Gamer turns Twin Peaks Passion into VR Experience with iClone

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Hi my name is Orly Rodriguez. I am 43 years old and I started making video games only four months ago. I always dreamed of becoming a professional game developer, but I never imagined it would have happened so fast.

It all started for me when I decided to take a Virtual Reality Bootcamp at Game Art Institute. I began spending day and night doing everything I could to learn Unity, Blender and anything else I could get my hands on.

One day I was watching Twin Peaks: The Return, and I had this crazy thought… I should make The Black Lodge from the show in VR. A few days later I was standing in that very room. It was absolutely surreal. Now, I have a small development team called Nothing Like You Productions. We love what we do and we are passionate about creating virtual reality experiences at an unprecedented level of immersion.

Thanks to tools like iClone and Character Creator we have been able to achieve things that normally would have been impossible for us.

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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Solo Game Developer becomes Overnight Sensation with Guts & Glory

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Jedediah “HakJak” Steen

Jedediah “HakJak” Steen is a solo game developer, striving to live a life-long dream of making games for a living. He started HakJak Productions part-time in 2015, while finishing up college courses, working a full-time job and raising a family.

When his first project, Guts and Glory, went viral on YouTube, he took a leap of faith to work on the project full-time. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, signing with publisher TinyBuild, and many updates later, the game recently launched on Steam’s Early Access platform to let the community help shape the future of the project.

When he’s not writing code, creating art, or consuming too much coffee, he can be found spending time with his family of five, spoiling his dogs or, of course, playing video games.

Augmented Reality Comic Creators adopt iClone Faceware Facial Motion Capture

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Cutting-edge media company – Anomaly Productions, adopts Faceware Realtime for iClone Facial Motion Capture system for AR comics, webisodes and general promotional videos for their comic and graphic novel properties.

“The Faceware Realtime for iClone plug-in is simply a MUST for any production house that requires professional facial mocap.” – Brian Haberlin / Anomaly Productions

Broadway Actor turned Award Winning Film Director with iClone

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Charles Mandracchia

Charles Mandracchia is an Award Winning Director-Producer/Modeler/3D Animator/Actor/Composer/writer/Artist.

He is a member of the ASIFA-Hollywood (International Animated Film Society) and has won a combined 29 IMDB Awards for his films like; You Got a Problem & We Are Friends.

He is also the Director of CGI/Live Animation on a new film starring Vincent Pastore (Sopranos), Jackie “the Jokeman” Martling (Howard Stern Show) and many other film stars.

Invader Studios officially confirms iClone Faceware Facial Mocap technology for Daymare: 1998

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12/12/2017 Rome, ITA – Invader Studios from Italy, is an independent software house located in the Roman countryside. The company was officially founded in July 2016 by a group of young and ambitious game developers. The core team is made of more than 10 professionals with external collaborators working remotely from different regions.

After the worldwide resonance of our Resident Evil 2 unofficial remake, and our meeting and support from Capcom Ltd. in Osaka, Japan we at Invader Studios are currently working on our first cinematographic survival horror IP developed with the Unreal Engine 4 titled: Daymare: 1998, which is planned to be released in 2018 on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.

Today, Invader Studios would like to announce that thanks to Reallusion’s Faceware Realtime for iClone Facial Mocap, Daymare: 1998 will be more cinematographic than ever as this animation technology has enabled us to streamline the production of our first, third person survival horror IP.

Watch Video: Invader Studios uses iClone Faceware Facial Mocap

Star Wars Machinima Fan Wins Awards & Recognitions with iClone Films

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Damien Valentine (DarthAngelus)

I started making videos since 2002. It was around the time that independent filmmakers were realising that the internet was a good way to share their stories.

Over the years, I’ve seen some excellent films and wanted to try it for myself. Unfortunately, I didn’t know anyone who was willing to be in front of a camera, nor did I actually have a camera. So I turned to animation and I was able to enlist online friends who lived too far away to do anything live action but who were interested in voice acting. I also helped run the Machinima Expo for 8 years.

Indie Studio uses iClone & Character Creator in CryEngine Darkness Anomaly Horror Game

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Vassago Studios was founded in 2014 by Roman Perezogin, who has been working independently with his own funds in this one-man studio, where he has utilized iClone and its Character Creator tool to meet deadlines and funding for the game.

In 2015 the production of the first Vassago Studios title “Darkness Anomaly” started with the creation of a playable demo which tapped into the CRYENGINE INDIE DEVELOPMENT FUND –  a grant program for the indie dev teams doing work with CRYENGINE.

The aim of the campaign was to test the atmosphere of CRYENGINE for a horror game. In 2016, preparations for the campaign began, bringing insights to whether there is interest in the game idea for Steam – Valve’s digital distribution platform. After only 3 days, Darkness Anomaly ranked 10th of all submitted projects.

“Creating beautiful, highly-detailed NPCs in hours, and letting them come alive in the CRYENGINE was never so easy before! We are very lucky to have found the iClone software for indie devs.” – Roman Perezogin