Talented African Animator aims to create fully-animated iClone Movie

 

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My name is Benjamin Sokomba Dazhi. I am from Nigeria. I have been doing animations since 2014, and I am always developing myself in it.

I am an animator and I mostly use iClone as my main animation software tool. I am very passionate about animation and I hope soon I will create a fully animated movie using iClone, because I really love it. In my country Nigeria, there are very few animation studios but we are beginning to grow in numbers. For now I am working alone as an indie animator, but I am planning on building a team later on!

As the year unfolds I will release a short animation series on my YouTube channel – Night Light TV.

Emmy Award Winner Shares his Journey and Discovery of iClone

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Mark Pleasant

Mark Pleasant formed Small Wonder Studio (SWS) right out of college in 1973, and never looked back. Since then he has been producing, directing, and shooting original productions, music videos, TV commercials, documentaries and 3D animation for clients around the world.

Located in Nashville Tennessee, SWS has worked with many of the record companies, clients include: RCA Records, Curb Records, BMG and Disney’s Lyric Street Records also many independent labels. Mark has served as a lighting cameraman for ABC’s “Good Morning America” and for the CBS Television Network when they came to Nashville. Working in film & video and digital-media, Mark has tackled a variety of production assignments, and in all of this he has also become a long-time iClone advocate.

“Just when I thought things might be slowing down for an old geezer like myself, things are busier than ever. And I have to say that a lot of the credit goes to the folks at Reallusion with that amazing product… iClone!” – Mark Pleasant

Ugandan 3D artist, Animator and Sculptor draws inspiration with iClone for TV Series

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Solomon Jagwe

My name is Solomon W. Jagwe and I am a Ugandan 3D artist, Animator and sculptor.

Currently I reside in the US, but I hail from a small landlocked paradise tucked away in the interior of the East African Coast – the area known as ZANJ land during colonial times. The name is Uganda. I grew up on the outskirts of the capital city – Kampala, on the slopes of a hill called Mutundwe. My early childhood was in the country side – Masaka, far from the rumbles of the city traffic.

While in Uganda, I worked for 3 companies. Infosat – as a website developer and artist, Photo Magic – as a photo processor and photographer and C&MS – as an artist and web development instructor. After graduating from secondary school – A Level, I came to the US in 1996 to complete my degree in Art. I graduated in the Spring of 1999. I attended Ohio Valley University, Montgomery College and George Mason University. I majored in Art and Visual Technology with an Emphasis on 3D Environment Design and modeling, Character Modeling and Animation, Vehicle Modeling and Simulation.

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Meats Meier – 3D Artist & Animator – TOOL band, STARZ Black Sails on iClone

“iClone and Character Creator have become an essential part of my art creation and animation process.”

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“The excellent tools allow me to automate many repetitive tasks so I can focus on pure creativity, and not technical details. From pre-vis to character concept art, the Reallusion packages are a studio in a box for my independent workflow, yet also work perfectly in a team based Maya and Zbrush pipeline.  I’m sold.”

 

 

Self-taught Computer Artist & Hobbyist discovers iClone

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Kevin Seid

I got into art as a child, but I was not very good at any art in general. Until one day, when I discovered computer graphics and 3D animation – that changed everything for me.

I dabbled for some years and got better over time. Today, I love to create with any software I can get my hands on. I eventually discovered iClone and fell in love with it.  Learn why…

 

How can Adobe users Easily Animate with Thousands of FREE Mixamo Motions and 3D Characters

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If you are a Photoshop artist, a Dreamweaver designer, or an Adobe user with a Creative Cloud membership then we have some awesome news for you as now you can animate 3D characters with thousands of high-quality Mixamo animations for FREE!

…well sort of free because you still need a $9.99 membership. But it really is an all-you-can-eat at the Adobe animation buffet!

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.)

Create Cartoons without Drawing a thing​ – Puppet & Animate Toons with iClone’s Avatar Toolkit

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We all grew up watching cartoons, kids programs, or some kind of animated puppet shows. Apart from books, these shows were the first type of guided scripts that children experienced in their early development stages, allowing them to live and play out storylines through avatars.

As adults now, we tend to revisit these toons to tell stories, deliver animated business presentations,  or make animated videos online, as they easily lend themselves for this task. But the problem is – how do we create cartoon characters? (Especially when we have never drawn one) How can I create new animated toons when I am not an artist? What are the fastest tools to create comic strips and cartoons?