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Confused About Which Product To Buy?

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Are you confused about which product to buy?

Which product will be best for you will depend on the type of animated movies you wish to make.

All our 3 main products, iClone 7, CrazyTalk Animator 3 (CTA3) & CrazyTalk 8 (CT8) will allow you to create animated characters. They are all standalone products that do not need anything else to work. However some files can be shared between the different products such as heads between CT8 and iClone 7.

Please let me explain a little about each product.

iClone 7 is a 3D animation package and CTA3 & CT8 are 2D animation packages. A good way to think of the difference is to consider iClone like viewing a sculpture, where you can view it from a full 360 degrees, whereas CTA3 and CT8 are like viewing a painting where you view from fixed angles (with simulated 3D motion in CTA3).

iClone 7 uses 3D models. Characters can be lifelike humans or more cartoon type characters. You can use the included characters & props, or you can purchase additional content packs to increase your library of content. Many free models are also available.

http://www.reallusion.com/iclone/

In addition we now have the new Character Creator which comes free with iClone 7. This allows you to create an almost unlimited number of custom characters with different clothing. The FREE version comes with a small selection of morph sliders and clothing. You can expand this by purchasing additional morphs and clothing styles.

Please see below for more on this. With CC you can't use photos to create the characters and clothing but you can use the photos as reference material.

http://www.reallusion.com/iclone/character-creator/default.html

If you don't have any animation or 3D modelling experience, you may like to consider CrazyTalk Animator 3. CTA3 provides an exciting new approach to traditional 2D animation with innovative new tools that allow users to apply 3D motions to 2D characters. . You can use photos or drawings for your characters, props and scenery. A large number of pre-made characters & prop packs are also available to purchase.

As this is a 2D product, your characters bodies will not animate as realistically as those in iClone, but if you are looking for a more cartoon like style then CTA will be ideal.

http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/animator/default.aspx

CrazyTalk 8 works like CTA3 by using photos or drawings as the source for your projects and is the easiest to use product. Unlike CTA3, CT8 only animates heads & not bodies. Because of this it is very easy to learn but does include some very powerful new features not present in CTA3. The main one being auto motion for your character which is a massive time saver and means your character can be talking and displaying expressions in seconds.

With CT8 you can create 3D heads or 2D heads. The 3D heads you create can be shared with iClone 7 or Character Creator if you have CrazyTalk 8 Pipeline edition.

http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/default.html

I hope this helps give you some guidance. Please do feel free to post any other questions below. Smile


                                                                

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gnarly explanation young man,, i was wonder about 3d exchange,, what is this most useful for, i read up on it but can't tell if it would useful for me or not,, 

thanx
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BuckHenry (9/20/2016)
gnarly explanation young man,, i was wonder about 3d exchange,, what is this most useful for, i read up on it but can't tell if it would useful for me or not,, 

thanx


3DXchange 6 is used to bring 3rd party content into iClone and to export iClone content to other 3D tools and game engines. With the Standard version you can only convert 3rd party props for use in iClone. With Pro you can bring in props, motions and characters, and with Pipeline you can import and export props, motions and characters. Smile



                                                                

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So even when you transfer heads from CT8 to iClone we will need to get a pipeline license ?  that's a bit strange because that should be supported as default for all Reallusion (Pro) users .
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alhakeem2001 (10/6/2016)
So even when you transfer heads from CT8 to iClone we will need to get a pipeline license ?  that's a bit strange because that should be supported as default for all Reallusion (Pro) users .


Sending 3D heads to iClone 6 does require CrazyTalk 8 Pipeline.

The Pro version allows you to create 3D heads for use within CT8 and the Standard version only allows creation of 2D heads.


                                                                

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Thanks for the explanation. I purchased CTA2 pipeline last year and want to upgrade to CTA3 and I am currently considering purchasing CT8 Pipeline bundle to get CTA3 Pipeline free.
What is currently holding me back is the usage rights to what I produce. Most of the content packages have restricted use rights.

I create videos for offline clients so I need developer rights to use items in videos I sell to clients. I have tried to find info on this on the site but can't seem to find anything. What rights do we have to what we create ourselves (say if I create characters using CTA3) and are there any content packs with developer rights that I could use for my client's videos?

I guess I am wondering what everyone is creating with these products and how they make money from the software Wink
Thanks for any info you can give me.
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@Sandra: if all you produce is videos, then you are free to use the purchased and included content in those videos without paying any further royalties. More extensive rights are only needed if you create content other than videos, such as character packs for use in CTA.


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Thank you, so if I were to buy character packs like Gary Pye ? ( I think that's the cool character's name) I could use those in client's videos without issue?
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Good Day! I want to pre-apologize for my English. I'm going to buy CrazyTalk animator standard 49$. Tell me, can I do Rendering and what will be the format?
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Hello Shharris. Yes, if you were to buy my characters, or props and backgrounds for that matter, you are free to use them in whatever projects you want. The only thing I ask is (a) that you do not resell the content in the original form. So don't take a character, rename it and then resell it, and (b) I'd love it if you could possibly add my Facebook page to your credits, to direct others to my work. The link is https://www.facebook.com/garrypyeanimations/ 

Glad you like my stuff. Drop me an email at garrypye@bigpond.net.au and say hi.


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