A Physics engine is the essential factor for every computer and mobile game. It determines the collision response between gaming targets, along with explosion and projectile results. iClone's Physics ToolboxTM empowers casual video gamers and hobbyists to learn the tricks behind game development by allowing them to create and experience the adrenalin with visually intuitive user interfaces and workflows.
NORTHAMPTON, UK, May 15th 2012, - Reallusion®, a pioneer in advancing 3D animation and imaging technology has announced it's newest "iPlayTM" physics control system for users to develop game-like projects with interactive controls. Now everybody can create a prototype game without heavy scripting knowledge.
Video gamers are often steeped in many types of games, but rarely know the major animation techniques used to create game interaction rules. These techniques help create lifelike animations with real world physics, shoot and hit targets, move and drop objects, and create virtual explosions. Now Reallusion takes iClone to the next level with the new Physics Toolbox plug-in which allows users to use sliders and buttons to motorize or manipulate any 3D object. Casual gamers can now create and learn how to build their own simulations, prototype games, vehicles and weapon systems, robots, mechanical platforms or unique inventions with just a couple of clicks. This must-have iClone plug-in contains more than 30 powerful physics-based tools which can be used to construct complex mechanical models or stand-alone creations with structures and forces that power any kind of static 3D models. The Physics Toolbox is available now for £69.99 including Vat. PRO version of iClone5 at £159,
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Complete set of power sources for physics animation
The plug-in includes 16 basic Force components such as motors, push, sliders, springs and transformation power sources. The Structure components consist of constraint structures such as claws, vehicles and tank tracks, and fully-operational turrets, hydraulic tools and transporters. These tools come with a comprehensive learning system that you can freely use to assemble any kind of machine.
Easily assemble incredibly complex machines with smart dummies
Hobbyists can quickly combine static objects with custom meshes to build one-of-a-kind weapon systems, motorized 4WD vehicles, tank tracks, robotic arms and more. This tool set allows you to transform any creative idea you have into a working 3D model by simply adding intuitive smart dummies. Now arduous animations such as rotation, hovering, shooting, springing and explosions are all made easy with just a few simple clicks.
Motorize static objects into interactive content
This is definitely the most intuitive physics system in the industry, ever! Each component is embedded with visually designed control panels, complete with sliders and buttons that allow you to motorize any 3D object. Simply pick an object and assign a motor attribute, then add more power sources and customize your own control panels for real-time manipulation. Users can even add particle dynamics, or use these tools to control cameras and lighting.
Real-time simulation and auto animation key generation
One of the most valuable features in the iClone Physics Toolbox is the ability to save countless hours on key frame animation by performing real-time physics simulations in one go. Once you start playing with the controllers, your movements and animations will be recorded and automatically used to generate animation keys. Not only is this a huge time-saver, but the end results will be smoother and more natural-looking.
IClone's versatile animation pipeline lends its real-time animation tools for anything from informal game-play, to game development, CG animation and academic simulation. Immerse yourself in a game-like interactive world and bring your gaming skills to their full potential with iClone's real-time Physics Toolbox.
The iClone Physics Toolbox also comes with the most complete learning resources to help beginners and professionals immediately start building their own creations. Users will find everything they need with fully-illustrated user guides, assembly guides, video tutorials, sample projects and more.
About Reallusion, Inc.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Reallusion is a leader in the development of 3D cinematic animation tools for consumers, students and professionals. Recognized as an industry pioneer, the company provides consumers with easy-to-use avatar animation, facial morphing and voice lip-sync solutions for real-time 3D filmmaking and previsualization for professional postproduction. Reallusion's core technologies are widely used by consumers, gamers and filmmakers to ready their PCs with a total real-time movie studio that plugs-in to the gamer mentality with videogame-like play-to-create technology. Professional content developers equip their studios with Reallusion technology to streamline production efforts to match the lightspeed demands of animation. In addition to PC software, Reallusion is a trusted digital imaging and mobile 3D development partner to Brother, Panasonic, Skype and Nokia with embedded applications in leading consumer devices worldwide. For more information, visit www.reallusion.com.