The 4K animation of the Tears in Rain
sequence from the first BladeRunner movie - iClone Lip-Sync Animation Contest 2021 - (Tears in Rain)
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How it was made:
Character created as a CC3+ with Headshot. SkinGen Pro used for skin effects.
Audio from the original monologue imported for use with AccuLips and Explus facial expressions.
Final render in iClone 7.9 of the character with Alpha channel (as a .png sequence) at UHD 4K.
Final compositing in Adobe After Effects. 1. Character Render, 2. Background Rain, 3. Foreground Rain, 4. Background Plane, 5. Smoke/Steam Layer.
Motion Blur was also added in AE. Technical Challenges:
Could have been a slightly better facial mocap if LiveFace was used but ExPlus is very effective and expressive. I was impressed by the results when testing the feature.
It was a much faster render from iClone doing it this way. If you need to add layers or colour grading to separate layers in After Effects later it is essential to have a separate character render.
I made a render with the rain and smoke directly from the Popcorn Particle Effects 40 plugin but it lacked the fine detail and the render gave some video glitches I could not seem to get rid of, so CC Rain in AE was used.
@AutoDidact - I agree, Rutger Hauer was a fine actor and made this scene quite memorable.
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