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QUICK START FOR CHARACTER CREATION

Get a head start on designing your favorite character by learning from the pros and the community! Read the two handy design guides for a quick visual overview of the texture design framework, and all the possible customization options. Watch the tutorial videos for easy to follow instructions. Last but not least, visit the Character Creator forum to get helpful tips and discuss with the rest of the community!

Character Creator Tutorial - Basics & UI

Intro to Light & Shadow

  • Lighting environment
  • Shadow Settings
Character Creator Tutorial - Body Morphing Basics

Image-based Lighting & Sky sync

  • Customizing the IBL Environment
  • Loading HDR or EXR File as IBL Image
  • Synchronizing the Sky Map to IBL Lighting
  • Adjust color
Character Creator Tutorial - Clothing Design & Structure

Non-PBR to PBR Material Conversion

  • Distinqushing PBR and Non-PBR Contents in Character Creator
  • Converting Non-PBR Clothing to PBR
  • Single-click PBR Character Conversion
Character Creator Tutorial - Adding Custom Decals

Tweaking PBR Substance Materials

  • Switching to Substance PBR Materials
  • Tweaking Substance Parameters
Character Creator Tutorial - Adding Custom Decals

Using PBR Substance Materials

  • Loading a Substance Material
  • Locating Material via Color ID
  • Character Creator Optimized Loading
  • Using New PBR Substance Materials
Character Creator Tutorial - Adding Custom Decals

Wood Generator

  • Base Tweaks
  • Wood Detail Parameters
  • Finishing Touches

Leather Generator

  • Embedded Leather Presets
  • Custom Leather with Generator
Character Creator Tutorial

Metal Material Adjustments

  • Embed Metallic Presets
  • Importing Custom Texture Maps
  • Abrasion Effects
  • Blemish Effects
Character Creator Tutorial - Basics & UI

Character Creator Basics & UI

  • UI Basics
  • Character Morphing
  • Character Skin
  • Character Aging
  • Character Clothing
  • Exporting Characters to iClone
Character Creator Tutorial - Body Morphing Basics

Body Morphing Basics

  • Applying Morph Templates
  • Body Part Morphing
  • Morph Parameter Settings
  • Facial Feature Morphing
  • Adding Surface Detail
  • Adjusting Character Height
Character Creator Tutorial - Clothing Design & Structure

Clothing Design & Structure

  • RGB Maps & Materials
  • Plaid & Patterns
  • Fixing Clothing Overlaps
  • Decals
  • Aging, Hole & Discoloration Effects
  • Exporting iAvatars
Character Creator Tutorial - Creating Custom Fabrics

Creating Custom Fabrics

  • Importing Custom Materials
  • Importing Custom Patterns
  • Saving iCloth Items
  • Creating an RGB Mask
  • Importing an RGB Mask
Character Creator Tutorial - Adding Custom Decals

Adding Custom Decals

  • Facial Scars & Injuries
  • Body Tattoos & Scars
  • Custom Clothing Logos
  • Clothing Rips
  • Clothing Patches
Character Creator Tutorial - Conforming Clothing & Layering

Conforming Clothing & Layering

  • Collision Settings
  • Real-time Smooth
  • Skin Opacity Maps
  • Smooth & Close-fitting
  • Layering Clothing
Character Creator Tutorial - Conforming Clothing & Layering

Conform vs Non-Conform Options (v2.0)

  • Non-Conform Hair
  • Non-Conform Clothing
  • Bone Scale vs. Mesh Morph
Character Creator Tutorial - Advanced Facial Modification

Advanced Facial Modification: Vampire

  • Eye Modifications
  • Teeth Modification
  • Eye Morphing
  • Cosmetic Basics
  • Character Skin
  • Facial Morphs
  • Face Decals
Character Creator Tutorial - Advanced Facial Modification

iClone 6.2 - Improved Lip-syncing over Character Creator characters

  • Lips key reduction
  • Smoothing for lips, tongue and jaw
  • Clip strength adjustment
  • Combined effects for lips, tongue and jaw
Character Creator Tutorial - Advanced Facial Modification

Facial Modification: Orc

  • Basic Body & Facial Feature Morphing
  • Skin Color & Texture
  • Adding Skin Decal Scars
  • Creating a Scar Decal in Photoshop
  • Custom Normal, Specular, & Mask Maps
  • RGB Masking for Scalp
  • Using Scalp RGB Mask for Tattoos
  • Skin Resolution & Export
Character Creator Tutorial - Soft Cloth Physics & Collision Setup

