CRYENGINE – Creating Animated Characters using Character Creator 3 & iClone 7
Learn to create an animated character from scratch and import it into CRYENGINE with our latest video tutorial.
In our latest CRYENGINE Master Class, Roman Perezogin, one of our Junior Technical Designers, takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a character and then importing it into CRYENGINE by using Character Creator 3 and iClone 7 from Reallusion and Adobe Photoshop. The video shows you a practical, professional workflow that you follow along with and apply to your own projects.
Character Creator 3 is a powerful tool which you can use to create high-quality, realistic characters and assets, including a rich feature set which allows you to edit almost everything you create, and even add your own textures with Substance. iClone 7 is a highly-intuitive, real-time animation application that allows you to easily create sequences thanks to its timeline and animation set up. You can download trial versions of both applications from https://www.reallusion.com/.
This tutorial uses both applications to create a character and add facial animation to it, then demonstrates how to import the character into a CRYENGINE level and adjust settings with the material editor. It also shows you how to use Adobe Photoshop, the ubiquitous graphics editor available with a free trial from https://www.adobe.com/, to adjust shaders and the parameters of various character materials.
To get the most out of this tutorial, you should be familiar with the basics of game development and using the CRYENGINE sandbox. You can also use written documentation in conjunction with this tutorial. If you are completely new to CRYENGINE, we recommend that you download our beginner’s course or watch the tutorial on our YouTube channel.
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