Newly posted on Blendswap by Anon. It’s just 4,000 faces/polys, so you could have a small army of them in a scene without iClone breaking into a sweat. Fully rigged — export as an .fbx with the latest Blender, and it’s ready to animate using Motion Edit in iClone. License: Creative Commons by SA.
New Muvizu tutorial, on opening and closing doors.
“Sita Sings the Blues”, a ‘Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike’ animation. No source or artwork files are available, as far as I can tell, but screen-captures from the 1080p (HD) version might yield some backgrounds that could be used with CrazyTalk Animator. sitasingstheblues.com
Scanner Killer. Upload a stereo-3D pair of photos of an object, and get back an .obj model for $13. The site is currently as slow as treacle, but it sounds like a useful service.
The DAZ sci-fi freebie on this month’s 3D World magazine (#138, the Tron special) DVD is Stonemason’s Dark Star sci-fi interior, which normally sells for $28.95. Stonemason is one of the best 3D scene modellers out there. The description says… “Medium resolution geometry at 67,969 polygons” which suggests it can be converted for iClone without bogging down iClone’s speed. No .obj files in the pack, so you’ll need to export from Poser or DAZ.
Open Game Art has just released some specially-commissioned free Creative Commons figures, intended for Blender games. The second is the Medieval Executioner by thecubber. I’ve converted it for iClone, and it has a right-click walk-cycle and can be animated using Motion Edit. Included in the pack is the working .fbx file, the original textures, the walk-cycle animation file, the iClone iAvatar and its .ini, and a ready-lit iClone project file.
Place the iAvatar and its .ini file in your C:\Users\Public\Documents\Reallusion\Custom\iClone 4 Custom\Character folder. Place the Walk Cycle animation clip (Clip0.iMotion) in C:\Users\Public\Documents\Reallusion\Custom\iClone 4 Custom\Motion
Download here for iClone (21Mb, .zip file)
Open Game Art has just released some specially-commissioned free Creative Commons figures, intended for Blender games. The first is the Lizard Man by thecubber. I’ve converted it for iClone, and it can be animated using Motion Edit. At less than 9,000 faces, you could easily put a half-dozen of them into a swamp scene. Included in the pack is the working .fbx file, the original textures, the iClone iAvatar and its .ini, and a ready-lit iClone project file.
Download here for iClone (53Mb, .zip file)
Free Santa pipe model in .obj format, for the right-on politically-incorrect Santa, over at DAZ. If you have DAZ Studio you can even morph the pipe’s face before export.
Talking of DAZ, the latest 3D World issue (#138, the Tron special) DVD has the freebie…
“DAZ sci-fi – A futuristic interior plus props and costumes”
Two new Crazy Talk Animator tutorials:—
1) Character Composer usage:
2) Introduction to Render and Output:
Just launched, Vimeo Video School — full of tutorials on making better and more professional-looking videos.
Free “cyber mouse” model. 3DS, 94,000 faces when you remove the wings, which have transparency problems in iClone.
Rendered in iClone.
Josh Wedlake’s rigged shark, new on Blendswap, converted by me for use in iClone. Can be animated using Motion Edit. Creative Commons. Includes Project file with background / lighting / skin specularity, the original FBX and my new texture (who knew a scruffy wall could look so good on a shark?), and the iAvatar and .ini file (put them in your Custom | Character folder).
Download here (.zip file, 3.7Mb)
New issue of CG Arena, out now (free)…
A new Muvizu tutorial on making moving skies and backgrounds, and the in-camera FX to stylise them…
YouTube has announced that it’s ditching the 15 minute limit on videos. However, this will only be extended to…
“selected users with a history of complying with the YouTube Community Guidelines and our copyright rules.”
So if you once uploaded a video with copyright music, and then found it blanked or pulled — you may be out of luck.