Soft Cloth Physics & Collision Setup

  • Soft Cloth Presets & Properties
  • Modifying Collision Shapes
  • Collision Shape Troubleshooting
Character Creator Tutorial - Creating a Star Trek Facial Normal Map

Creating a Star Trek Facial Normal Map

  • Character Creator Normal Map Presets
  • Customizing a Normal Map with NDO
  • Drawing Crevasses
  • Using RGB Masks for Facial Normals
Character Creator Tutorial - Advanced Facial Modification

Custom Facial Texture Maps with 3D Coat

  • Exporting a Character Model to OBJ
  • Sculpting a Normal Map in 3D Coat
  • Applying Custom Normal Maps in Character Creator
  • Painting a Diffuse Map in 3D Coat
  • Exporting a Diffuse Map from 3D Coat
Character Creator Tutorial - Intro to Professional Outfits

Intro to Professional Outfits

  • Customizing from a Character Project Template
  • Blue-collar to Businessman
  • Secret Agent to Playboy Bunny
  • Creating a Transparent Mesh Texture
Character Creator Tutorial - Custom Clothing Design with Professional Outfits

Custom Clothing Design with Professional Outfits

  • Creating Custom Patterns
  • Creating a Corporate Uniform
  • Creating a Custom Soccer (Football) Jersey
Character Creator Tutorial - Rendering Professional Outfits in Indigo

Rendering Professional Outfits in Indigo

  • Basic Lighting Options for Indigo Renders
  • Smoothing Out Meshes with Subdivision
  • Material Enhancement & Refinement
  • Background Color & HDR Image Rendering
  • Using Filters & Adjusting Eyeball Values
Character Creator Tutorial - Character Compositing & Lighting Setup in Indigo

Character Compositing & Lighting Setup in Indigo

  • Lighting Setup in iClone
  • Lighting Refinement in Indigo
  • Compositing a Render in Photoshop

DESIGN YOUR OWN OUTFITS   

Character Creator Tutorial - Intro to v1.5 New Features

Intro to v1.5 New Features

  • Adjusting Hand Contact
  • Adjusting Contact Points for Stylized Morphs
  • Adjusting Foot Contact & Shoe Mesh
Character Creator Tutorial - Custom Clothing Layering

Custom Clothing Layering

  • Basic Clothing Layering
  • FBX Import & Export
  • Changing Layer Order with Click and Drag
  • Changing Layer Order with Collision Order
Character Creator Tutorial - Editing Clothing Mesh

Editing Clothing Mesh

  • Selection Methods
  • Move, Scale & Rotate Selected Mesh
  • Smooth & Relax Mesh Modifiers
  • Hide Mesh Options
  • Back Face Selection
Character Creator Tutorial - Editing Clothing Mesh

Mesh Editing for Accessories (v2.0)

  • Creating Accessories in iClone
  • Mesh Editing in Character Creator
  • Applying Substance Materials
  • Saving Props & Accessories
Character Creator Tutorial - Hand & Foot Contact

Hand & Foot Contact

  • Adjusting Hand Contact
  • Adjusting Contact Points for Stylized Morphs
  • Adjusting Foot Contact & Shoe Mesh
Character Creator Tutorial - Load & Edit Custom Calibration Poses

Load & Edit Custom Calibration Poses

  • Simple Calibration Posing
  • Simple Mesh Editing
  • Custom Calibration Poses with iMotion
  • Custom Posing with Human IK Editing
Character Creator Tutorial - Cloth Creation

Cloth Creation Developer Level

  • CC: Export
  • Marvelous Designer: Setup, Export
  • ZBrush: Setup, High Poly
  • Maya: Setup, Retopology
  • Mesh Comparison
  • xNormal: Texture Protection
  • Maya: Skin Binding and Export
  • CC: Material Setup, Subtance Editor, Cloth Saving and Application

*The selection of software are just examples for tutorial purposes. You can choose to use other 3rd party applications, such as Maya or Blender to work with Character Creator.
Character Creator Tutorial - Shoes Creation

Shoes Creation Developer Level

  • CC: Export
  • Maya: Setup, Shoes Model, Export and Skin Binding
  • ZBrush: Setup
  • High Poly Model
  • ZBrush: Texture Generation
  • Final Textures
  • CC: Import and Setup, Material Settings, Appearance Editor, Hide and Adjust Mesh, Saving and Applying Shoes

