Those wanting the DAZ Game Developer Kit, but who left it too late to take advantage of the introductory special-offer (now expired), can still get the Kit for the discounted introductory price of $104.96 on the Reallusion website. You only really need the free version of DAZ Studio (latest 184.108.40.206 or higher) to use it, so think twice about also buying DAZ Studio 3 Advanced. And don’t buy the kit if you don’t also have 3DXchange 4 Pro, since you need that as the second part of the pipeline to iClone. But for around $200 for both, you get access to a huge range of characters, sets and props from DAZ and Poser, many of which are low-cost or free.
Another free pack of animals from the owners of Poser. You’ll need the DAZ Game Kit and the free DAZ Studio to convert these for iClone. They’re rigged, but have no animations. The most useful would seem to be the stylised Halloween Cat, especially so for silhouette films.
Paranoland, made with Muvizu and with a soundtrack from Patrick Boivin’s 2004 silhouette film of the same story.
New on YouTube, an official 10-minute tutorial demonstrating the pipeline from the free DAZ Studio to iClone 4.
Nathan from the Sintel/Durian team takes you through the mechanics and aerodynamics of animating a dragon.
I liked the mechanism behind the recent “Endearment” Valentine Day motions pack, where the motions worked for two synchronised characters. But if you thought it was too “lovey-dovey”, there’s now a new official pack out that takes the same approach, but for arguments. Arguments motions pack for iClone has 50 paired motions and 25 props.