Mostly, I'd like to repeat stuff I've said before.
I am totally devoted to GIF Movie Gear
(which also handles small AVIs, though not large ones, brilliantly.) If you work in animation, you can find a constant use for this small, fast, elegant, powerful little tool. (And it's cheap!) Particularly good for creating video textures.
Another small, fast, powerful tool is VideoMach
. So much faster and easier than the major video editors for the commonest simplest video applications. You would not believe the difference. (And did I mention cheap?)
Then there's the question of where to get GREAT video for CHEAP. Stuff you can use as video backgrounds or textures in iClone. The answer is Pond5
Another source of good video, special effects, and music for cheap are the stores run by Envato
It would also be interesting to see whether Pixologic's Sculptris could be a partner product for iClone.
Is there any advantage to partnering with DivX?
The next one is a bit of a stretch and it's possible no one will agree with me. In the first place, Inkscape
would not be a money-making partner. But I have discovered that vector-based art is frequently a more flexible way to manage textures than bitmap editors, so it would be very cool if developers started offering SVG templates for clothing, etc. These would also work in Adobe Illustrator. Perhaps Inkscape could receive support on a special basis.
Finally (for now
), if Reallusion wants to advance the cause of mycinema, the quickest way in my opinion would be to steer users over to an education in professional storytelling practices at Save the Cat!
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