Reallusion Brings the Future of Animation to New York Comic Con, Booth #329, Oct. 13-16

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iClone5 debuts to give comic book industry and creators the tool they need for 3D real-time publishing with Kinect Motion Capture.

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iClone5 and Reallusion are a new staple in the broadcast animators toolbox.”
--Vic Fina II, Graphic Animator/Designer, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Reallusion, the 2D and 3D animation experts, today unveils iClone5, a new movement in 3D real-time animation powering previz and production with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, indie animators and educators worldwide. See the revolutionary software in action at New York Comic Con, Oct. 13-16, Javits Center, Booth #329.

iClone5 presents breakthrough motion-building technology with multiple motion capture, editing and blending features. Microsoft Kinect for production of real-time motion-capture animation has arrived. iClone5 is the first commercial animation tool to provide revolutionary support for the Kinect device enabling users to create custom motion from their home, office or studio.

RAVES:

“In the fast-paced, 'get it to air now,' world of broadcast, you need a tool that is intuitive and has a very shallow learning curve. A very simple suite of tools that gets you there with a library of editable assets ready to go. iClone5 and Reallusion are a new staple in the broadcast animators toolbox.”
--Vic Fina II, Graphic Animator/Designer, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

“The dynamics, the environments, and the fact you can isolate any one element and composite it in another package gives the power of an entire effects studio at the hands of one artist. When I look back on the “The Last Starfighter” which was the first space movie to do entire CG exteriors, the computer that was used cost 8 million dollars. I bet you could do every fx shot with a $1500 computer and a copy of iClone.”
--Jesse Griffith, Graphics Artist/Animator, Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Official iClone5 launch trailer:
http://www.reallusion.com/iclone/default.aspx

BASIC FEATURES:

  •     Record actor motion with Kinect and further enhance the animation using iClone5’s built-in HumanIK from Autodesk.
  •     The Motion Puppet tool reveals a number of character performances that can be puppeted or looped to generate walk-cycles, dialogue gestures, emotional exclamations or steady idle behavior.
  •     Seamlessly create multiple motion sequences with the new MixMoves smart motion system that auto-calculates the most natural transition between multiple motion files.
  •     Animating digital actors with iClone5 lip-synch, facial animation & body puppeteering provides a total real-time solution for quickly generating and animating custom 3D actors.
  •     iCone5 visual enhancements include real-time ambient occlusion, toon-shader, stylistic shader effects, lighting multiplier, height-map terrain and increased level of detail (LOD) management.

iClone5 also adds physics to objects for dynamic and interactive scene animations with rigid body and soft body prop templates. The production and previz work environment of iClone enables artists to access a total studio of 3D production tools. iClone5 features enhanced filmmaking tools to speed animation production, while providing cutting-edge real-time performance optimizations to make highly-detailed visual fx while the PC remains in high-performance.

Educators are abuzz with Kinect in the classroom:

"Digital storytelling just got way, way cooler… with iClone and Kinect, teachers and students will be able to interact with virtual objects and scenes in real-time."
--Johnny Kissko, KinectEDucation.com

ADVANCED FEATURES:

  •     Digital Actors

o    Replicate real-life with photo-to-3D actor creation
o    Design & direct 3D characters ready-rigged for body & facial animation
o    Multiple character styles for human and non-human varieties
o    Avatar proportion editor enhanced in iClone5 for scaling body segments
o    G5 characters introduced with improved mesh and morph

  •     Motion Puppet

o    Audition and record body motion with innovative actor puppeteering.
o    Blend MixMoves mocap library motions to create seamless transitions from motion to motion.
o    Animate on-the-fly with real-time Microsoft Kinect motion capture

  •     3D Video Compositing

o    Drag & drop video into scenes as video wall props or video texture for 3D objects.
o    Create Virtual studios for green-screen work with real actors
o    Export animation for use in post-production with 32-bit alpha channel support.

  •     Production & Previz

o    Real-time Ambient Occlusion, HDR, Toon Shader & Sketch
o    Physics engine for simulation of Rigid & Soft body, includes props
o    Just-in-time animation for studios and on-air production
o    Real-time creativity for Previzualization of live-action with animation
o    Web, HD video & 3D Stereoscopic rendering
o    Multi-view picture-in-picture for simultaneous camera viewports
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  •     Scene & Terrain

o    Level of detail (LOD) management
o    Tree & grass brush for planting a meadow, one tree or a forest at one time
o    Height-map Terrain increases terrain quality & topologies

  •     3D Content Marketplace

o    Largest online catalog of real-time ready assets
o    Download and demo content to try before you buy

PRICING and AVAILABILITY
Download versions and box versions of iClone will be available from the Reallusion Online Store at http://www.reallusion.com, with prices starting at $79.95USD; PRO version of iClone5 $199USD, iClone Kinect plug-in $99USD. Availability at leading retailers worldwide will follow. Business site licenses, with prices based on volume requirements, and educational discounts, are available directly from http://www.reallusion.com.
Free trials and upgrades are also available at the Reallusion website. Buy, sell & share content at: http://City.Reallusion.com

About Reallusion, Inc.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Reallusion is a leader in the development of Hollywood-like 3D cinematic animation tools for PC and mobile platforms. Recognized as an industry pioneer, the company provides consumers with easy-to-use character animation, facial morphing and voice lip-sync solutions for real-time 3D filmmaking and previsualization for professional post-production. Reallusion's core technologies are widely used by consumer and professional content developers and are embedded in leading consumer devices worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.reallusion.com.    

Reallusion is a registered trademark of Reallusion, Inc. Other company and product names contained herein are trademarks of their respective companies. Specifications subject to change without notice.

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