iClone is dedicated to strengthening the real-time visual quality of rendering. Utilizing PBR (Physically-based Rendering) dynamic material content and VXGI Global Illumination that turns normal 3D scenes into a photo-realistic worlds through Image-based Lighting. In iClone, we provide Lens Flares, Mirror Plane Shader and Motion Blur to simulate the look of how the real world is processed through human eyes and camera lenses.

Lens Flare

Lens flare is a type of lens artifact that occurs when light reflects off the surfaces inside the camera producing the effect. It is intentionally used by videographers or computer graphic designers to add cinematic looks to their footage. Assembled from 4 elements that stimulate the Optical Physics of Lens Flare; these Lens Flare Effects are highly customizable by replacing elements, adjusting size, brightness, colors, and shapes.     Learn More >

Mirror Plane Shader

Mirror Plane Shader simulates realistic reflective surfaces that can be applied to mirrors, televisions, floors or windows. Define the mirror shape by Opacity texture, and adjust the strength and clarity of the mirror reflection with Material Settings. Apart from these adjustments, it allows you to create more varieties by blending or diffusing with other textures, such as marble, or stains.    Learn more >

Motion Blur

Motion Blur effects provide the best solution for streaking or blurring objects in motion to simulate speed, and it’s a must-effect to make believable video compositing. Motion Blur Effects can be widely used for the moving object or backgrounds. Adjustments for blur intensity and blending frames are also available.     Learn more >

Digital Human Shader

Digital Human Shader is not only to create believably true-to-life digital humans, but also to quickly change skin color by adjusting the color of blend maps, or applying colors with ease in iClone. Enjoy fast and quality, real-time render results for still art designs or live animation performances.    Know More >

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SSS Shader for Props & Accessories

Props, accessories, and non-standard characters are able to have SSS shader in Character Creator and iClone. With the SSS shader, users are able to create translucent material effects, and a built-in SSS material library.

SSS shader for props
SSS shader for props
SSS shader for props
SSS shader for props
SSS shader for props
SSS shader for props

Physically-based Rendering (PBR)

iClone introduces PBR as the new real-time renderer for iClone users. Not only does it deliver amazingly realistic visuals, but it also serves as the new material content standard that helps to maintain a consistent look between iClone, 3D game engines, and popular PBR design applications like Substance Painter.   

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PBR Rendering Based on Real Physical Interaction Between Light and Material

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Industry-standard PBR Visuals Among Real-time Engines

Global Illumination (GI)

Utilizing NVIDIA’s leading real-time VXGI (Voxel Cone Tracing technology), iClone greatly enhances visual realism by integrating secondary light reflections over diffuse and specular surfaces. Users can quickly and easily level-up their existing projects to achieve superbly fine video renders in a fraction of the time, even when using slower GPU systems. Once you start using Global Illumination, you will wonder how you ever did without it!    Know More >

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Emissive Materials & Particles as Light Sources

Emissive materials are the secret elixir of professional lighting. While they previously could only be achieved through an offline renderer, iClone destroys that barrier by allowing you to use glow maps, particles, dynamic images and video as light sources… all in real-time! You have to see it to believe it!

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Image as Light Source

video as light source

Video as Light Source

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Particle as Light Source

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Glow Map as Light Source

Visual Effects (VFX)

The Toon Shader helps you easily give a 2D cartoon look to 3D graphics by using cell shading. With Post FX, you can render and create key-able visual effects like color toning, lens blur, sketch, or black & white. Build enhanced and unique atmospheres with advanced lighting effects such as HDR, IBL, and AO. Produce amazing real-time particle effects with preset libraries and emitter controls for smoke, fire, and explosions.    Know More >

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In order to harness the ever-increasing visual potential of rapidly growing real-time GPU technologies, iClone is engineered to make it compatible with industry-standard shader languages. By utilizing this new Custom Shader architecture, iClone has enriched its rendering capabilities with LUT color grading, shadow matte to turn any mesh to a shadow capture for professional compositing, and HBAO+ for increased sharpness and more precise AO range control.    Know More >

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.

LUT - Professional Color Grading

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.

Capture Shadows with Dummy Props

The Shadow Dummy option gives users the power to seamlessly composite 3D objects to any image or video background.


HBAO+ is an AAA game quality Ambient Occlusion technology introduced by NVIDIA, and it's also 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