Reallusion releases a free patch for iClone users updating the software to version 2.1. Windows Vista compatibility headlines the update to Reallusion’s popular real-time filmmaking and Machinima software allowing users to take advantage of the GPU processing power delivered by Windows Vista. Other enhancements and bug fixes round out the update. Get the iClone 2.1 patch free here: http://www.reallusion.com/iclone/ic_upgrade.asp
iClone expands the real-time filmmakers’ content library with 200 new props, accessories and hairstyles included in two recently introduced content packs available from Reallusion. Click below to see full previews of each new model and visit the Reallusion content store for purchase and additional informaton. http://www.reallusion.com/ContentStore/iClone_main.aspx?MenuItem=ic
Google SketchUp Pro combined with 3DXchange quickly produces quality 3D scenes for real-time iClone movie production. Using the simplified modeling tools inside Google SketchUp, users can create and transfrom custom models or content from the popular 3D warehouse into props, accessories or 3D scenes for iClone. Google Earth spotlights models created by SketchUp users and now entire city streets, skyscrapers, landmarks and more can be saved as 3DS and imported into iClone via Google SketchUp pro and the iClone 3DXchange massive model generator.
Google SketchUp Pro + 3DXchange + iClone
Realluison announces the release of a content expansion megatool, 3DXchange offers iClone filmmakers an unlimited content library transforming any 3DS or OBJ file into an iClone prop, accessory or 3D scene. Expand libraries of content instantly with 3DXchange using 3DS or OBJ files from popular software such as, 3D Studio Max, Maya, Daz3D, Poser, Google SketchUp and model libraries like TurboSquid.com and Renderosity. 3DXchange is a utility to also edit models allowing for animating static 3DS models, exporting only certain aspects of 3D models for iClone or changing material settings like glossiness, color, specularity and more. 3DXchange, a massive model generator for iClone is available from Reallusion for $69.95 or take advantage of a special offer for current iClone users for $49.95. More Info…
3DXchange Tutorial – Overview
3DXchange Tutorial – Animated Jeep with moving wheels
Two iClone citizen directors have debuted their latest iClone creations giving homage to Nirvana in, “The Reckoning,” and Utada Hikaru in “Devil Inside”. Abukhatar’s, The Reckoning is a clever Old West style story that showcases the new Western content pack from the CoolCreators for iClone. Laraangelofdarkness’ continued series of iClone machinima featuring the songs of Utada Hikaru is another creative combination of music and stunning iClone visuals. Lara’s use of the iClone 2 SFX is well executed here in the latest installment.
Utada Hikaru by LaraAngelofDarkness
The Reckoning by Abukhatar
Nothing faked in iClone’s animation
Seth Rosenblatt, CNET on May 16 2007
CNET Editors Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars
“Do you want to be the next John Lasseter? Is Hayao Miyazaki your hero? iClone Studio Edition 2.0 updates the feature-heavy, template-based 3D animation studio aimed at the amateur animator. It’s a must-see app if you’re trying to break into the camera side of movies and animation, or if you just want to play around with 3D animation without having to draw everything from scratch.”
Read the full review & Download iClone 2 Studio
iClone 2 introduced filmmakers to the ease of custom clothing creation for virtual actors with CloneCloth. Now Reallusion unveils 8 all new CloneCloth templates giving Citizen Directors unlimited clothing design templates to create custom fashions for virtual movie stars.
Catch a sneek peek at the May release of the all new CloneCloth here:
How does CloneCloth Work?
Reviving Hollywood past with an iClone Machinima twist, Citizen Director Paul Louis releases his latest film inspired by the comedies of Hal Roach. Paul’s short film, “The Case of the Missing Plot,” showcases iClone’s flexible character creation, movement and camera composition. Written by Nick Santa Maria and adapted for the screen by Paul Louis, “The Case of the Missing Plot,” cracks the case and a few laughs in a nostalgic and enjoyable iClone movie.
Paul Louis introduces Biffle & Shooster, “When I was a kid, I grew up watching and loving the old comedy shorts made by Hal Roach. I was a huge fan of the “Our Gang” or “Little Rascals”, as they were later called. And I especially loved Laurel & Hardy. For a while now, I’ve been wanting to make a short film in iClone, but I’ve had somewhat of a writers block. I called a good buddy of mine, Nick Santa Maria, and asked for help. Nick is an extremely talented individual who is also passionate about the same “old school” comedy classics. He immediately sent me a script that he wrote about a fictitious comedy duo from the 1930’s, called “Biffle & Shooster”. I got to work, and well, here it is for your enjoyment.”
Follow Paul Louis’ weekly commentary, free iClone character downloads and films at http://www.myclonesforiclone.blogspot.com/
Purchase Paul Louis’ characters for iClone: http://www.iCloneUniverse.com