The update adds latest PBR/GI visuals, unlimited creation for 3D characters, professional animation for morph and curve editing, real camera system, as well as several significant technology integrations.
Here are some of the highlights of iClone 7:
● PBR Physically-Based Rendering
● NVIDIA Global Illumination (VXGI)
● 60-morph facial animation rig
● Character pipeline for Unity and Unreal
● Live Mocap – Total Body Motion Capture solution
● Techviz & Previz with Real Camera System & Camera Switch (RED, Alexa, Canon)
● Morph Creator & Morph Animation
● LUT library with Film Looks
● Lighting & Shadow Pass, Shadow Casting, Matte Shadow & Invisible Mesh Plane
● Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TAA)
● IBL Bake 360° Capture
● HBAO+ (Enhanced Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion)
● Motion Curves with Graph Editor (7.1)
● Visual Learning Library with hundreds of quick-reference feature videos
You can now generate unlimited character styles with high-detail visual quality via face and body morphs, PBR dynamic materials, and layers of fashion.
The amount of facial morphs has also now doubled from 30 to 60, giving you unmatched facial precision for mouth, cheek, eye, and other facial feature animation. iClone 7’s facial architecture also meets professional face tracking specifications, opening a new door for real-time facial mocap.
You can also instantly animate any character with intuitive animation tools that record face and body animation with a unique puppeteering engine. Freely control body parts with HumanIK, and use motion layer editing to quickly fine-tune characteristics of your animation.
Dynamic prop animations utilise industry-leading NVIDIA PhysX for natural rigid body dynamics and soft cloth simulations. Morphs and blend shapes expand your options for animating both characters and props, while a new and long-awaited Curve Editor now allows you to fine-tune motions for dynamic and exaggerated motions.
It’s now possible to achieve dynamic and organic animation performance with a series of morphs added to props or skin-bone characters. This is a simple technique that adds incredible performance enhancing animation options that can be keyed and controlled inside iClone 7. The Morph Manager edits morph groups from a hierarchical model, and you can import OBJ morphs from 3D modelling or sculpting tools. Link selected morphs to adjust them individually using the iClone 7 Morph Manage interface. All imported blend shapes are available in the timeline with individual morph tracks. You can set keys and tweak values for each morph track in order to achieve organic movements between morphs.
Utilising NVIDIA’s leading real-time VXGI (Voxel Cone Tracing technology), iClone 7 greatly enhances visual realism by integrating secondary light reflections over diffuse and specular surfaces. Users can quickly and easily level-up their existing projects to achieve superbly-fine video renders in a fraction of the time, even when using slower GPU systems.
iClone 7 introduces PBR as the new real-time renderer for iClone users. Not only does it deliver amazingly realistic visuals, but it also serves as the new material content standard that helps maintain a consistent look between iClone 7, 3D game engines, and popular PBR design applications like Substance Painter.
In order to harness the ever-increasing visual potential of rapidly growing real-time GPU technologies, the iClone team has re-engineered iClone 7’s render core, aiming to make it compatible with industry standard shader languages. By utilizing this new Custom Shader architecture, iClone 7 has enriched its rendering capabilities with LUT color grading, shadow matte to turn any mesh into a shadow capture for professional compositing, and HBAO+ for increased sharpness and more precise AO range control.
Finally, you can produce professional shots in real-time, using industry-standard iClone cameras like Alexa, Red, Canon, and more! Use iClone 7 for all your virtual production requirements including previz, and techviz; and take advantage of the new 1:1 seamless camera pipeline compatibility with the ability to import or export cameras via FBX.
iClone 7 is available for Windows from Reallusion from $199.