Completely Machinima S2 Ep 40 News (July 2022)

Tracy Harwood Machinima, Podcast, YouTube July 7, 2022 Leave a reply

Despite being encouraged to create an episode of just 15 minutes duration by one of our followers, the team have this month extended their coverage – hear Tracy, Damien and Phil discuss vtubing, Ricky’s Duke Henry the Red character in the game Evil Dead, the FTC’s proposed updates to social media guidelines, Unreal’s review of the Matrix Awakens Experience, John Gaeta’s latest exploits, metaquette, Reallusion’s iClone 8 and CC4 and a number of other exciting developments relevant to the world of real-time filmmaking and machinima.  Thankfully, you can use the timestamps to jump to the bits your most interested in!



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Time stamps, links and show notes

1:34 Feedback from our followers: 3DChick, Al Scotch, Spentaneous, Mike Clements, Circu Virtu, Notagamer3d

8:14 Vtubing and Face Rig app (Steam), VTuber Studio – real time puppeteering using faceware

17:41 Interactive video on Vimeo, branching narrative storylines

20:23 Ukranian films of the recent war, showcased at Milan Machinima Film Festival website

24:17 Evil Dead and the character Duke Henry the Red played by Ricky Grove and IP generally, Ricky Grove on IMDb

Ricky vs Ricky

39:29 FTC updating ‘disclosures 101 for social media infuencers’ guide’ discussion, the relationship between brands, platforms and influencers and see also [Company] Rulez! (Phil Rice aka zsOverman & Evan Ryan aka Krad Productions).  Here is PC Gamers’ comments and proposals to update the guidelines

54:55 Competition updates: Nvidia Omniverse Machinima promo video ‘Top Goose’ | A NVIDIA Omniverse Machinima Short #MadeInMachinima, released 9 June 2022, and Unreal competition.  Here is Ben Tuttle’s The Amazing Comet (Unreal Engine/iClone) (4413 Media), released 9 June 2022.  And here’s a link to William Faucher’s YouTube channel.

screencap Ben Tuttle’s The Amazing Comet

58:03 Making of Unreal’s Matrix Awakens Experience, Behind the Scenes on The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience, released 6 June 2022, and Tracy’s interview with John Gaeta, VFX, The Matrix films, released 17 February 2022.  Living Cities is a new metaverse mirror world, website link and Visual Effects Giant John Gaeta joins Inworld AI as Chief Creative Officer, 1 June 2022 and Inworld AI teaser video, released 28 April 2022

screencap Behind the Scene of Matrix Awakens Experience

1:00:16 Pooky Amsterdam’s blog on metaverse etiquette, called Metaquette website link

1:00:39 Reallusion’s iClone 8 character animation processes including Character Creator 4 Launch by Reallusion (released 26 May 2022) and iClone 8 Demo Video by Reallusion (released 26 May 2022)

1:13:08 Mesh to MetaHuman in Unreal Engine by Unreal Engine, released 9 June 2022

1:13:33 Meta’s new model allows creating photoreal avatars with an iPhone, 80.lv, 14 June 2022 and full research publication

1:14:02 Mocap with the MoCats: Livestreaming with Multiple Actors (Faceware & Movella/Xsens) by Faceware, released 7 June 2022

1:14:29 Love, Death & Robots, Jibaro character creation Love, Death + Robots | Inside the Animation: Jibaro, Netflix, released 9 June 2022 and Art Dump: stunning projects made for Love, Death + Robots, 80.LV website link

1:16:48 Jonathon Nimmons WriteSeen.com, launched June 2022, website connecting creative writers with industry professionals (upload written content, attach a video pitch, audio clips, video clips and a link to a prototype if required)

1:19:08 A word of thanks to our sponsors


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