Type of Program: 3D Character animation
Supported Platforms: Windows XP/ME/2000/98SE
Company Name: Reallusion
iClone Studio is another winner from the excellent Reallusion
software house. If, like me, you have looked at the various 3D animation
programs out there and shied away because they are too complicated then you will
love this program. Don't get me wrong, this is no beginners only software and
beginners and advanced users alike will benefit.
Look at the features
Create 3D characters from any photo - Talking 3D characters with lip-sync -
Multiple body styles and clothing - Pro Motion Capture Library - External
texture editing for clothing - 3D Scenes, Props, & Accessories - Interactive
cameras & light system - Image sequence TGA, BMG, GIF - Full screen DV output
for video - Image output up to 3000x3000 pixels - Motion Editor animation
editing tool - BVH Motion Conversion tool - 3D Face Shaping tool - Ability to
launch CrazyTalk4 for custom 3D animated character.
iClone Studio's tools are designed to advance your 3D character creation, 3D
animation, and output options - all are targeted to animators who are ready to
build fully equipped 3D character animation for use in video, web, games,
training, and 3D screensavers. You'll get libraries of selectable content
featuring even more body styles, preset motion, clothing, hairstyles,
accessories, props, 2D & 3D scenery, music, character animation & export
options. You can also make 3D objects from 2D photos.
I found it easy to use and created basic 3D characters with motion with ease and
along with the excellent tutorials, FAQs and forums available you can advance at
your own pace. The list of features is huge and can be found
If you are into or want to get into 3D animation then give the trial download a
spin you'll want to buy it in a very short while.
Pentium III 600 MHz (Pentium4 1GHz or higher recommended)
256 MB RAM
500 MB hard disk
Display Resolution: High Color (24-bit) or True Color (32-bit)
Support for DirectX 8.1 Graphics Card
Video Memory: 32 MB
Sound card / Keyboard / Mouse / Speaker
iClone requires a 3D accelerator (3D graphics card/integrated chipset) and
DirectX 8.1 (or above) to be capable of completing the 3D rendering.
Ease of Installation:
Reviewed by Simon Baillie