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Star Wars Fan Film DIY Guide iClone 3D with HitFilm VFX

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Learn how to use HitFilm in conjunction with iClone to take the visual effects in your animation to the next level…

HitFilm provides a wealth of masterable effects for films.  Combining footage from iClone with editing in HitFilm can enhance a rendered clip with excellent effects, color grading and more.  HitFilm and iClone enable video veterans or first-time filmmakers with tools that can accomplish a variety of satisfying shots with minimal complication.

iClone is a great piece of 3D software for creating animated films, but there are times when you’ll want to add some additional effects to really bring your scenes to life. Fortunately, HitFilm makes that easy and I’m here to show you how.

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Reallusion attends Smithsonian Latino Center’s Cultural Digi Summit at Michigan State University

 

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dcs.jpgReallusion and Michigan State University announced a strategic partnership this month and launched with a special event at the MSU College of Arts and Sciences joining the Smithsonian Latino Center for a two-day Cultural Digi Summit.  Michigan State School of Journalism, Animation and Immersive Realities professor, Stacey Fox invited Reallusion to take part in the Smithsonian Latino Center’s Cultural Digi Summit to present and demonstrate 2D & 3D character creation and animation tools for generating culturally diverse digital characters.

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DIY Star Wars Fan Film Guide to MoCap with iClone 6

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Award-winning animator Damien Valentine uses Reallusion’s iClone6, Perception Neuron and Axis Neuron to create motion captured “Star Wars” animation…

Perception Neuron from Noitom is a great piece of hardware that finally makes motion capture affordable for home users and small studios. They’ve recently joined forces with Reallusion to bring mocap to iClone, and I’ve been putting it to good use in my upcoming project, Star Wars: Imperials.

This guide will show you how to use it and get the best possible results for your videos. We’ll be covering how to put the suit on, configuring the Axis Neuron software, and how to clean up the animations within iClone. There will be some useful tips that can further enhance your mocap performance as well.

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The Making of the Young Baroness

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Reallusion’s 3D Character Contest prize for Best Use of Character Creator was won by Philip Siemens – check out the making of his Young Baroness

Greetings! This is run-down of the process that I went through in the creation of The Young Baroness, a model that I made for the Reallusion 3D Character Contest 2016, which ended up winning the prize for best use of Character Creator.

The contest requirements were simple: enter with any fully-rigged, animatable, humanoid character. We were given three months to bring a character to completion while making use of two of Reallusion’s products: Character Creator and iClone. I had a plan for a portfolio piece that I had wanted to do for a while and having a contest deadline was a great way to motivate myself to put in the time required to actually do it.

I decided to base my character on a Medieval noblewoman, so I drew some sketches and put together a mood board of concepts and materials that I liked.

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New CrazyTalk Animator 3 Automates 2D Character Creation & Cartoon Animation

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CrazyTalk Animator 3 (CTA3) demystifies animation for anyone with new character design, scene building, and character motion tools to create studio-level 2D animation results on PC and Mac.  Open the door to 2D animation for beginners and quicken the process for pros with innovative character templates, valuable motion libraries, a powerful 2D bone rig editor, face puppeteering, and audio lip-syncing tools to give users unparalleled control when animating 2D talking characters for videos, web, games, apps, and presentations.

VIDEO: CrazyTalk Animator 3 – The One-for-All 2D Animation Software 

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Instantly Animate any Daz Genesis Character with iClone

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In the world of animation, there are dozens of sources to choose from when looking to acquire professional, high-poly 3D characters to render stills and animation.

One source is Daz 3D, a 3D content and software company that specializes in providing rigged 3D human models, associated accessory content, and software. Of course, the real power behind Daz 3D is their online 3D content marketplace that has over 16,000 items. These include their Daz Genesis characters, which are the first generation of Daz 3D’s technology for creating human 3D figures.

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10 Things you need to Know about VR Content Creation – A Beginner’s Guide to Virtual Reality

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Jason J. Brown

Jason is a 3D artist who produces digital content such as animated graphics for television and video projections for musical theater companies. He also produces workshops for kids specializing in shooting, editing, and greenscreen.

Software used: Reallusion iClone 6.5 for Windows, Cyberlink PowerDirector for Windows, Fulldive VR player for Android, GoPro VR player for Windows

INTRODUCTION

After 100 years of cinema, we are transitioning from watching a film to being present inside one. Very exciting times indeed!  This cognitive leap from 2D to 360VR is so drastic that we must now start calling these new films “experiences” and we must also consider the viewer’s role early in the production process.

Creating immersive 360-degree videos requires a different sense of timing and spatial positioning.  This tutorial will focus only on the challenges of creating content for viewing with VR goggles, such as those based on the Google Cardboard standard. (Note: When this tutorial refers to the “viewer”, it means the person who is wearing the goggles and watching your content.)