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Creativebloq: Is this the easiest 2D animation software yet?

Try Cartoon Animator 4 for professional 2D animation design

Clever animation can completely transform a character design. But good animation is difficult to achieve, the software is complex, and in general it’s best left to the experts, right? Wrong. With Cartoon Animator 4, anyone can become an animator. This animation design software is super simple to use, with professional looking results. 

Pablo Munoz Gomez’s Guide to Speed Up ZBrush Character Creation

This article is featured on ArtStation Magazine

Learn the new morph and pose system from Reallusion that works seamlessly with ZBrush and GoZ. 

The new Character Creator ​has the ability to connect with ZBrush using the GoZ plugin to send and receive meshes. This opens up the doors for a very powerful workflow to prototype characters with a high level of detail and with interesting and dynamic poses. You can download a free trial here.

Pablo Munoz Gomez

Character and Concept Artist

Instructor at ZBrushGuides.com

In this article, Pablo gives a walk through of his process for using Character Creator 3 (CC3) and ZBrush to produce a character concept in a pose for real-time rendering.

befores & afters: The Latest in Digital Character Control from Reallusion

Visual effects and Animation journalist Ian Failes was fascinated at SIGGRAPH by Reallusion’s iClone Unreal Live Link and Headshot A.I.

“Reallusion’s iClone is known for being able to drive facial animation of CG characters without using tracking markers. I tried this out at SIGGRAPH 2019, and it was fascinating to watch it all happen in real-time.”

– Ian Failes

Gamasutra: Creating Game Characters for Unreal & Unity Using Reallusion’s Character Creator 3

Insider Tips for Game Character Artists

By Eddie Christian

Game and film characters are always different each time. In game characters you have the added issues of keeping your characters light on their polygon counts while still delivering a pleasing look for the character. Another factor is the creative itself. Does the project call for characters that are hyper-realistic or very stylized? It is a need that changes with each project; sometimes it shifts back and forth within the same project. 

Image courtesy of Eddie Christian

In a big way it matters how prepared your client is. Do they know what they want? Do they know what the character would wear, its personality, what weapons it may use? 

In a perfect world, the writers and concept artists should have all this information for you before you start. But as budgets shrink, directors and producers are making the character artist do more of this. This is where Reallusion shines. Being able to make changes to characters and their wardrobe helps you get ideas to the client quickly. Without these tools you could waste hundreds of hours getting an idea the client likes.

GOZ for Reallusion’s Character Creator 3 (CC3) is a huge time-saver. At any time I can press a single button and see how the character will look with materials, clothing or props. And you can keep using this ability to transfer the mesh all through the sculpting process. I go back and forth constantly tweaking sculpts in ZBrush and doing test renders with Iray in CC3. It allows me to see the final product as I work.

Top Ten Review Online: Review of The Best Animation Software Cartoon Animator 4

Thanks to Top Ten Review Online for giving Cartoon Animator 4 a thorough review.

Here are some interesting quotes from the review:

The Disney type! The very first time that I watched the demonstration, I was dismissed. Nevertheless, the very first time I saw one of my characters in activity, I near fell off my seat with excitement.

So it’s fascinating for me to have the ability to state that I have a grip on the newest 360 Head Character construction nearly instantly, and also had my initial 360 Head Character finished in days of analyzing Cartoon Animator 4.

In short, is Cartoon Animator 4 values your own time and value of money? If you’re a newcomer animator, just beginning, also have an enthusiastic interest animation however do not desire to go bogged down into hundreds of hrs of tutorials and also a chilling learning curve, then and then your response is indeed, due to the fact Cartoon Animator 4 is still simple to end upward and invisibly at a exact brief distance of period .

Read the full review at: https://www.toptenreviews-online.com/best-animation-software/

80 Level: From Lawyer to Unreal-Funded Game Developer

80 Level published Nick Pearce’s amazing story on how he started as a lawyer, and turned full-time game developer.

Here are some interesting quotes from the story-

I was told it would cost thousands of dollars to model and rig each character. I was also told it would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to create facial motion capture animations for each line of dialogue in our game. I began looking at alternative solutions. I was really happy to discover Reallusion’s Character Creator 3 (CC3) and iClone, which have allowed us to create gorgeous character models and animate them for a fraction of the cost of the traditional approach.

– Nick Pearce / Founder & Managing Director of Modern Storyteller

Game development is far more complex and time-consuming than most people can possibly imagine, particularly the process of modelling and rigging believable human characters. Software that can streamline this process, and make your life easier, is invaluable.

– Nick Pearce / Founder & Managing Director of Modern Storyteller

Read the full article at – https://80.lv/articles/from-lawyer-to-unreal-funded-game-developer/?fbclid=IwAR3S8vVU_ptf-IyIlXXGGru4JK-bWn0teTormO0RYRc-uS0rEOZi9FHe8BY

Post Magazine: Reallusion Character Creator 3 Review

Thanks to Post Magazine for covering the Character Creator 3 Review by Kevin Seid.

The most critical benchmark in evaluating this new generation of character creation tools is what they let you do once you have your character ready to go. Again, as with import, Character Creator makes export to Unreal, Unity or whatever custom environment you’re working with, a lot easier than I have experienced in comparable tools. 

– Kevin Seid, 3D Artist & Animator

For animators and filmmakers just entering the industry, Character Creator is an excellent way to produce quick, saleable work and Reallusion has a library of helpful tutorials. For game developers and more seasoned pros, it can be an excellent solution for gaining back time on a project that is in danger of running late or going overbudget. 

– Kevin Seid, 3D Artist & Animator

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