By merging Substance technology with iClone 6, users of all skill levels will have even more ways to give their art a believable look.
Silicon Valley, Calif. (PRWEB) March 04, 2015
Today it was announced that Reallusion has partnered with Allegorithmic and Glare Technologies to bring professional 3D texturing and photorealistic rendering to iClone 6.
The newly added support for Allegorithmic Substances and the Indigo Renderer has made the world’s most accessible 3D animation package even more viable for previsualization, short film, and gaming projects. iClone 6 gives artists freedom from many of the constraints tied to the traditional 3D scene creation and rendering process, including a faster, DirectX-11 real-time creation environment with full lighting and camera workflow, so artists can experiment before they hit render.
Once they are ready, Indigo RT will now provide physically based rendering quality to their animation pipeline, a dramatic GPU-accelerated, photorealistic improvement to the previous system. As a time-saver, artists can also download shaders from Indigo’s free library, or even auto-convert 3D object materials into shaders before applying them to their scenes.
"Artists looking for a real-time 3D tool to build up scenes that can be automatically rendered will find Indigo and iClone 6 to be a great duo," said Nicholas Chapman, Managing Director of Glare Technologies, maker of Indigo. “Glare and Reallusion are both committed partners and plan to continue offering a path for iClone users to create and render something special.”
Substance compatibility adds dynamic textures to objects and environments, including aging, metal corrosion, wood stains and more with easy-to-use sliders that allow artists to dial in the right look for their models. Already an industry-standard for game development, Substances can also be exported into Allegorithmic’s texture creation package, Substance Designer for further tweaking and refinement.
“We know how important it is for artists to create something that is visually compelling,” said Sébastien Deguy, Founder and CEO of Allegorithmic. “By merging Substance technology with iClone 6, users of all skill levels will have even more ways to give their art a believable look.”
For free training, demo videos and a full feature list for iClone 6, visit Reallusion’s website at: http://www.reallusion.com/iclone/
Pricing and Availability
iClone 6 is available now for Windows. It can be purchased at the Reallusion store for the standard list price of $99 or a PRO price of $199. Standard upgrades are $59, while PRO upgrades are $119.
About Reallusion Inc.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Reallusion is a leading-edge software developer providing cinematic animation tools for PC, Mac and mobile platforms. Reallusion’s pioneering storytelling technology excelling at character animation, facial morphing and voice lip-sync allows fast creation of interactive avatars for 3-D real-time filmmaking and previsualization for professional post-production. Their powerful yet easy-to-use tools make character animation accessible to both Mac and PC users of all skill levels. Reallusion’s development of core technologies and growing base of intellectual property firmly establish the company as power among emerging technology innovators, furthering their graphic and imaging embedded kernels to top-brand device manufacturers worldwide. http://www.reallusion.com/
Founded in 2003 and based in France, the US and China, Allegorithmic is the leader in 3D texturing technologies with more than 50,000 users including Sony, Microsoft, Activision, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, NCSoft, Tencent, Autodesk, NVIDIA and Intel. The company specializes in creating advanced authoring software and middleware that is designed to simplify the process of creating and distributing high-quality textures for next-generation content developers. The company’s flagship product range is Substance. For more information on Allegorithmic and its products, please visit http://www.allegorithmic.com.
About Glare Technologies
Based in New Zealand, with offices in the UK and Germany, Glare Technologies Limited is a privately owned company specialising in high-end 3D visualisation software. Indigo Renderer is Glare Technologies' flagship product. For More Information Contact: Nicholas Chapman +44 77 65647336. Press enquiries: press(at)glaretechnologies.com.