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Posted: 11 March 2013 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I hope this is not considered a duplicate post
from my “maybe an iClone thread” in the commons
great news for animators using Daz content

wendy♥catz - 11 March 2013 11:35 AM

OK facial animation for Daz characters in iClone is here everybody!!! 
some videos I did beta testing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ctnn3EEA92k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNhedPICw-U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtOvW08hzUk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtI_fSofoso
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq_UOzdlXS0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8cIl6EUbgw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF1w6dxyQgM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK9CVOKKwJQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmUhPlJcOVk

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Posted: 11 March 2013 07:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I am amazed at how much better the iClone expressions are.  Very exciting!

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Posted: 12 March 2013 02:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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wendy♥catz - 11 March 2013 12:14 PM

I hope this is not considered a duplicate post
from my “maybe an iClone thread” in the commons
great news for animators using Daz content

wendy♥catz - 11 March 2013 11:35 AM

OK facial animation for Daz characters in iClone is here everybody!!! 
some videos I did beta testing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ctnn3EEA92k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNhedPICw-U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtOvW08hzUk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtI_fSofoso
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq_UOzdlXS0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8cIl6EUbgw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF1w6dxyQgM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK9CVOKKwJQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmUhPlJcOVk

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Posted: 13 March 2013 06:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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iClone 4 Pro is at the moment for a short time free to get smile
http://www.reallusion.com/de/event/iClone4profree/

the Upgrade from iClone4 Pro to 5 Pro costs about 104€ ~ 130$.
or as a complete Bundle with 3DXchange 5 Pro for 250$.

The single price for 3DXchange is for the Version 4 about 120$.
Don’t know the upgrade price for 5 at the moment

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Posted: 13 March 2013 10:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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another video http://youtu.be/VdxMolI5O-A damn I wish we could embed them

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Posted: 14 March 2013 12:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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great job!:cheese:

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Posted: 22 March 2013 08:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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the latest OFFICIAL iClone using Daz Genesis promo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ78loEhAmg


more of my silly animations but do not let them put you off! red face
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46jlGZuaJ18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2wimRFLh7c
and the sequel to the last hunk one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdAC4bG7wM8
very easy to do which is why I am scaring unfortunate youtube viewers at will!!!

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Posted: 22 March 2013 10:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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wendy♥catz - 22 March 2013 08:27 AM

the latest OFFICIAL iClone using Daz Genesis promo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ78loEhAmg


more of my silly animations but do not let them put you off! red face
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46jlGZuaJ18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2wimRFLh7c
and the sequel to the last hunk one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdAC4bG7wM8
very easy to do which is why I am scaring unfortunate youtube viewers at will!!!

You have some neat stuff Wendy. I’m a big fan. smile  Y
ou must be doing something right as to have so many fans & followers.. congratulations keep up the great work smile

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Posted: 22 March 2013 10:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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LOL, they follow me to troll me snake

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Posted: 22 March 2013 08:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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wendy♥catz - 22 March 2013 10:28 AM

LOL, they follow me to troll me snake

There is a new troll game now..

They make a phony account using a name similar to yours and then they use your video on their channel, next they go to very popular yotube channel or popular videos and start trouble with everyone leaving comments. Of course this upsets people and the upset people go looking for this trolls channel profile. and they find all your videos on the trolls profile and wham these stupid people don’t even know enough to notice that the videos on the trolls channel are not even the trolls…lol   I tell ya the next thing you know you have 100,0000 angry people leaving rather nasty comments on your videos and your left wondering WTF they talking about most of the time.
My stalker has been doing this on my videos.. It has boosted my video advertizement with all the traffic.  But dang I wish the cops would catch this Sum-of- #itch

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Posted: 22 March 2013 09:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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no doubt they do that to many people, it is a jungle out there.
You do such great videos whereas mine are meant to be annoyingly silly so expect it.
I have an idea from insight where they are embeded.

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Posted: 27 March 2013 01:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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So I checked out some of these videos.  Cool stuff!  Are you all using iClone or AniMate for these?

I really want to get into animation with DAZ and purchased Animate, but iClone seems really amazing.  Has anyone used it and can you shed some light on your experiences with it?

Thanks.

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Posted: 27 March 2013 09:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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quite a few use aniblocks I baked to the timeline in Daz studio 4 which requires Animate2
and then FBX exported along with the figure which is then had its bones retargeted to work in iClone via 3dxchange5.
The advantage of bringing Daz figures into iClone which is a seperate 3rd party complete moviemaking software with its own figures and props
is it is very easy to use and renders very quickly using the graphics card.
It is like a game engine.
you can control figures in directors mode with arrow and wasd keys in realtime like playing a game by adding a persona with preset motions
or use click and walk to a point commands, also has iProps the figures can interact with like pick up, put down, sit on, open door ect
these are either premade like the included jeep and motorscooter or you can add command helper objects to props.
I always suggest playing with the fully functional demo version using the included props and figures before thinking about importing Daz content.
To import Daz content requires 3dxchange5.
I myself owned and used both iClone and Daz studio (well actually Carrara and Poser) for about 3 years as seperate programs and no interaction between them other than video compositing.
I have only imported Daz figures into iClone for a year now and was very impressed with the advances they made to enable this.
I infact beta tested it stating I was a complete noob to the intergration process having only used both seperately and found it very easy
much easier than getting rigged content into other software like Vue for example.
and we will not discuss BLENDER!! eeeek!

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Posted: 27 March 2013 10:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Well, it looks like I will not be able to use iClone at all since it is not made for MAC (what the heck?!)

I will never understand why companies that specialize in creative software do not embrace MAC.  In my previous life I worked in IT doing Desktop and Network support for many years at a very large medical group (over 50 locations).  The one department that never called us with problems on their systems was the Marketing group.  Surprise, surprise…they were the only group that was 100% MAC.

But I digress…

So, in your experience is AniMate pretty good to use for animation…specifically the lip synching and character expressions?  I do a lot of video editing (Final Cut Pro) and really want to start making some short animated films so hopefully AniMate works well.

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Posted: 27 March 2013 12:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Jennyver - 13 March 2013 06:21 AM

iClone 4 Pro is at the moment for a short time free to get smile
http://www.reallusion.com/de/event/iClone4profree/

the Upgrade from iClone4 Pro to 5 Pro costs about 104€ ~ 130$.
or as a complete Bundle with 3DXchange 5 Pro for 250$.

The single price for 3DXchange is for the Version 4 about 120$.
Don’t know the upgrade price for 5 at the moment

Thanks for the ling….After finally registering and clicking around ... (all in German by the way) I finally got my free version of ICLONE4 PRO. But I got the German version ....so I will be learning German and ICLONE animation at the same time.  Auf Wiedersehen:)

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Posted: 27 March 2013 03:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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yes, that freebie version is in German.
Does not work with 3dx5 either btw, needs 3dx4 if you can even get it, and will only import Daz figures as animated props
cool though as a fun animation software using inbuilt content if you do not mind translating everything!
(or can read German, lol I can a bit but would soon be tearing my hair out! still better than trying MikuMikuDance editor in Japanese though!)

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