This course is designed as a complete fundamentals of 3D animation creation workflow. You don’t need any prior experience because the course will take you through each step of the process to create your own realistic digital human, and produce a professional animated video.
Reallusion’s Character Creator and iClone is a cost-effective 3D animation software helping you easily produce professional animations in a very short time for films.
Towards the end of the course, students will be able to apply all their learnings and skills into creating a full 3D animated short film as their final project, which prepares and leads them to thrive in their chosen career.
What Will You Learn?
- Create customized 3D characters using Character Creator 4
- Animate characters using iClone 8's powerful animation tools
- Apply realistic physics and motion effects into animations
- Utilize motion capture technology to capture realistic movements
- Create professional-quality 3D animations
The Course Curriculam
Module 1: Introduction to Reallusion Software
The module is designed to introduce you to the basic concepts and workflows of Reallusion software: Character Creator 4 and iClone 8, including character creation, animation
Overview of Character Creator and iClone
Basic system requirements and Software Installation
Interface, Navigation and Tools of CC4 and IC8
Workflow for Character and Scene Animation Creation
Module 2: Character Creator 4
Overview of character creation and customization in Character Creator 4, from pre-made content to advanced facial morphing tools and plugins, as well as outfit and accessory customization, motion and pose application, and exporting characters to iClone for animation.
Character Creation with Pre-made Content
Applying Morphs and Adjusting Character Figures
Generate AI-powered 3D Facial from Photo – Headshot Plugin
Using the Facial Morphing Tools
Full Face & Body Customization
Digital Human Workflow – SkinGen Premium Plugin
Creating Custom Hair using the Smart Hair System
Customize Character with Outfit and Accessories
Applying Motion, Pose & Facial Expression
Dynamic Stage and Lighting
Exporting characters from Character Creator to iClone
Module 3: iClone 8
Overview of the animation features and tools available in iClone 8, covering everything from basic animation concepts and timeline operation to advanced features like real-time animation recording, facial animation tools, animation constraints, environment creation, camera placement, and audio track management.
Overview of Smart Content Manager
Concepts of Body and Facial Animation
Applying Animation to Characters
Real-Time Animation Progress with Motion & Direct Puppet Recording
Edit Reach Target for Interactive Animation
Using the Face Puppet and Face Key Editor
Animation Constraints – Look-At, Path, Link and Attach
Environment Scene Creation
AccuLips Lipsync Solution
Adding and Import Audio Tracks
Module 4: Advanced Animation Techniques
This module covers a range of advanced animation techniques and features, including motion correction, personalization with Motion Director, dynamic lens flare, cinematic camera setup, motion blending, Curve Editor refinement, and Perception Neuron Studio integration with Motion Live. These techniques and features can help you create more sophisticated and professional-looking animations.
Motion Correction for Footstep and Handprint
Personalize Animation with Motion Director
Dynamic Lens Flare to Enhance Animation Visuals
Cinematic Camera Setup
Creating Complex Character Animation with Motion Blending
Using the Curve Editor to Refine Animations
Working with Motion Live – Perception Neuron Studio
Module 5: Exporting and Publishing
The process of exporting and publishing your iClone animations and still images, as well as how to use post-production software to further enhance the final output. Additionally, you'll learn how to publish your animations to various platforms for maximum visibility and reach.
Exporting Animations and Still Images
Using Post-Production Software to Enhance Final Output