NYC Production & Post News reviewer Joe Herman gives iClone 7 a thorough review.
The review goes through iClone 7’s significant new features, including PBR rendering, Global illumination(GI), Motion Capture and real camera systems.
“Reallusion’s iClone 7 is a unique and multi-faceted application that allows you to quickly get started in character animation without having to worry too much about modeling your characters or props from scratch, thanks to its extensive libraries and advanced character morphing abilities. “
– Joe Herman / Filmmaker, Artist, Post Production Specialist
“Directors and filmmakers will find iClone 7 to be a great pre-visualization tool, especially with the new real camera system while artists and animators will appreciate the advanced new PBR rendering engine with advanced features such as Global Illumination and Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion. “
– Joe Herman / Filmmaker, Artist, Post Production Specialist
Thanks to Ars Technica’s senior reporter Jennifer Ouellette who featured Replica, the new science fiction film starring Keanu Reeves. Catch the behind-the-scenes story on how iClone was used to bring sci-fi VFX to life.
They interviewed Executive Producer James Dodson on how he got big-studio effects on a modest budget.
“Maya is expensive and can quickly eat up a production budget just in the design and pre-visualization stages. A single four-minute pre-viz sequence can cost $350,000 or more. That’s why Replicas Executive Producer James Dodson brought in a cheaper alternative for those early stages: iClone, a suite of animation software tools frequently used by game developers.”
Fxguide.com, vfx industry pro Mike Seymour recently talked with James Dodson, Executive Producer of REPLICAS, about the film and use of iClone for previz, mocap and postviz. Dodson shares the cost-savings, added-value and flexibility iClone provided to the director and production crew. Know more about Keanu Reeves’ direct involvement with the production, beyond the script, and more in this story on how iClone was used by the filmmakers from fxguide.
The team used iClone in the production of Replicas in three ways: 1. James Martin and John Martin led the previz team in visualising some of the action sequences such as the car crash in iClone. 2. There was also conceptual work around the AR infographics that Keanu’s character manipulates, that needed the software for the interaction to work onscreen. 3. Finally in post-production, iClone was invaluable in animating the robot when it gains consciousness.
“…the benefit is in how inexpensive and accessible tools, such as iClone, are able to, democratize the entire process of motion capture and real time rendering – I am just addicted to previsualisation, and the level of quality and detail we can do for a few hundred dollars and still have studio quality results is incredible.”
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