Italian Film Director chooses iClone and Faceware mocap to lightspeed Pre-Production of My Beast Friend film

Utmost Creatives Film from Philippines is making a magical and unique film titled MY BEAST FRIEND, by combining animation with live actors through a story of friendship and acceptance between a boy and a beast named ‘HUG’.

In their film, they are using iClone and it’s Motion LIVE motion capture technology with Faceware Realtime for iClone, to animate and render their CG protagonists in order to cut down on production time and meet their movie deadline. 

ArtStation: 3D Artist Crystal Bretz uses Character Creator 3 to model and animate a character

Crystal Bretz, modeler and texturer at Method Studios, tries Reallusion’s Character Creator 3 for the first time. In her walkthrough, Crystal models Dmitry Skvortsov’s concept of CD Projekt Red’s Leo Bonhart character from The Witcher series. Starting from a Character Creator base mesh, she refines the body, face and clothing details using the GoZ bridge from
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Crystal also uses Substance Painter during the texturing process before posing the character using Character Creator 3’s Facial Expression Presets.

Real the full article on ArtStation: https://magazine.artstation.com/2018/12/crystal-bretz-character-creator-3-model-animate-character-concept/

Learn to create your own custom 3D character through this universal character maker: http://bit.ly/2xWiVTu

CGSociety: Reallusion Tools Power REPLICAS Movie

We are thrilled to share that CGSociety.com featured Reallusion Innovative Techniques in Keanu Reeves’ latest sci-fi thriller REPLICAS.  

CGSociety interviewed REPLICAS executive producer James Dodson and VFX artist James Martin, with a behind-the-scenes of the REPLICAS’s Film production. Read how Reallusion‘s ecosystem of tools drove the innovative previz, motion capture and postvis techniques at the heart of the REPLICAS movie.

Filmmakers & techies gather at VIZARTS to experience realtime motion capture with iClone and Rokoko

Last month VIZARTS Lab 1 was held at Aalborg University, in Copenhagen where students, directors, cinematographers, scriptwriters, producers, animators, programmers, designers and researchers got together for three days to explore real-time motion capturing technologies to create innovative cases for engaging storytelling. 

At the event Tommy Thore Ipsen, from World For Story Studios – showcased how his team is using iClone’s Motion LIVE mocap platform and realtime animation tools, with Rokoko motion capture suits, to create augmented reality apps that engage audiences. 

VIZARTS – Lab 1: Engaging Storytelling with Motion Capture

German indie game studio uses Character Creator with UE4 to recreate friends inside Steam game

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Philipp Reichling

My name is Phil, I am 30 years old and I from Germany. As long as I can remember, I have always used Computers, since DOS. (of course the main reason was to play video games.) I don’t remember when was the first time I tried to change something in a game, but I remember that I was young  and I was hooked even though I failed at many modding projects.

I decided to study 3D modelling for about 1.5 years. Eventually I started working on our game – Photonic Distress after meeting my colleague Irakli Gagnidze on the UE4 Marketplace. We checked YouTube videos and we saw a Character Creator (CC) video. As tired as we were, we decided to risk it and we bought Character Creator and iClone 7. It took us a while to get the results we wanted, but finally our game was filled with CC Characters!

“I was not happy with the final character results of Mixamo Fuse because the faces weren’t unique enough. Then we discovered Character Creator.” – Philipp Reichling

Zombie Music Video Features Unity Store Content in iClone Realtime Animation

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Animated projects often involve lots of content that not just have to look good, but also have to render well. For this reason, it is imperative to know where to acquire the proper 3D content. Luckily iClone is compatible with assets from many 3D marketplaces.

Director Jason J. Brown is a well-known iClone artist, and fan, that is credited with iClone animated music projects like the the Mood Indigo music video. This time he shares with us, the Zombie Angel Poetry Slam (by TUK) video, where he chroma keyed live actor footage and combined it with Unity Asset Store scenery and props, inside iClone’s realtime 3D engine.

“I think this is a major turning point in scene assembly because the Unity Marketplace is MASSIVE – and every item is packaged in a standardized way that iClone can handle.” – Jason J. Brown

Animation Studio Visualizes Realtime Motion Capture with OptiTrack and iClone Motion LIVE

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Animation Studios often capture actor performances inside plain canvases with the use of  generic characters, making it difficult to visualize the final scene and make corrections if necessary. But thanks to iClone’s Motion LIVE system, production studios now have the power to immerse their performers into 3D environments in real-time, helping them get a sense of the atmosphere and demands that the project requires.

See how Florida-based animation studio — Monkey Chow Productions has learned to employ bleeding edge technology to perfect and lightspeed animation production thanks to iClone’s realtime animation.

iClone User becomes Local Celebrity with Haunted House, Star Wars Fan Film and Projection Business

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Matt Champneys

I am 51 years old and my creativity has manifested itself in various ways throughout my life. I made films as a teenager with my Super 8 camera. Later I became a singer/songwriter and performed with my band.

Eventually I settled into a career as a graphic designer and web developer.  As a hobby I became a Halloween haunter and that passion grew into quite a production.

Our annual Halloween walk through attracts thousands of visitors every year. In 2011, I began to do 3D projection mapping on my house as part of my Halloween decorating.  The videos I created went viral on YouTube with more than a million views. The animations I am able to create with iClone have been critical to my success.  I have since turned my passion for projection mapping into a business, helping other people do the same.