Blender 
Character Pipeline

Next-Gen Character Creation & Animation

DISCOVER A GROWING & COMPLEMENTARY WORKFLOW

Professional character animation is a highly challenging task not for any single Blender artist. Now, with Reallusion’s disruptive character pipeline, you don’t need to build everything from scratch. Instead you can start from a professionally-rigged character base, with all its inherited facial and body animation advantages, to creatively building on top.

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A Revolutionary Character Pipeline

1.INSANELY FAST 3D CHARACTER GENERATION FOR BLENDER

CHARACTER CREATOR
Fully Rigged Character Bases

CC3 Base+ has evenly-distributed quad surfaces and perfect edge-loops which allow for smooth facial expressions and body animations, for users to use the character base for further sculpting in Blender.    Know More about CC3 Base+

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Morph into All Possible Styles

Intuitive morph controls make for an unlimited number of character options, both for realistic humans and stylized characters.

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Generate Real-time Digital Humans from One Photo

Headshot is the AI-powered Character Creator plugin that generates 3D realtime digital humans from one photograph. Apart from intelligent texture blending and head mesh creation, the generated digital doubles are fully rigged for voice lipsync, facial expression, and full body animation.    Know More about Headshot

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THE SEARCH FOR DIGITAL HUMAN REALISM

SkinGen is a major breakthrough in the digital human workflow, that introduces an ultra-realistic, dynamic material system dedicated to human skin synthesis. Embedded with industry leading scan-based assets, SkinGen not only makes CC3+ characters look great, but also enlivens existing projects through significant visual upgrades.    Know More about SkinGen

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BLENDER

Sculpt Unique Character Shapes

Blender character designers can easily load a character from Character Creator to use with Blender sculpt tools to freely change looks, and later update the changes right back to Character Creator as a new morph (shape).      Tutorial

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2.ASSET LIBRARY FOR BLENDER

CHARACTER CREATOR

Production Quality Character Libraries

A great collection of the best character assets can be found in the Reallusion Content Store, click-and-apply them for immediate professional looking results.

Explore more in the Content Store >

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SMART HAIR

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OUTFIT

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ACCESSORY

BLENDER

Create Outfit and Accessories

Taking advantage of Blender's powerful modeling features, you can send cloth and accessories back to Character Creater as CC can take care of the auto rig for you. Users can directly control the skin weights and texture baking in Blender for perfect results.       Tutorial

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BLENDER

Create Your Own Hairstyles with the Blender Hair Tool

The Hair Tool is an add-on for Blender that helps you easily generate hair-cards based on 3D curves in a non-destructive way, giving you all the features to make your unique Smart Hair designs. Five Smart Hair samples, and their corresponding Blender learning projects are included to help you speed up creation.

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Fast to generate hair-cards either by applying guide meshs, drawing hair strands, or using particles for interactive grooming.

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Check Hair Design from Blake Kostroun ArtStation | YouTube

Generates all required effect maps such as Root-End, ID map, AO and Flow map for Smart Hair shaders.

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3.AUTO SETUP FOR BLENDER EEVEE RENDER

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With the help from the free CC3 Blender Tools developed by Victor.Soupday, it’s never been easier to auto import CC and iClone characters with full material setting, making Blender a powerful tool for CC character blendshape design.

Material Adjustment

Automatically translate Reallusion’s Digital Human Shader to Blender Eevee and Cycle, with dynamic parameters for SSS skin, eyes, teeth, and Smart Hair adjustment.

Physics

Convert iClone weight map settings to Blender as vertex weight paint, and precisely conduct Cloth Simulation with real mesh collision in Blender.

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4.Intuitive Facial and Body Animation for 3D Characters in Blender

ICLONE

Amazingly Fun to Animate with iClone

Nothing in the world can animate characters better and faster than iClone. With a complete set of facial animation and auto lipsync tools, Mobu like Human-IK motion layer editor, as well as thousands of top-notch mocap animations, users now have no limit on what to create!   Know More about iClone

BODY

FACIAL

LIPSYNC

COMPLETE CHARACTER ANIMATION WORKFLOW

With one-click you can send highly realistic characters from Character Creator, or you can life-like iClone facial andy body animation to Blender. Users can utilize Blender’s outstanding render, or create their own animations using the Blender AutoRig Pro.

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Cinematic Film Production   Part 1   Part 2
Tutorial

Blender Character Workflow Tutorials

For more information, see the FAQ >

RECOMMENDED BUNDLES

NEW TO CHARACTER CREATOR 3?

Two essential character creation packages for Blender users to get started with! Users can purchase Character Creator, to get the Hair Tool for Blender at a preferential price. Or they can select the Digital Human Creation Bundle, which includes the Headshot Plug-in to generate 3D real-time digital humans from a photo.

Character Creator 3

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  • Character Creator
  • Hair Tool for Blender + Blender Samples + Smart Hairs (learning materials)

Digital Human Creation Bundle

  • Character Creator
  • Headshot Plug-in for Character Creator