New Muvizu sets

New fan-made freebie sets on the Muvivu website. An open-plan office and a modern “big shed” warehouse, for your workplace skits. A gloomy Whitby Pier scene for your “stay-at-home British holiday” skits. A useful “Earth seen from orbit” scene. And a retro 1950s American diner. Some of these need the latest Muvizu to run.

Magix Music Maker 17 stops being wholly royalty-free

If you’re using the excellent Magix Music Maker to create movie soundtracks for your films, watch out with the lastest version 17. While versions up and including to 16 created music that was royalty-free, this is not the case with 17. For 17 you either need to purchase the $200 “Audio Pro Unlimited license” to create commercial music, or avoid using the new Soundpool 17 soundbank (i.e. the new samples content pack) that ships with 17. I assume this also goes for the forthcoming version 18 too. It’s difficult to believe that the company could be so dumb, as to throw away one of its biggest selling-points for the sake of a few extra bucks from a small pool of users.

iClone TV

A new hunk-fronted hi-energy TV-style monthly video newsletter for iClone! Official. And, in the August edition, there are some very interesting new (to me) snippets of footage of what iClone 5 can do…