HD Rendered IClone Animation Clip

Here’s a very short animation clip I made using Iclone 7. I used Character creator 2 to create it and used iclone animation to make a brief clip. Most of these same animations you can use in your Unreal Engine 4 Project as taunts or even as movements. I will soon try to make a little cinematic clip using the animations as well.

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Animations added in my Unreal Engine 4 Test Project

Hey folks, as you’ll see in the video below I’ve made a lot of progress from the previous post I posted on my Unreal project. The graphics are improved and I was able to add some motions and character movements. You’ll see as I press 1 on the keyboard my character in this case I call her Tanya I’m able to make her start doing an air dance. And the camera isn’t exactly where I want it to be but I can fix that later. This is only a test to see how to use the engine and add in all the animations from Iclone 7/IClone Character Creator. There’s a few errors I made but I have gotten the concept of how this program works. Unreal Engine makes the projects very easy the hardest part is setting the blueprints and setting the animations in right. It also helps because they provide a debug log as well, but having animation blueprints help alot in the sense you don’t have to code anything really. The graphics can be improved as well. Stayed tuned once I complete a playable type game I’ll upload it to my blog. Thanks for reading and tell me what you think.

Unreal Engine Progress

Hey everybody, I’m happy to say I’ve finally figured out a lot of the Unreal Engine 4 and am starting to understand the Animation blueprints more. One thing that I can say is you have to know how to use both Character Creator 2, 3DXChange 7(PIPELINE), and the Unreal Engine 4 itself to make your game a success. Their are plenty of YouTube video’s with tutorials on how to make this possible and I will share one that is brief and right to the point. Below is my current progress with the Unreal Engine 4. My latest progress I will post on my Instagram and Twitter! Let me know what you think.

Unreal Engine 4 (One of the Best Game Engines)

I love video games and I’m pretty sure that most of everyone does too. As we know a lot of work goes into these video game creations and they take a lot of time. As I have experienced and I’m pretty sure most of you all have too that most games have glitches in them and if caught and reported are often fixed. Now in terms of creating these games it requires a lot of coding which I’ve talked about in a previous post.  But now in days most big companies use game engines such as Unreal Engine 4, Unity, OpenGL, HTML5, etc. Most big companies like Marvel, DC Comics, and Naughty Dogs use the Unreal Engine 4. When you compare the graphics from Unreal Engine 4 to Unity you can see a difference between the too. I’ve been taking a course on how to use the Unreal Engine 4 and noticed they do more of the coding through blueprints that too me are more simply than the coding while using Unity. Check out the pictures below….

Batman Arkham Knight(Unreal Engine 4)

Watch Dogs 2(Unity)

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you see above the two games were made from different game engines. Batman Arkham Knight has better graphics than Watch Dogs 2. A lot of companies use the Unreal Engine 4 because the graphics are better. Now with the way its going they’re soon to have 4k graphics with some game consoles already offering it. Unreal Engine is more easy and simply to use than Unity and the graphic look a lot better. Below is a layout of how the Blueprints work on Unreal Engine.

I will be creating an artist tips page soon talking the Unreal Engine 4 in full detail and talking about the requirements and why its FREE to use. Below are the last set of pictures showing some more of the Unreal 4. 



Videos coming soon on the Unreal Engine 4! Stay tuned!

Vuescan. Best Software for Scanners!

VueScan is a software program that is used as a drive to make scanners that don’t have drive work. For example the scanner that I have a Musket Express A3 scanner it came with the software driver but it didn’t work because they updated the drivers years ago so people couldn’t use the driver which means your computer can’t find the scanner even though you have it connected. Their are other programs out there that offer driver software for the scanner too but to me VueScan is the best most reasonable priced driver out there. ¬†Below is a link to the VueScan site and pictures of the VueScan software and a picture of the Musket Express A3 scanner which is one of the devices that the driver is outdated. I will be posting another article in full on the “Artist Tip Page” stay tuned for updates.

Link to VueScan: https://www.hamrick.com/

VueScan Program

Black Musket A3 Scanner

Black Musket A3 Scanner