NVISION 2008 & DL.TV showcase iClone 3

Nvision iClone ReallusionNVIDIA hosted visual computing and gaming pioneers from across the globe in San Jose, CA this week during NVISION. Displaying a showcase of the best eyecandy in the business, NVISION certainly delivered on the visuals.
Reallusion’s iClone 3 was highlighted as a leading technology inside NVIDIA’s Emerging Company Summit where innovators from 3D graphics, virtual worlds, motion capture and real-time interaction were spotlighted for pushing the frontier of visual computing. Ziff Davis TV (DL.tv) covered the best of NVISION with a look at iClone 3, 3D stereoscopics, gaming, and some killer PC case mods. Nvidia has set the bar for visual computing events, not to mention the fact that a new Guiness World Record was set for the largest/longest LAN party. W00t!
Checkout full show coverage video from DL.TV

UK Pop Star debuts Machinima Music Video


HypoHeretic – an iClone Machinima music video
Hypoheretic is a song by hit UK music artist, Kirsty Hawkshaw.
Kirsty HawkshawKirsty has many chart topping tracks to her credit and currently holds the #2 dance music track in the UK for, ‘Fine Day 2008’. Kirsty is a pioneer in dance and pop music with early success performing with her band Opus III in the 90’s and later singing with electronic superstars: Orbital, Paul Okenfold, BT, DJ Tiesto and more.
http://www.themartinbros.com/borg.html for more information and production notes
Film by John C Martin II, The Martin Bros.
Filmed in real-time 3D with Reallusion iClone 2.5
Edited with Ulead Video Studio 11
Performed by Kirsty Hawkshaw
Song Produced by kirsty hawkshaw and Glen Nicols
Lyrics by kirsty hawkshaw and Alex Mei
The filmmaking process all took place in iClone for the footage generation and then post editing done with Ulead Video Studio 11. The compatibility with Google 3D Warehouse and DAZ 3D models made content collection for models needed in the production much easier using iClone 3DXchange. I detail the models used and a standard filmmaking technique, Matte Painting, in more detail at www.TheMartinbros.com.

Machinimazine! Honor and M.D. McCallum

iClone Filmmaker, M.D. McCallum debuts, ‘Honor’



Honor, is a first in iClone Machinima where M.D. brings his illustrated comic to life through vignettes filmed with iClone.
M.D.’s description: [This is his] teaser from web based machinimazine featuring Medieval characters and episodes. Sponsored by Reallusion.com
Located at: honor.mdmccallum.com
http://youtube.com/v/BCf3ZY9r_is

Google 3D Basecamp to showcase iClone

Google 3D basecamp iClone ReallusionWe are happy to announce that Reallusion iClone has been selected by Google to join the Google 3D Basecamp held June 11th-13th at Google’s campus in Mountain View, CA.
John Martin II, Reallusion VP of Product Marketing will speak to Google SketchUp’s powerusers and guests demonstrating iClone’s real-time 3D animation tools and their animation extension to Google SketchUp.
Reallusion added support for the Google SketchUp SDK in December 2007 making it possible to import any 3D model in SKP format into iClone. Opening the doors for many possibilities, adding SKP to iClone makes it possible for iClone users and Google SketchUp users to equally benefit from the compatibility. Google SketchUp, which can be downloaded for free from Google’s site can model custom 3D assets for iClone providing a free modeling tool for any iClone user. iClone users can also browse, select and download any one of the thousands of 3D models available for free from the Google 3D Warehouse. Google SketchUp and 3D Warehouse users have the opportunity to bring their creations to life with animation and character population for any 3D model or scene.

    Architects can create their 3D models in SketchUp and export them into iClone to inhabit their models with live characters, skies, terrain and more, transforming models into living environments.
    Animators, Storytellers, Machinima creators and filmmakers of all flavors may access the massive model library within 3D Warehouse to easily fill iClone scenes with instant props, characters accessories and 3D scenes without the need to hire a modeling professional.
    Educators and students exploring the world of 3D with Google SketchUp can extend their experience into animation with iClone allowing exercises in modelling to segue into animation with ease.

More information about Google 3D Basecamp

3D World Magazine covers iClone & CrazyTalk

3d world magazine 104 iclone reallusion3D World Magazine issue #104 – Reallusion iClone and CrazyTalk are featured in an excellent story by Roy Spencer. ‘Machinima Grows Up,” is a great read that shares the perspective of pioneers like Paul Marino, Leo Lucien-Bay, Phil Rice and Hugh Hancock. 3D World covers the tools behind the Machinima movies including iClone and CrazyTalk. Dr. Nemisis aka Leo Lucien-Bay talks about his experience with CrazyTalk and the making of BEAST. There are even a couple of quotes from me [John Martin] in the piece too. ‘Machinima Grows Up,’ is a benchmark for the movement and looking ahead, the future and definition of the independent filmmaker will continue to evolve. The days of stadium rock spawning from grassroots garage bands will live once again as the home-studioed citizen directors rise from part-time filmmaker to viral video kings or film festival laureates. iClone and CrazyTalk from Reallusion will allow them to create evermore meaningful and expressive films. Read more about Reallusion iClone and CrazyTalk in Issue #104 of 3D World Magazine.

