iClone 5 Pro has just hit Amazon UK. It’s being offered for a mere £89.93 boxed, with free shipping from Amazon. To be released on 30th November 2011. That price sure beats the £154 that iClone 5 Pro would cost you at the regular download price ($199 plus 20% UK sales tax) at current $-£ exchange rates. Even with the current Christmas discount over at Reallusion, the UK Amazon price is still much better. Plus, you get it in a box! Mmmm… shiny! 😉
Note that Amazon UK have a pre-order price guarantee. So, if you’re in the UK and want what effectively seems to be a very heavily discounted iClone 5 Pro, I’d say… order now before they change their mind!
A teacher reviews Muvizu on the hardware section of the leading UK tech news site, The Register.
iClone 5 just got patched. What’s in the 5.02 Update…
* Added: Device Mocap – Added “Knee Rotation Constraint” option to avoid foot flipping.
* Fixed: Device Mocap – Fixed incorrect head and shoulder movement.
* Added: Option to add motion curve on the first level of the motion layer key.
* Fixed: Inability to download content from Reallusion City under certain conditions.
* Fixed: Cannot reload the avatar after the teeth are modified.
* Enhanced: Updated “Wo” lips map for better lip-syncing.
* Enhanced: Updated facial creation data to enhance the facial quality.
Chuck & The Neighbours pack now available on the official iClone store. You also get a natural base (i.e. nude) version of the new G5 characters that ship free with iClone 5. $99 until 31st Dec 2011.
The UK’s RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is running a short film competition. Animation is accepted. Entries worldwide are accepted. You’re asked to…
“create a short film in any genre that visually communicates an audio excerpt from a RSA lecture.”
£1,000 prize. Deadline: 19th January 2012.
The Foundation set up for the Nobel Prize winning author William Golding is running an animation competition…
“…for the best short digital video animation (minimum 4 minutes, maximum 8 minutes) portraying a scene, characters or an imaginative interpretation from any William Golding novel EXCEPT Lord of the Flies, The Spire, and the Ends of the Earth trilogy.”
£2,000 of cash prizes. Deadline: 31st December 2011.
A current animation contest…
“The DART Viral Animated Video Contest invites animators to pitch a concept, develop a proposal, and deliver an animated short that addresses misconceptions surrounding the environmental impact of foam cups and containers, as well as their many advantages.”
Deadline for the first round: 30th November 2011. $3,000 in cash prizes.