Geoffrey James, the contributing editor for Inc.com, author and professional speaker, recently posted an article on Inc.com sharing his observations on real-time animation technology that will massively transform how movies and animated videos are made.
Reallusion’s iClone is proud to be mentioned as one of the pioneers of real-time animation technology alongside Unreal game engines. Based on Geoffrey’s research and experiences there are five areas where 3D real-time animation is disrupting established practices and establishing new markets.
Industry sectors like: Low-cost CGI and VFX Footage for Feature Film, Deep Pre-Visualization to Reduce Film Production Costs, Television Studios Located in Virtual Reality, Independently Produced Animated Features and Trade Show Kickoff videos.
For example, the latest Hollywood movie Replicas applies iClone real-time animation as a Previsualization tool to reduce production costs.
“Keanu Reeves used the iClone 3D animation software to reduce the shooting budget for his recently released film Replicas. Replicas is heavy on mixed live action and effects, which would have been prohibitively expensive if shot using traditional methods.”
– Geoffrey James / Columnist, Animator, Best-Selling Author
DAZ User Harnesses Character Animation with iClone
CGSociety covers the story on how indie filmmaker/3D artist – Solomon W. Jagwe created his solo film NaEEXUS in 30 days by using DAZ3D Content and Character Creator 3 (CC3).
“I was able to create the film in the space of 1 month. This was made possible by the awesome 3D models and characters, that I used from the DAZ3D marketplace which are very well textured and rigged. I didn’t have to model any of the characters or environments. The character animation was made possible by the iClone Motion Live and iPhone Face Mocap plugins, together with Character Creator 3 (CC3).”
2018 was a great year for us at Reallusion, as it saw the maturation of iClone’s Motion LIVEmocap platform, along with the much anticipated release of Character Creator 3 for indie game developers, movie filmmakers, AR / VR creators, and animators alike.
Here is a flashback of all the best showcase stories from 2018 !
Reallusion will soon release Cartoon Animator 4, the next iteration of the easy to learn, professional, 2d animation studio software, CrazyTalk Animator.
To learn more about the new program, the 2D animation specialist David Arandle to talk about some of its new features and how they will benefit his workflow. So without further delay, we’re going to turn things over to Arandle and let him tell you all about Cartoon Animator 4…
Thanks to TECKWOK for reviewing the Reallusion Cloud Animator service.
Reviewer Lazslo Nákovics introduces Cloud Animator in a very comprehensive way, while sharing some of his comments:
“Cloud Animator is a very exciting solution for home users, private entrepreneurs and even for home SMEs, as it allows you to create interactive animations in an easily digestible way. “ – Laszlo Nákovics
“Cloud Animator is very convenient, easy-to-use and a versatile online animation tool. And since it’s free for work, it’s definitely worth trying!” – Laszlo Nákovics
Reviewer Mike Sherwood is a specialist in human modelling and animation, 3D artist. Here are some of his comments on Reallusion’s iPhone LIVE FACE Mocap solution –
“I’ve used many different facial mocap systems over the years, marker-based and markerless, and while none are perfect, the iPhone X/LIVE FACE approach is remarkably stable and easy to use straight away.”
“The tracking is quite robust and even covers cheek expansion – something I haven’t seen with other markerless systems.”
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.
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.
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 Xas 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.