Frank Dellario Interview – Electric Sheep & CrazyTalk

Virtual Worlds 2008 NYC – Frank Dellario, VP Machinima Production discusses Electric Sheep Machinima using Reallusion’s CrazyTalk. While attending Virtual Worlds 2008 in NYC I had the opportunity to chat with Frank about the Electric Sheep and their recent work with CBS’s CSI:NY Machinima episodes and in-world virtual experience.



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Film The World and win with iClone

Reallusion is transforming Google Earth into the world’s largest movie studio. Import Google 3D models into iClone now to create your movie and become a virtual international movie mogul with Realluison’s “Film the World” movie challenge! – View Film Submissions
Download a free version of iClone to create an animation and enter to win over $1,000 in prizes including an iPOD Touch!


Select any famous location or landmark from around the world using a 3D model found on Google 3D Warehouse.
You may also select models from the Film the World collection to add to your movie.
Download iClone 3DXchange free to convert any Google SketchUp or 3D warehouse model into a model ready for use inside iClone.Get a Free 45 day version of iClone to create your animation clip for the contest and enter to win!
Click the link below to learn more!

Utada Hikaru Filmmaker talks iClone


If you have not been privileged to experience the work of John Holland then you are in for a treat. If you know his work, then you’ll be happy to know he has released his 11th iClone video featuring the music of Utada Hikaru. I recently talked with John and asked him to tell us more about himself and his iClone filmmaking process.
Since I first discovered John’s work in 2006, I’ve followed his rise from first-time animator with iClone to full-time student at the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). I’m impressed with the journey John has taken and feel it’s representative of many stories that the Machinima craft has to tell. The power of the filmmaker is no longer exclusively in heart of the Hollywood hills, it’s now in the heart of every imaginative soul.
Reallusion Interview with John Holland:
RL: Can you tell us a bit about yourself? A quick bio?
Lets see, well my name is John Holland, I am 20 years old, and I am a Animation Sophomore at the Savannah College of Art and Design. I live in Georgia and I have been animating here and there for a little over 2 years now.
RL: How long have you been using iClone?
I’ve been using iClone since the end of 2005 when I downloaded the trial version of the program(I found it by accident and i’m really glad that I did because its what made me realize I want to do this for a living). I had never animated anything before at this point and I always thought it might be fun to give it a try.
RL: Why have you chosen iClone as your tool for animating Utada music videos?
I decided to use iClone for my Utada music videos because I just find its pretty easy to use and I can get the results I want with it in just a couple hours of work, you don’t have to an experienced animator to create great videos, and with each upgrade it seems that the program just gets better and better.
RL: How long does it normally take to create one of your videos with iClone?
For each video I make, the time it takes to finish one depends mostly on the amount of time I have when I’m not working on projects for school. The overall time I guess each would take if I just constantly work on it for a couple of hours each day, would put them at about a week.
RL: What video editor do you use?
For editing videos, I just use Windows Movie Maker. Probably not the most professional tool, but it is pretty simple to use and gets the job I want done.
RL: Can you explain your process that you plan your shots inside iClone. Do you storyboard your videos?
When I start a new video, I just listen and look at the lyrics to the songs I plan to use, and just see what comes to mind. I usually make a list of things that I think would be interesting to do, images that come into my mind when I hear certain parts, colors, lighting, and things like that. So I don’t necessarily storyboard my videos out, but I don’t go into each video without some idea of what I hope to achieve.
RL: What do you like most about iClone?
As for picking one feature to say I like best is pretty hard, because there are a couple things I really enjoy about iClone. I really like 3DXchange and Clone Cloth, I think they both allow for a lot more customization to the things everyone can create with iClone.
RL: What would you like to see added or refined in the forthcoming iClone 3?
With iClone 3 coming out soon, I really would like to see being able to animate independently more than one character at a time. I think that would be a great feature. As for other inclusions, I’d really like to see more types of animals added to iClone like Dogs and Cats. From some of the things I’ve heard are supposed to be in iClone 3, I think Reallusion is heading in the right direction.
View all 11 of John Holland’s iClone Music Videos
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=atlier00