New official video tutorials for iClone 5 physics

Two new official video iClone 5 tutorials from Reallusion…

1) “Introduction to the Physics Constraint in iClone 5”:

2) “Physics State Keys”:

“Before iClone v5.1, physics objects were restricted to a single physics state for the duration of the project. Now you have the power to make states changes to physics objects by using key frames. For example, you can take a moving car with a kinematic state and switch it to a dynamic state at a certain point to cause the object to roll forward on pure momentum. Physics State keys are stored in a dedicated timeline track for further editing.”

500,000 post views for MyClone

Fab! MyClone’s stats are currently at 499,787 post views. So the total should be ticking over the 500,000 mark by noon today. That’s a clear 250,000 post views per year, when spread over the two years (the blog began on 27th Jan 2010). The current daily viewership usually more than tops 1,000 post views per day, which means a further 400,000 post views are likely for 2012. But it would be really nice to top the 1,000,000 mark by Christmas 2012, so please spread the word!

European Animation Industry report

A costly new market report on the UK and continental European animation industries, European Animation Industry: Strategies Trends & Opportunities 2012. Interesting to note a tension in German animation between “Germany’s lack of one main production center [being seen as] something of a problem” and the many “[Germany] production companies active in the animation sector who do not have their own physical studio”. So possibly the lack of a main production center is actually productive, since it removes office costs in expensive capital cities and pushes creatives toward innovative virtual office-less working structures?