Embedded ContentComprehensive Template-based Content
Professionals and beginners can take advantage of tons of pre-made content and smart interactivity between actors, vehicles and props that make animation fun and logical. iClone is a 3D animation program embedded with tons of content for you to explore and convert to desired formats like FBX, BVH, or OBJ.
Find Embedded Characters with Real-time Optimization
IClone includes 4 essential male & female human characters with 16 derived outfits and styles found inside the bonus pack G5 Outfit Collection
which include; 2 CloneCloth characters that can be cut and painted with any image editor for endless possibilities; 2 cartoon character (available in the Gorf's Wonderland resource pack
); and more. All actors feature a higher level of detail and an optimized polygon count for faster performances. Additionally, the same generation of characters can exchange different body parts for free combinations.
Type 1: Persona Motions
(male, female, cartoon)
A Persona is the characteristics given to an actor so that the actor can animate in a unique style. One Persona file may include several sets of movement behaviors. Use the Behavior Mode Switch (hotkey X/Z, next/previous mode) to trigger different animation sets such as walk mode, run mode, or a custom fly mode. Animations defined in the Persona can be either triggered by hotkeys or the right-click menu.
Type 2: Basic Human Movements
(idle, stand, sit, lie, walk, talk, ...)
iClone consists of hundreds of well-calculated, daily motions for top mocap quality. The MixMoves (motion graph) system automatically generates natural transitions between previously selected motions for male or female actors. Also, its motion graph technology presents a general framework for human motion states to blend together, seamlessly. Storytellers simply need to select target motions under different states such as standing idle, sitting, kneeling or lying down. The system then automatically sequences motions and blends them together in a natural, believable manner.
Static, Physics Objects, and Props with Animations
iClone contains lots of 3D objects and props to support any stage creation. It includes 3D dummys that can be applied to any images or materials using Diffuse, Opacity, or Reflection map channels; pre-made physics objects with special physics attribute for real-world object simulation; and props wiith LUA scripts that can be played back in real-time and baked into your target tools' animations.
iClone provides a huge material library with wood, leather, stone and marble materials which are packaged with easy texture mapping. (e.g. the metal materials include the image textures for Diffuse, specular and reflection map channels.) Inside iClone, you may use the "Eyedropper" tool to collect material info from specific textured surfaces and the "Paint Bucket" tool to quickly paint and apply the same materials to different objects.