactive preview with Unity

Download the game sample and experience Character Creator 3 in Unity.

Download Unity Sample here