iClone - Converting Sketchup Models to 3DS
iClone is a 3D Graphic product from reallusion.com. It also acts as a practical introduction to the world of 3D design, and as an arena to bring 3D creations to life. Explore the speed and time-saving productivity of visual computing with 3D real-time animation. iClone is designed for users of all skill levels to create movies, web media, visualizations and presentations with 3D content.
iClone is a feature-heavy, template-based 3D animation studio that's a must-see app if you're trying to break into the camera side of movies and animation. It's a quick and intuitive tool for novice 3D animators to put themselves into the scene, dive in, and enjoy. Considering that the basic package is free, you're definitely getting a great deal of value here.
Design & personalize actors using photos & textures. Bring actors to life with facial animation, motion, clothing and accessories. Build scenes with actor-interactive props, elaborate architecture and natural environmental elements including sky, terrain, water and atmosphere. Puppet actors and pilot vehicles with videogame-like keyboard hotkeys (W,S,A,D).
Create talking 3D characters from any photo and 3D scenes including props, outfits and motions. Quickly create, customize and animate individuated 3D characters with faces from any digital photo or image. Create a total 3D environment with fully animated 3D talking characters and 3D scenes complete with custom props, scenery, outfits and motions.
iClone allows you to create fully animated 3D characters of yourself or friends, by using a digital photo to import the face, and incorporate it into a 3D avatar. The process is easy and uses a WYSIWYG interface that allows you to incorporate and optimize the face, and design the character from a gallery of template items. The results can be exported as AVI, GIF animation or other image formats. iClone also includes an Export Wizard, that allows you to export the character as desktops, greetings cards, email signatures and other items, however this wizard is not available during the trial.
iClone 2 advances the technology of storytelling, introducing entirely new features designed to enhance both film creation and viewing. G2 (Second Generation) characters with 'Clone Cloth' provide natural character movement and creative custom actor clothing and fashions. Command control of Particle SFX with over 40 presets and Special EFX editor provides custom special effects. LivePlants add natural movement for forests and trees, grass, and flowers, providing natural movement, providing professional level productivity tools for iClone users, and a fresh filmmaking experience.
iClone 2 enables Filmmakers to direct dynamic films in real-time, allowing anyone to "cast a movie" with customized avatars, build custom sets, arrange prop placement, control lighting, animate camera movement, and more. It allows avatars to be lip synced and placed in 3d scenes, its perfect for story telling, presentations and pre-visualisation. iClone 2 lets you film your scenes inside a fully functioning video studio that evolves with the needs of your production.
Simplified timeline control gives users easy access to scene composition and directing with a 'what-you-see-is-what-you-get' real-time camera view and key-frame assignment.
- ♦ Pentium4 2GHz or higher recommended
- ♦ 1GB RAM or higher recommended
- ♦ 2GB hard disk or higher recommended
- ♦ Display Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
- ♦ Color Depth: High Color (24-bit) or True Color (32-bit)
- ♦ Graphic Card*: Support for DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 3.0
- ♦ Video Memory: 256MB 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 higher
- ♦ Windows XP SP2 / Vista