iClone 2.0 is set to release in March with more powerful content and HD video output. New content included with iClone 2.0 introduces a real-time SFX special effects engine for particle and fog visual effects. Generate instant jet thrusters, weather, blood spatter, tunnels, magic, lasers more with a completely new SFX section of iClone featuring a Modify panel with control over particle and emitter assignment to characters, scene objects or as environmental effects. The image posted here is a glimpse of what will be possible with iClone 2.0 particle effects and the ability to assign them to character bone segments. Dr. Drill of CoolClones.com contributed this Torch from iClone 2.0 beta currently in testing.
Fire bad, commentary good! Reanimating Frankenstien doesn’t require lightning bolts for mad scientists any longer, well mad scientists are always a plus, but MysteryWalker, the creator of YouTube’s social commentator and spam soldier has found a lab to breathe life into his chatty creature.
MysteryWalker said, “I used iClone to make a Frankenstein persona to use for blogging. 3D characters made in iClone integrate well with film footage and live action models via chroma keying effects. There are so many applicatons to iClone. It’s similar to Flash in that respect.”
Filmmakers ever in search of a unique way to expand the frontier of visual effects are finding iClone to provide an effective way to incorporate 3D CG animation into their productions. Rob Gradisen posted a visually impacting short film using the free trial version of iClone. Combining live-action footage with iClone in this short showcases the premium blend of two worlds of filmmaking. The combination of live action and CG is well executed here and Rob’s sound editing and efx choices finely fit this film.http://youtube.com/v/1dWJXvkaquk
iClone fan films launch on http://www.iClone.tv/ spotlighing iClone movies currently fueling the user generated content explosion.
Since releasing iClone in December 2005 we’ve watched our users and fanatics (see http://www.CoolClones.com/) catapult iClone into the most popular 3D character creation and animation software avialable today. Your movies and Machinima short films are proof that iClone is a new force in independent Machinima style real-time filmmaking. http://www.iClone.tv/ is launched to showcase and celebrate your achievements with iClone. Happy Birthday iClone! More about iClone by http://www.reallusion.com/ iClone™ is 3D real-time filmmaking featuring complete tools for character animation, scene building, and movie directing. Leap from brainstorm to screen with advanced animation and visual effects for 3d characters, animated short-films, Machinima, or simulated training. iClone usability transforms the starting-mark for animation with tools designed for rapid production with intuitive flexibility and control for the first-time animator or professional studio.