The Epic Battle of turning ZBrush Sculpted Characters into Animated Ones – beautifully blended PBR Textures with Substance Painter

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3D character design has always proven to be one of the most challenging tasks for 3D artists everywhere, as creating a fully animatable 3D character often requires a multidisciplinary team with skills ranging from modeling, sculpting, texture painting, and skin rigging. Not to mention an entire collection of additional skills if you require your character to be properly animated.

To solve this, Reallusion has developed the iClone Character Creator tool which provides the most versatile 3D avatar creation solution that has permanently changed the industry rules through a character creation system that delivers unlimited possibilities.

Using 3D.SK Human Photos to create Realistic 3D Faces

When artists begin their creative processes, creating 3D heads may not seem like an overly tedious affair. Especially when we already have tools that can make 3D characters and their heads in a pretty straight forward manner.

But what do we do when we wish to create ultra-realistic 3D models? Where can we source human head images? And what would be the best software for generating real 3D heads?

Grammy Award-winning rock band Muse chooses iClone Animator for The Handler music video

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Elaborate Lies of 3D Animation

When English rock band MUSE launched its seventh album – Drones last year, they were looking for an artist that would create the animations for their music video that could best capture the spirit for their new album track The Handler. That’s when they discovered the dark talents of Tom Jantol, a well-known CG animation director, cinematographer, and machinima specialist.

See the 10 Million views music video (Muse – The Handler):

The Sky was the Limit before the Unlimited 3D Character Creator – morph making with Sculptris

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One of the things people always love about 007 is his ability to do the impossible. The unexpected. The unconventional. Breaking away from the rules and doing what people are never accustomed to doing.

Now as extreme as his majesty’s secret agent can be at times, his peculiar way of getting the job done may just teach us a bit about getting ours done to? Especially when it comes to following ironclad pipelines and processes that everyone seems to swear by.

Modeling 3D Clothes with Marvelous Designer for Real-Time Physics Animation

When embarking on a character creation project there are so many things to plan for that it might seem overwhelming at first. Artists don’t just have to worry about coming up with the concept of the character, but they also need to consider sculpting a 3D character, shaping the details, creating a 3D mesh, texturing, and finally rigging and animating. What makes this process even more demanding is the need to model custom 3D clothing, more so if you actually wish this custom clothing to have soft cloth physics simulations.

What is the Best tool for 3D Clothing Creation?

3D Compositing for Everyday Special Effects and Video Editors

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Breaking Down the Complexity, One Layer at a Time

When people think about 3D Compositing, the first adjective that comes to mind is… complicated. Very complicated. As the thought of having to do 3D compositing brings concerns of having to combine computer-generated assets, with live video footage, complex lighting designs, synchronized real-time animation, and accurate camera adjustments.

To the everyday video editor or special effects artist, all this can seem a bit daunting, when in reality it is all but the opposite thanks to a streamlined suite of amazing software tools.

Talk to a Pro: Steve Horowitz, Co-Founder, Game Audio Institute 

We caught up with Steve Horowitz recently to talk about how he’s been using iClone to help his students build up their skills to break into the video game industry.

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Game Audio Institute has been using iClone to build the curriculum.

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