Reallusion and 3Dconnexion Leverage Synergies to Accelerate 3D Animation Production

Reallusion and 3Dconnexion Leverage Synergies to Accelerate 3D Animation Production

“3Dconnexion’s SpaceMouse brings joy and sensitivity to 3D creation with iClone 8, enabling unprecedented agility for animation, directing, timeline editing, and live recording.” – Charles Chen, Founder and CEO of Reallusion

Reallusion, a platform for digital human character creativity and animation, has partnered with 3Dconnexion, a German manufacturer of human interface devices, to accelerate real-time 3D workflows on camera direction , character animation and sequence editing. All of iClone’s features are accessible using 3Dconnexion’s SpaceMouse®.

iClone is fast, real-time 3D animation software for professional use in movies, previews, animation, apps and games; as its friendly environment blends facial performance, humanoid body animation, mocap production, scene design, and cinematic storytelling.

Voted as the top device request in iClone users’ wish list, the latest iClone Version 8 has refreshed its software architecture, opening it up to freedom of customization with SpaceMouse via hotkeys and mapping more than 700 features of iClone.

“3Dconnexion’s SpaceMouse brings joy and sensitivity to 3D creation with iClone 8, enabling unprecedented agility for animation, directing, timeline editing, and live recording.” – Charles Chen, Founder and CEO of Reallusion

“It was a great pleasure for us to work with the Reallusion team on this integration. We believe this will allow our common users to experience 3D like never before, while adding more speed and fun to their workflow. -Antonio Pascucci, CEO of 3Dconnexion

Powerful real-time production workflows

Three specially designed SpaceMouse presets have been optimized for editing animations, transforming objects, and arranging light.

In addition to camera navigation, SpaceMouse has been highly optimized for animation editing which requires fast collaboration between view angles, joint traversal, pose, and lots of manipulation via left hand control.

Convenient timeline cleaning feature simulates jog dialing using 6DoF sensor so users can easily find target frames by manipulating scrolling, zoom speed, break clips and keyframes by copying /sticky. The pop-up design will control cameras and objects in the 3D viewport, but will also function as an animation sequencer when focused in the timeline.

Download presets for free

To get the most out of the SpaceMouse with iClone’s real-time production, users can freely download three SpaceMouse hotkey presets to work with different design purposes. iClone 8 users simply switch to the desired profile easily via 3Dconnexion’s driver, 3DxWare 10.

The latest iClone 8 profiles can be downloaded here.

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