What is CoolCreators?
CoolCreators is a team of iClone
power users founded from the CoolClones iClone community forming
a collaboration of creativity, and talents, which are collectively
utilized in affiliation with the Reallusion certified content
developer program (CCD). The CoolCreators team members provide
their knowledge and skills in assisting other iClone users
on the CoolClones site whenever requested, and span the globe
with members extending across the United States, and Europe,
making assistance available in most instances 24 hours around
the clock. The CoolCreators thrive on enthusiasm as avid users
of the iClone product, and are dedicated toward the mission
of promoting the real time 3D movie making iClone revolution.
Quite a few of the CoolCreators are listed as Reallusion Spotlight
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Freebie Collection v.1
Good news! CoolCreators provides
a set of freebie collection including 3D Scenes, G2 CloneCloth
textures, Acessories, Props, Dance Motions and SFX. Please
download it in CCD
Freebies in CoolClones
Experience in iClone
From the moment I beta tested iClone
1.0, I immediately noticed the potential this product was
going to offer. Being a long time user of Reallusion products
and seeing the course of stunning improvements, and advancements
made with CrazyTalk, I knew the same would undoubtedly occur
with iClone. I felt a need to create a community for interaction
and content sharing to stimulate movie production. The CoolClones
launch coincided with the official release of iClone 1.0.
CoolClones was inspired by some of the content resource and
learning multimedia sites that I had frequented such as pixel2life.com
and 13dots.com while being a multimedia and flash hobbyist.
The experience and expertise of Donna Robinson, the administrator
for both sites was consulted, and recruited for the CoolClones
site renovation. CoolClones continues to grow with more users
joining daily, and has evolved into a community of over 2000
iClone enthusiasts. It showcases a variety of talent, and
shared creativity which has developed into a useful library
of iClone offerings, and experience. Aside of shared experiences,
and the content exchange consisting of hundreds of downloads,
there is also a CoolClones dedicated video site CloneClips.com which averages over 2000 videos viewed a week. It features
iClone Machinima exclusively, and tutorials produced by Reallusion.
The pinnacle of my iClone of adventures was the invitation
to join Reallusion at the Siggraph convention 2007. The opportunity
to be personally acquainted with the Reallusion team revealed
that they are not only enthusiastic about iclone, but do have
a genuine passion the software the same as any other user.
The thrill of the addition of new features, or content creation
is equally exciting as well. The release of iClone 3.0 will
prove as testimony that Reallusion is very receptive to user
feedback, and translates it into developments beyond envisioning.
Productions of CoolCreators
The creators encompass a broad assortment of
iClone skills, and the roles played within collaboration are
flexible. Some are specifically involved with character creation,
animation, scene, and prop development, but all actively do
an assortment of content development tasks contingent on the
needs of the theme, or project.
For example, last year the CoolCreators collaborated on a
Christmas 2006 project involving CC usernames Shygirl, Popeye,
Cricky, Doctordrill, Shalako, and M. D. McCallum (iClonecenter.com)
who prepared a variety of content for the theme, and Aknzrdude
who also produced a wonderful animation displaying the content
which was given away as seen here.
This year, a Victorian Christmas theme commenced with Shygirl
and Duchess110 developing characters, accessories and props
for the package. Needing a snow scene, fellow creator Wolfzone.org
made one to accommodate. Popeye, and cricky also went to work
on creating props to enhance the theme as needed. With the
varied abilities, most all can be accomplished within the
group. Here is a preview of the end result with the combined efforts.
A multitude of reasonably priced content produced by the CoolCreators
is available in the marketplace at CoolCreators.org.
iClone in Education
iClone is also used in the educational arena by CoolCreator
Brian Richardson – CC username (Popeye) who is an ICT
Development Teacher at the Newcastle City Learning Centre
where iClone is currently implemented in the classroom. It
was discovered as a valuable asset and engaged pupils. Areas
of the curriculum where he developed iClone are in WW1, the
trenches of the Somme, The Wild West, Romeo and Juliet, The
Egyptians, The Greeks and many more. He is presently engaging
Textile teachers to use iClone in order that students can
see their designs on models walking up and down the catwalk.
Brian is regularly consulted by other Educational Trainers
in the UK about iClone and its effective use in the Classroom
Visit CoolClones Forum: http://www.coolclones.com/forum/
CoolCreators G2 Texture Pack in the Content Store
CoolCloth Pack Volume 1
Touch of the Orient
The Tudors Henry VIII
American Indian Couple