WIP 3 reveals iClone 7’s evolution into an OPEN program with
truly robust extension capabilities. The full-featured Curve
Editor plugin built with iClone 7 API demonstrates a new ability
for plugin designers to do solid technology integration with
iClone. Creative users can easily augment animation features
or add custom devices to iClone with Python Scripting.
Visually, the advancements for iClone 7 continue with custom
shader technologies including Shadow Matte, HBAO+, and LUT color
grading, all showcase examples of unlimited extensibility for
creative users or developers.
The Curve Editor has long been the major differentiator for professional and amateur animation. Finally, iClone 7 has added this classical animation tool to the pipeline bundle as a free bonus. The iClone Curve Editor also showcase the power of plugin design using iClone 7 APIs, which is how it was built and implemented.
Get the ideal time and space adjustment over your animation, smooth out linear bouncing cameras, perform arc rotation for cartoon animation, or get perfect ease-in-and-out behavior.
To make iClone maximize the visual potential of the rapid growing real-time GPU technologies, the iClone team has re-engineered iClone 7's render core, aiming to make it compatible with industry standard shader languages.
Shadows not only enhance lighting realism, shadows can effectively immerse 3D objects into the image or video background. iClone7 now gives each light its own shadow attribute, and allows users to turn any mesh to a shadow capturer for professional composite result.
Instant 3D Compositing
Place 3D props in a HDRi lighted environment, turn on the default shadow capture plane, and get a photo-realistic 3D composite effect, even with just one directional light.
Individual Shadow Settings
Now different custom shadow darkness from different lights can achieve the detailed presence of natural lighting.
HBAO+ is an AAA game quality Ambient Occlusion technology introduced by NVIDIA; a technique used in film production to approximate the effect of environment lighting. HBAO+ precisely controls the AO range, sharpness and blend level, and precisely accentuates small surface details adding soft shadows.
The LUT (Color Lookup Table) is an industry standard color grading technique that alters the mood of a scene. Achieve different film looks or stylized effects.
Instant Visual Upgrade from LUT Library
Click and apply the LUT effects from the iClone Gallery to get immediate color graded results that reflect industry-standard film genres.
Python Scripting is coming to iClone7 to enable more 3D creative
design from developers. 3D tools like Maya, Max, Blender, and game
engines like Unity and Unreal already utilize Python. The new iClone
integration of Python Scripts can bring extensive scripting
resources for those that seek to design custom controls and
enhancements to iClone.