Lucky CG World: Reallusion Iclone Pro v3.0.1

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Reallusion Iclone Pro v3.0.1

iClone3 is the complete 3D movie machine with real-time animation and actor creation tools for rendering movies with ultimate detail. Design actors that are ready to take the stage as fully animated 3D avatars featuring custom faces, facial animation, motion, clothing and accessories. Build scenes with actor-interactive props, elaborate architecture and natural environmental elements including sky, terrain, water and atmosphere. Film iClone animation in real-time with advanced live actor puppeteering and vehicle piloting powered by keyboard hotkeys (W,S,A,D) and game-like mouse look control. Export and share your movies online or as footage for post-production video projects.

There is much to discover inside iClone3 and we are excited to set you on your journey into the most powerful toolset in real-time 3D animation. What we have not included in iClone3 is your stories and your imagination; the heart of iClone. All of the engineers and Reallusion visionaries have spent countless hours pioneering and fine-tuning this release, yet the real killer feature and true magic of iClone is YOU. Welcome to the 3D Movie Machine, iClone3.

Key Features:

Production Environment
- New Interactive Play-to-Create movie directing mode.
- New Complete scene and actor editing mode.
- New Collapsible user interface and full screen operation.
- New Scene Manager for total project asset list and access.
- New In-screen object editing, faster object transformation, multiple select, model copy, and save to library.
- New Record live footage inside iClone3 as Action Captures.
- New Multiple actor selection and management tool.

Casting & Actor Style- New G3 Avatar
– fast performance and higher quality with fine texture detail.
- Photo-to-3D face fitting for generating custom actors.
- Design custom actor faces with facial feature morphing.
- Define faces with Normal Maps and multiple textures for aging and skin texture.
- Customizable 3D actor face shape morphing including eyes, teeth and skin color.
- New Body shaping with individual bone size scaling.
- CloneCloth – Custom actor clothing to cut and design.
- New Persona
– Apply personality and direct your target actor by live keyboard control (W,S,A,D keys for actor puppeteering).

Motion & Interactivity
- New Live puppeteering controls actors and vehicles with hotkeys and right-click action menu.
- New Multi-actor dialog timeline for actor conversations.
- New Select, pose and animate actors with layered motion editing.
- New Camera and actor follow with look-at constraint.
- New DramaScript open source for writing actor and object interactivity.
- New Instant prop interaction with iProp Helpers.

Props & Scenes
- New Load and customize props, terrain, sky, grass and water.
- New Automatic real-time Flying Surface simulation with FLEX technology.
- New Water features ripple movement with reflection and refraction.
- New Landscape designer adds trees, flowers, plants and grass to any terrain.
- New iClone3 atmosphere can be made with 3D scene, sky, light, fog and weather particle settings.
- New Load 2D photos as image layers and backgrounds.

Camera & Lighting
- New Add multiple cameras to scenes with live view switching.
- New Live camera recording using fly, walk and follow cameras with videogame-like hotkey and mouse
-look interaction.
- New Real-time advanced camera effects including depth of field and lens animation.
- Camera keyframe smoothing for automatic camera correction.
- New Lighting system with directional, point and spotlight.
- Quick track editing for cameras, lights and their attributes.

Special Effects
- Particle system special effects for fog, fire, smoke and more.
- Actor and object particle system linkage for attached effects.
- Material effects for glow, reflection, bump, opacity, specular, normal and diffuse.
- New Advanced material effects - reflection & refraction.
- Instantly spice up your movie with music and soundFX tracks.
- Audio blending with fade in, fade out, and volume settings.

Rendering & Output
- Multiple shader selection for performance enhancing preview options.
- Real-time preview, in and out markers and playback looping.
- Select and render previewing for isolated area rendering.
- High speed rendering for fast footage production.
- Flexible output for sharing or post-production (HD & DVD video, AVI, WMV, Flash, MPEG-4).

Advanced Timeline Editor (PRO Only)
- New Full Avatar Track Management for multi-actor dialog and sophisticated motion editing.
- New Play-to-Create Live Motion Recording.
- New Complete motion editing with advanced Timeline Motion Tracks.
- New Flexible Clip Collection which allows you to precisely define the animation output range and build new libraries of animation assets.
- New Advanced Multiple Camera Timeline System.
- New Full featured Lighting System and Timeline Control.
- New Two additional sound tracks allow users to easily add SoundFX to movies with dedicated music and effect tracks.

System Requirements

- Pentium4 2GHz or higher recommended
- 1GB RAM or higher recommended
- 2GB hard disk or higher recommended
- Display Resolution: High Color (24-bit) or True Color (32-bit)
- Graphic Card*: Nvidia GeForce7 Series or higher/ATI X1300 or higher
- Video Memory: 512MB RAM or higher recommended
- Sound card / Keyboard / Mouse / Speaker
- Video card compatible with Pixel Shader 3.0 recommended for optimized visual performance
- 3-button mouse

Recommanded Hardware
(iClone will have better performance in below recommanded environment.)
- Dual core CPU or higher
- Graphic Card: Nvidia GeForce8 Series or higher/ATI HD 2400 or higherOperating System
- Windows XP SP2 / Vista