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Review: Character Creator for iClone 6

Is Character Creator the go-to solution for generating humanoid figures? We put it through its paces.

Our Verdict

With unlimited variations in character and controls for geometry, materials and props, iClone 6 Character Creator is the perfect solution for creating pre-viz and visualisation work.

iClone 6

Character Creator allows you to design fully-rigged 3D human models

Character creation is a particularly specialised task, but Reallusion might have the answer. For some artists, Character Creator (CC) (opens in new tab) – a free add-on tool for iClone 6 – could provide a solid solution for generating quality humanoid figures. And with no charge it's an affordable way to create 3D art (opens in new tab).

It's best to think of this iClone 6 add-on as an extensive collection of morph targets, props and textures, for a few humanoid models. Similar functionality is available in other applications but not for free. Nor do they integrate with iClone, which is a big selling point, as that integration is where the power lies.

iClone 6

Drill downs make each character look like an individual

Character Creator is simple to
 use, but that belies the possibilities 
it presents, with pretty limitless variations available. Once a figure is selected it's easy to choose attributes and make realtime changes. Controls are there for overall adaptions like age, ethnicity and weight, but you can drill down to make precise changes – preventing your character from looking too generic.

Reallusion have spent real development time ensuring there are many choices to help personalise figures – from refined makeup and skin tone controls, to elements of wear and tear, and even rips to add to clothing. The resulting figures are not at the pinnacle of quality; they're not meant to be. They are rigged, and are easy to work with; perfect for pre-viz and visualisation work.

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The Verdict
9

out of 10

iClone 6 Character Creator

With unlimited variations in character and controls for geometry, materials and props, iClone 6 Character Creator is the perfect solution for creating pre-viz and visualisation work.

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Rob Redman is the editor of 3D World and ImagineFX magazines and has a background in animation, visual effects, and photography. As a 3D artist he created the mothership in the Webby winning Plot Device and was animator on the follow-up; Order up. He has created training for Cinema 4D and Blackmagic Design Fusion artists. He's been a published product and food photographer since the age of 15. As well as being a multi-instrumentalist, Rob is also an avid beard grower.