For pro VFX and film users, iClone 7 and CC3 has come quite far over a two year period, well done to the dev team, Digital Humans is one of the most difficult challenges in the 3D world.
The software gets so much better with each release and update, apart from one thing. The HAIR. After testing out Headshot I am left with the same feeling as when first starting with iClone 7 and CC3. Let down by the unrealistic hair available in each standard release.
Requests: Please add as part of each software base, matching realism for Digital Humans in terms of HAIR in CC3, Headshot and iClone to be able to compete out of the box, with the Pro VFX pipelines on the market.
I'm sure there are others but the closest thing I have come across so far for customisable hair morphs is for Daz3d:https://www.daz3d.com/casual-spikes-hair-for-genesis-3-and-8
and there is also SWAM hair for CC3, at an extra cost!
It really shouldn't be an issue of paying for yet another bundle or accessory just to achieve realistic hair in iClone 7 or CC3 or Headshot if the standard hair looks so bad on the Digital Humans base characters. The quality of both head/skin and hair should be equally matched.
Headshot: More realistic high poly hair in Pro mode maybe in a future update. (Similar to how hair in the Auto Mode feature works).
More detailed Sculpting for folds in skin for older faces or extreme characters (without going to ZBrush)
Add a More DH Lights BUTTON (right mouse click to add) for users without a mouse would be handy.
Users with a tablet have no left or right click.
Add an extra Eye Light button, fully controllable and good for low light and extreme close-up shots.
Adjustable hairline for the scalp in Skin Settings
After the 3.21 update there's also a 1 frame blue screen flash after clicking on Apply/Update Skin Morphs. The flash occurs after 2 or 3 seconds of clicking on the button.
Depending on the angle, the Back Light can introduce spill light inside the eyelids if the eyeballs are not correct. Easier to adjust the light for stills but more difficult for animation or body movement.
Eyelashes are very difficult to fix or shorten when matched to the eye shape.
One more thing. Please add a free, simplified face tracker/controller as standard for iClone 7, to control the basic face/head movement via a Webcam. If users want a more detailed, extra features version they can upgrade the Faceware & Motion Live and use the depth camera iPhone feature.
This was a major disappointment after purchasing the software. It actually made me stop using iClone and CC3 for quite some time. OK, two more things....The Transformer button should also work as standard without having to upgrade to the pipeline edition. Having to go back and forth between 3 or 4 different 3d programs just to finish a character to a high standard actually has a negative user impact on your software, instead of being a one stop solution and market leader, which iClone and CC3/headshot has the potential of becoming.
The add-ons and extras required for pipeline and Motion Live and pro features can be a bit misleading for new users, especially when your demos are incredible realistic humans, talking and using all the available plugins and features. To be honest, when I bought the iClone 7, CC3 and 3DXchange package I was expecting most of the features above as standard or at least in simplified forms. Instead, I faced with expensive upgrade choices.
Thank you, much appreciated. Look forward to working more in iClone and CC3 as things progress.
read more and see Brad and his reference test images here https://forum.reallusion.com/427329/Headshot-Gallery-Show-us-what-you-got?PageIndex=11#bm431679