*The selection of software are just examples for tutorial purposes. You can choose to use other 3rd party applications, such as Maya or Blender to work with Character Creator.
Character Creator Tutorial - Accessory Creation

Hair Creation Developer Level

  • CC: Export
  • Hair Textures
  • Maya: Import, Scalp Creation, UV Mapping, Hair Meshes, Material Creation, Setup and Binding, Export
  • CC: Import, Material Setup, Appearance Editor, Saving and Application, Soft-coth Weight Map

*The selection of software are just examples for tutorial purposes. You can choose to use other 3rd party applications, such as Maya or Blender to work with Character Creator.
Character Creator Tutorial - Accessory Creation

Accessory Creation Developer Level

  • Defining Accessories
  • Rules for Accessories
  • CC: Export
  • Maya: Fitting the Accessory, Parenting and Exporting
  • CC: Import and Saving, Applying and Testing

*The selection of software are just examples for tutorial purposes. You can choose to use other 3rd party applications, such as Maya or Blender to work with Character Creator.
Character Creator Tutorial - Conforming Clothing & Layering

How to use Marvelous Designer and Character Creator to create stunning clothing for iClone

CUSTOM MORPH DESIGN

Character Creator Tutorial - Advanced Facial Modification

Create Custom Morph Sliders for Stylized 3D Characters in v1.4

  • Creating Morph Sliders from an iAvatar file
  • Creating Morph Sliders from an OBJ file
  • Using Current Morph as a Base to Create Family of Characters
  • Combining Sliders and Exporting Result
  • Fixing Eye Blink for Stylized Characters
  • Testing out Clothing, Hair and iClone Animation

EXPORT TO WEB FOR CONTENT DISPLAY

Character Creator Tutorial - 3DXchange to Sketchfab

Publishing Animated 3D Characters to Sketchfab (v2.0)

  • Designing Character in Character Creator
  • Animating Character Body & Face in iClone
  • Publishing to Sketchfab from Character Creator
  • Adjusting IBL & Lighting Settings in Sketchfab
Character Creator Tutorial - 3DXchange to Sketchfab

3DXchange to Sketchfab (outdated)

  • Get your own custom models from iAvatar format and transfer them into FBX format to get published in Sketchfab. You'll also learn about how you can add custom motions to really show off your models to the max!
Character Creator Tutorial - Character Creator to Sketchfab

Character Creator to Sketchfab (outdated)

  • Get your gorgeous character models from Character Creator into Sketchfab in order to demo them in the best possible way.
Character Creator Tutorial - Embedding PBR Textures in Zip Files for Sketchfab Publishing

Embedding PBR Textures in Zip Files for Sketchfab Publishing (outdated)

  • Zip up your FBX character model along with its PBR textures into a single package, ane easily import them in a single upload into Sketchfab, in order to bring a new level of realism to your character model demo.
Character Creator Tutorial - Assigning PBR Textures in Sketchfab

Assigning PBR Textures in Sketchfab (outdated)

  • Manually assign physically-based rendering (PBR) textures to your character model one-by-one in Sketchfab to bring a new level of realism to your character model demo.

ARTIST TUTORIALS

Character Creator Tutorial - ZBrush Pipeline

Character Creator to ZBrush


Character Creator Tutorial - Sculptris Pipeline

Character Creator to Sculptris

Character Creator Tutorial - Creating Custom Fabrics

Unreal Engine 4 Rig Export

  • Exporting FBX - Convert Bone Structure and Naming for UE4 Rig
  • Importing PBR Textures
Character Creator Tutorial - Adding Custom Decals

Quick Mixamo Import to Unreal 4

  • Converting to iMotion in 3DXchange
  • Exporting FBX Motions from Character Creator
  • Unreal Engine Import Options
Character Creator Tutorial - Advanced Facial Modification

High Heel Character Import to Unreal Engine 4 - Character Creator 2

  • Exporting FBX from Character Creator 2.0
  • Importing to Unreal Engine
  • Fixing Heel Issue
Character Creator Tutorial - Advanced Facial Modification

Export for Unity Mecanim Game Control

Direct FBX export for Mecanim compatible characters into Unity 3D for instant 3rd Person Gameplay. You can even display the same realistic PBR looks in your Unity game.

Character Creator Tutorial - Advanced Facial Modification

iClone Characters to Unity3D (outdated)

Character Creator Tutorial - Advanced Facial Modification

iClone Characters to Unreal (outdated)