AR POST: Creating 3D Characters and Animations for Augmented Reality Children’s Book

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Brian Haberlin the co-founder of Anomaly Productions, shares his experience on AR Post.com, on how their team incorporated Reallusion’s iClone 7 and Character Creator 3 into their AR pipeline for their new “first-person”, augmented reality book – Creative Creature Catcher.

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Creative Creature Catcher is a beautifully painted, enamoring book where Captain Malcolm Taylor reads to your children, while creatures pop out of the pages, interact with them, play games, and learn all about the creatures through a mobile app that adds a whole new level of engagement, problem solving, and activity for your child.

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Post Magazine Review: Reallusion’s Motion LIVE mocap platform

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Independent film director/animator Solomon W. Jagwe reviewed Reallusion’s new Motion LIVE mocap platform, and how it helped him achieve multiple animation goals within a short time, all within the confines of a limited budget!

Solomon used a Perception Neuron 2.0 motion capture suit together with an iPhone X as motion capture hardware by simultaneously connecting them with iClone. This gave Solomon the freedom to act out the different parts of his characters, while creating banks of animations that he can could later reuse for his new, animated children’s TV series – The Adventures of Nkoza & Nankya

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3D World Highly Commended Award for iPhone X Face Mocap: LIVE FACE for iClone

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The iPhone X Face Mocap: LIVE FACE for iClone just won the Highly Commended Award for software on 3D World Magazine’s 2018 December issue; receiving a score of  4 out of 5.

Reviewer Mike Sherwood is a 3D artist specialist in human modeling and animation. Here are some of his review quotes:


“The iPhone X/ LIVE FACE approach is remarkably stable and easy to use ‘out of the box’.
It is a stable, efficient and easy-to-use facial mocap approach, and a practical addition to the animator’s toolbox” 

 

iPhone X Face Mocap – 12 Cool New Pieces Of Animation Tech At SIGGRAPH 2018

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SIGGRAPH 2018 was held in Vancouver on August 12-16, and Reallusion is pleased to be featured by Cartoon Brew as one of the 12 Cool New Pieces of Animation Tech at SIGGRAPH.

Alongside with NVidia’s single GPU for real-time ray tracing,  StarVR’s new headset, A.I. in Allegorithmic’s Substance, Sketchfab’s new way of looking at huge 3d datasets and other industry new tech —  iPhone X Face Mocap was selected as one of the coolest new techs in the show.

iPhone X Face Mocap: iClone LIVE FACE

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Face tracking solutions using smartphones were part of several technologies shown at SIGGRAPH, but one that seemed particularly accessible was Reallusion’s LIVE FACE for iPhone X. When Cartoon Brew tried out LIVE FACE, a 3D character head moved and performed lip sync simply from our facial movements live in front of an iPhone.

–Cartoon Brew Reviewer Ian Failes

Watch The Winning Films In The Reallusion CrazyTalk Animator Contest

 

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After three months, the 2018 “Animation At Work” Contest for CrazyTalk Animator (CTA) has come to a close and the winners have been announced.

The event included participants from all over the world including; marketing specialists, animators, filmmakers, and graphic designers, most of who had little or no previous animation background but who were able to participate thanks to CrazyTalk Animator’s powerful yet user-friendly interface.

The “Animation At Work” entries were grouped into three categories – Comics, Business, and YouTuber categories. For each category, we chose 3 winners along with 3 Honorable Mentions. Over $11,000 in cash prizes was awarded to the winners, in addition to Vegas Pro and Affinity Designer software.

See the main winners below – and then discover for yourself CrazyTalk Animator, a professional, 2d animation studio ideal for animators of all levels.

CrazyTalk Animator Wins TopTenReviews Best 2D Animation Software of 2018

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Best 2D Animation Software of 2018- Best for Motion Capture

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Reallusion is honored to be selected as the Best 2D Animation Software of 2018 – Best for Motion Capture by TopTenReviews.com.

CrazyTalk Animator by Reallusion is great 2D animation software for both artists and those who don’t have drawing skills.The simple tools, motion capture abilities and large library of templates, make this program fun and easy to use whether or not you are an artist. – TopTenReviews / Rebecca Spear

MacWorld Features CrazyTalk Animator 3 LIVE FACE Motion Capture

CrazyTalk Animator 3 LIVE FACE turns an iPhone X into a powerful production tool that anyone can use. This is not only exciting news for animators, but also for Apple/Mac communities.

We are glad to be featured on MacWorld with LIVE FACE news.

 

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Free iPhone X app lets you animate your own 2D character faces, LIVE!

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iPhone X’s exclusive face tracking power was only known for usage with Animojis in Facetime, but now Reallusion’s LIVE FACE app unlocks its full potential by live data streaming facial mocap data to any desktop client.

The new LIVE FACE app live captures facial performances via an iPhone X to create 2D facial animations with CrazyTalk Animator 3 (CTA 3) on a Mac or PC, turning an iPhone X into a powerful production tool that anyone can use. – MacWorld

Photoshop User Magazine’s CrazyTalk Animator 3 Review

CrazyTalk Animator 3 was introduced to Adobe Photoshop users in Photoshop User Magazine, issued by the KelbyOne media group with a full page review.

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Rating score 5 out of 5

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“Animation for anything from presentations to games and goofy YouTube movies is possible with CrazyTalk Animator 3.”  – Photoshop User Magazine

 

“CrazyTalk Animator 3 doesn’t just import PSD files, it also exports them, allowing you to freely post illustrated characters, quickly swap outfits and accessories, and create custom facial expressions.”  – Photoshop User Magazine

 

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http://bit.ly/2uoQ6huCrazyTalk Animator (CTA) is the world’s easiest 2D animation software that enables all levels of users to create professional 2D animations with the least amount of effort. With CTA3, anyone can instantly bring an image, logo, or prop to life and animate 2D characters through a powerful 2D bone rig editor, facial puppets, and audio lip-syncing tools, giving users unparalleled animation control for videos, web, games, apps, and presentations.

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