iClone MasterClass #5 – Customizing Characters for Realtime Animation

Experienced Video Director/Animator – Benny Dee shares a detailed tutorial on how to customize characters for realtime animation in  iClone 7.

Hello in this iClone tutorial I will show you how to create your custom characters for real time animation. This tutorial is part of the Master Class series to help iClone users improve and level up their creative skills.

Reallusion Releases New Digital Human Shader

Realistic Realtime Human Rendering for iClone 7.7 & Character Creator 3.2

Creating realistic digital humans for real-time 3D animation is now possible with Reallusion’s new Digital Human Shader. A complete set of shaders for skin, eyes, teeth, and hair are available, along with SSS(Sub -Surface Scattering) and Micro Normal updates for iClone 7.7 and 3D character creation tool Character Creator 3.2 for fast, real-time rendering for images and live performances.

With the latest iClone and Character Creator (CC) updates, designers can one-click convert PBR assets into digital human shaders. Artists utilizing professional assets such as Texturingxyz, and digital sculpting and texturing tools like ZBrush and Substance Painter can now see their characters animated directly in iClone.

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Create a Jungle Adventure Sequence in One Day

In this article, filmmaker Adolf Navarro shares the tips on how he create a jungle adventure sequence within just one day, taking advance of the iClone real time animation tools and the content of the Reallusion’s Content Store.

You can watch the overall guide of the methods and tricks used to facilitate the animations in this video:

Reallusion unveils HeadShot AI, iClone Unreal Live Link and New Digital Human Shader at SIGGRAPH 2019

New realtime technology driving virtual production, movies, games, AR/VR and motion capture comes to all creators from Reallusion at Siggraph 2019.  Reallusion innovations are poised to democratize the creation and animation of digital humans. Join Reallusion at booth #640 for live demonstrations with iClone Unreal Live Link featuring realtime face and body motion capture from iClone to Unreal, an interactive demo to create a 3D face morph from HeadShot, a new AI based plugin for Character Creator 3, and the evolution of our 3D characters with the debut of our  realtime Digital Human Shader.


The Reallusion pipeline of Character Creator 3, iClone 7 and Unreal Engine is a creative force to design, animate and deploy 3D characters for realtime Unreal projects.

iClone Unreal Live Link – Create and Control Lights, Cameras and Characters

Reallusion Launches iClone Unreal Live Link

Real-time Digital Human Character & Animation System for Unreal

Reallusion launches iClone Unreal Live Link, the plugin that connects the iClone character and animation system with Unreal Engine for games, films, archviz and virtual production. Experience live performance capture with iClone at SIGGRAPH booth #640, July 30 – Aug1st.

The visual progress of realtime engines is ever increasing the bar for characters, and the request for digital human realism is following the trend. Transform characters into an array of different styles and looks, Reallusion keeps pushing the limits by adding a GoZ workflow, a 3D scan pipeline, as well as a new shader technology to Character Creator meeting the demand for professional characters.

Successful German Children Show expands into Cartoon Animation with Realtime Software

Tobe Bederitzky

Tobe Bederitzky

I am Tobe. A songwriter, videographer, editor, producer and creative head of the successful children music project “Frank and his Friends” from Germany.

I dedicate myself fully to the musical and visual ideas of the show. So I needed to quickly animate our cartoon version without much effort. Since I do not have the time to fiddle around and read manuals, I came across Reallusion and their CrazyTalk and iClone software Anyone, who has ever tried other programs, knows how much work and computing power would be required to create an animated show, but by comparison, Reallusion has made it relatively easy for me.

Italian Film Director chooses iClone and Faceware mocap to lightspeed Pre-Production of My Beast Friend film

Utmost Creatives Film from Philippines is making a magical and unique film titled MY BEAST FRIEND, by combining animation with live actors through a story of friendship and acceptance between a boy and a beast named ‘HUG’.

In their film, they are using iClone and it’s Motion LIVE motion capture technology with Faceware Realtime for iClone, to animate and render their CG protagonists in order to cut down on production time and meet their movie deadline. 

iPhone X Face Mocap – 12 Cool New Pieces Of Animation Tech At SIGGRAPH 2018

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SIGGRAPH 2018 was held in Vancouver on August 12-16, and Reallusion is pleased to be featured by Cartoon Brew as one of the 12 Cool New Pieces of Animation Tech at SIGGRAPH.

Alongside with NVidia’s single GPU for real-time ray tracing,  StarVR’s new headset, A.I. in Allegorithmic’s Substance, Sketchfab’s new way of looking at huge 3d datasets and other industry new tech —  iPhone X Face Mocap was selected as one of the coolest new techs in the show.

iPhone X Face Mocap: iClone LIVE FACE

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Face tracking solutions using smartphones were part of several technologies shown at SIGGRAPH, but one that seemed particularly accessible was Reallusion’s LIVE FACE for iPhone X. When Cartoon Brew tried out LIVE FACE, a 3D character head moved and performed lip sync simply from our facial movements live in front of an iPhone.

–Cartoon Brew Reviewer Ian Failes

Creating Interactive Vehicles and Animations for iClone 7

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by Adolf Navarro (Antareus Ltd)

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Adolf worked on computer programming and technical 3D modelling until six years ago, when he started writing graphic novels and creating 3D animations.

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iClone stands out as being the most accessible and easy-to-learn 3D animation application — but that doesn’t mean it’s not professionally powerful. On the contrary, it’s filled with clever features that make complex animation hyper easy!

Also, iClone’s latest version has boosted the quality of its renders, including PBR materials, Image Based Lighting with HDR pictures, and Global Illumination, and because of this, it has motivated us to start creating models of vehicles for iClone, that not just look good, but that thanks to the improved render features, help people with their animations.

So I included features like emissive materials or parts that can be manipulated individually. Objects like the doors, the steering wheel, the gear level, and the pedals are all interactive sub-props that can be rotated or reached by the characters of a scene. Helping to create convincing driving animations.

In addition, the 4 Wheel structure provided by Reallusion’s Physics Toolbox, allows one to actually drive the vehicles over the iClone terrains while recording their motions in real-time. It facilitates the animation of the vehicles, as the spinning of the wheel are automatically synchronized with the motion of the car, depending on its speed, while it follows the slopes and irregularities of the terrain.

This is an overview tutorial of the pipeline I followed to create these models and how they can be easily animated in iClone.

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