I’m now able to offer a 3D models conversion service

I’ve added a new fixed page on this blog, for my new service. 3D models conversion

“With two years of deep experience of 3D model conversion and retexturing, I am happy to provide you with an expert 3D model conversion service, for a small fee payable by PayPal. Converting awkward 3D models and polygon reduction are my specialties! I love the challenge.

If you need a special 3D model converted for personal use — perhaps from DAZ or Poser to iClone, or from some other source — then please leave me a comment on this page. I can also provide a simple OBJ format, if required.

Interested? Please contact me with details of what you need, using the comments form below. The MyClone blog is checked daily, and your comment will not be made public.”

A very modest PayPal fee can quickly get you what you need for your movies or stills, meaning that you are free to concentrate on the creative aspects of your production.

Current best graphics card

Readers might like to know that a detailed multi-page lab test of graphics cards, in the latest issue of the highly respected British magazine PC Pro, flags the Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti 448 card as the best mid-range card (i.e: between the pocket-money prices and the astronomically silly prices).

3DXchange 5 BVH import preview

A new 3DXchange 5 preview video, just posted by Reallusion…

“Now, any BVH motion file can be brought into iClone! With the new motion re-targeting feature inside 3DXchange5, iClone standard characters can now enjoy a variety of motions from external animation libraries and online resources. 3DXchange5 also allows for simultaneous import of various motions in one quick step. Once you finish bone mapping your character, then the motions inside your character’s bone structure can be easily imported with preset bone templates.”

Universal Voice Translator from Microsoft

Here’s an interesting development. Voice actors may in the near future have a means of automated voice translation (like in Star Trek). Microsoft has unveiled a working prototype of…

“software that translates your spoken words into another language while preserving the accent, timbre, and intonation of your actual voice. In a demo of the prototype software, Rick Rashid, Microsoft’s chief research officer, says a long sentence in English, and then has it translated into Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin. You can definitely hear an edge of digitized “Microsoft Sam,” but overall it’s remarkable how the three translations still sound just like Rashid.”

While Spock-like precision in meaning may not be as easy to produce as in Star Trek, it certainly seems to have potential for very basic straightforward auto-translation (if you needed a quickie translation of an iClone staff-training video made for a local business, for instance).