Reallusion has revealed several innovations in motion capture and character creation at SIGGRAPH 2018. A new, standalone, character creation tool, Character Creator 3 debuted alongside real time motion capture solution – Motion LIVE, and LIVE Face for iPhone X.
Character Creator 3, the new generation of iClone Character Creator, will separate from iClone to become a standalone tool. It will present users with a full solution for generating optimised 3D characters, each of which will be ready for intensive artistic design with a new quad base, round-trip editing in ZBrush and photorealistic rendering using Iray.
The new tool will also provide a new game character base with topology optimised for mobile, game, AR/VR developers. By far the biggest breakthrough comes in the form of integration with InstaLOD’s model and material optimisation technology. This will generate game-ready characters that can be animated on-the-fly.
iClone Motion LIVE will connect industry-standard gear into one solution, include Rokoko, Leap Motion, Xsens, Faceware, OptiTrack, Noitom and iPhone X. The intuitive plug-and-play design will make connecting complicated mocap devices a simpler process by animating custom imported characters or fully-rigged 3D characters generated by Character Creator, Daz Studio, and other sources.
Also announced was 3D Face Motion Capture and LIVE Face for iPhone X. Granting users the ability to record instant facial motion capture on any character with their iPhone X. Expanding the technology behind Animoji and Memojis, Reallusion is looking to lift iPhone X animation and motion capture to the next level, with a tool for both studios and independent creators. Users can also blend LIVE Face with iClone Motion LIVE, utilising the power of Xsens, Perception Neuron, Rokoko, OptiTrack and Leap Motion, for full body motion capture.
“The integration of the InstaLOD SDK into Character Creator 3 by Reallusion is an ideal case to demonstrate how our technology can be leveraged to tap into new markets. We could not be happier with Reallusion’s highly customized integration of InstaLOD that flawlessly fits into the workflows of Character Creator,” said Manfred Nerurkar, CEO of InstaLOD.
Of partnering with leading manufacturers in motion capture, vice president of Reallusion, John Martin says: “Reallusion Motion Live is the one-for-all solution for blending industry leading mocap gear for full-body live motion capture. We have partnered with manufacturers to unify motion capture data for the face, body and hands using a mix of gear.”
“The Motion LIVE gear represents the best of the industry and the list of premier partners continues to grow. With these partnerships with OptiTrack and InstaLOD, we are able to expand iClone and Character Creator 3 capability and give indie developers and studios of all sizes access to best-of-breed technology.”