iClone 5 software sits between the high end packages with endless options for refining your footage, and the entry level software that does not allow you enough flexibility to achieve what you want.
The Reallusion iClone 5 Software provides templates for you to add in your own graphics. This can be somewhat limiting, but you will find that you are able to import your own additional assets by using the 3DXchange4 software also from Reallusion. Once you have your chosen assets in the program, you will then be able to begin the animation.
Reallusion iClone 5 has a number of different tools to enable you to create your animations. You are able to record the movements of an actor in real time, and seamlessly integrate this with the images on your screen. The MixMoves feature ensures the moves blend together properly, while Body Motion Puppeteering allows the animation speed and direction to be controlled accurately.
One of the new features for this version of Reallusion iClone 5 is that it can be used in combination with the Xbox 360 and Kinect, in order to record movements that can be merged with your animation. In order to use this feature, you will need the Pro edition of Reallusion iClone 5.
Reallusion iClone 5 is a piece of software is great for beginners and it is fairly easy to use, even if you don’t have any previous experience of creating animations. The preset models are easy to modify, and this package is great if you are trying to demonstrate a concept, not necessarily present the final, complete product. The rendering options are, however, limited, and additional content can be purchased from the Reallusion online store, but this may be expensive.
Product Highlights and Specifications
- Real-time animation
- In-screen motion editing and puppeteering
- Advanced timeline editing with transition curve
- Animate in real-time with motion-capture device
- Pentium4 2GHz
- 1GB RAM
- 2GB free hard disk space
- Display Resolution: 1024 x 768
- Color Depth: True Color (32-bit)
- Graphics Card*: Support for DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 3.0
- Video Memory: 256MB RAM
Price $200 (free 30 day trial download)