CNN iReport covers Political Machinima

cnn
Satire and politics have a long history and in today’s world of on-demand viral media the ability for expression of support, ridicule and even attack can be waged from the single home computer. The Martin Brothers are expressing their views on the 2008 presidential race through the animated satire, “Repuffs!”
View full story on CNN iReport: http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-99296

Repuffs! a political satire

What if the Republican party was a breakfast cereal?
In the spirit of the political season we whipped up a satire with iClone 3. Created by the Martin Bros., the video is a study in the attempted rebranding of a political party.
http://www2.funnyordie.com/public/flash/fodplayer.swf?5320a921

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

The views expressed in the video are not intended to be those of Reallusion. That being said, the Martin Bros. swing iClone with a political punch. Repuffs utilizes iClone 3’s flexible actor creation system and billboard objects for motion graphics. All footage created in rendered in HD 1280×720. The production time was 20 days. No matter your views in the upcoming election, if you live in the US please share them by voting. Thank you my fellow Americans and all of our friends around the world. Enjoy Repuffs!

iClone BackStage beta launches new on-demand content service

Reallusion invites users of iClone to beta BackStage. BackStage is a massive on-demand 3D content vault with an all-access experience to try hundreds of models and motions inside your iClone projects before you buy. iClone BackStage Service allows users of iClone 3 Pro, Standard and even the EX freeware version to browse, download and insert a complete trial version of the content into their movie scenes.
Watch a demo video of iClone BackStage in action
iClone BackStage
“Having the opportunity to try content on-demand and actually place it into a movie to determine if it’s right for your project is an innovative service that will guarantee your 3D content libraries fill up with only the most useful actors, objects and motions,” said John C Martin II, Reallusion VP of Product Marketing. “Now iClone users can interact with hundreds of models for free and buy only those that fit their needs which not only is a fun way to explore 3D content, but also saves our users money.”
Enter the beta service now and get total US$ 100 worth of content.
http://www.reallusion.com/event/backstage_beta/default.html
Beta period: 2008/09/23 – 2008/10/7
Qualification: iClone 3 Standard/PRO users
Benefit: 1000 credits and a coupon of 5000 credits (expires on October 7, 2008.)
Extra bonus: a coupon of 4000 credits (expires on October 7, 2008) will be sent to you on 10/2 if you complete the Survey Form before 10/1.

PC World reviews Reallusion iClone 3 Pro

While still something of a niche interest, 3-D filmmaking has enjoyed a surge of popularity in recent years. This is in large part thanks to the prolific output of the machinima gaming community. An amalgamation of the words ‘machine’ and ‘cinema’ machinima refers to the use of pre-built 3-D worlds to produce animated movies — and it’s beginning…

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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

iClone 3, The 3D Movie Machine 08-08-08

The official launch is set for 08-08-08 and you can get the full details and some demo video here:
http://www.reallusion.com/event/iclone3pre/default.asp

Complete What’s New list on the Reallusion Forum

Thank you for your patience as we have been working to complete iClone 3. Now it’s time to see what we’ve been up to. Since we launched iClone we have gotten many feature requests and comments each day on how to improve iClone. We know you all wish to quickly move iClone to the next stage as much as we do. It’s tough, we’ve been working at this goal over 18 months of development and we appreciate your patience; however, you certainly won’t regret the wait.
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We start from this basic philosophy, to make a good movie the actor is important, the director is important, the cameras and lighting are important, editing and post production are important too. So to this, Reallusion has reinvented iClone with this ideology: CREATE – PLAY – EDIT – SHARE
iClone Cameras
iClone 3 combines the best of both worlds to achieve this new invention. We’ve combined the interactive productivity and playful experience of a videogame-based Machinima tool with the muscle of a professional multiple timeline 3D animation tool resulting in a blend that’s easy to use and packed with power.
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iClone 3 heads
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iClone 3 tools panel

iClone Film Sets & Props Collection I


iClone poweruser, H. Montana creates 9 new 3D scenes and 188 new props designed to bring out the set designer in all iClone filmmakers.
The purpose of Filmset and Props is to establish the concept of a movie studio so you can construct the filmset anyway you want. This series introduces more delicate textures to design props and partitions to satisfy your need to shoot the film closely.
The specially designed props set combines the floor with some of the furniture so you can construct only the partition to create a complete set quickly. Furthermore, you can use the scale, rotate, and move function in iClone to control the partition allocation of the set, and create a perfect indoor set suitable to your needs.
This combo pack includes 9 different interior designs: Bali Living Room, Classic Living Room, Japanese Living Room, Laconic Bathroom, Laconic Living Room, Mediterranean Bedroom, Modern Boardroom, Night Club, Yuppie Bedroom.