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Completely Machinima S2 Ep 38 News (June 2022)

Tracy Harwood Machinima, Podcast, YouTube June 2, 2022 2 Comments

In this episode, Damien, Ricky and Tracy discuss the release of Reallusion’s iClone 8 and Character Creator 4, the use of OpenAI for generating machinima scripts, legalese and Star Citizen’s users rules update, latest contests and challenges for machinima creators, technical notes and project updates, including Pooky Amsterdam’s announcement of her latest project, the world’s first Metaverse musical



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minus the copyright problems!

Show Notes and Links

0:35 Feedback from our listeners, thanks Ben Tuttle, 3DChick, Mike Clements, CD and Pooky Amsterdam

6:40 Getting started with Nvidia Omniverse Machinima, ostensibly for the Make Something with Nvidia Machinima contest but also really useful to just learn about the toolset

9:17 Using machinima techniques for the new Batman film

Virtual production set up on Batman

11:29 Damien compares the fan-made Star Trek Pike to the release of Star Trek Strange New Worlds

13:34 Release of iClone 8 and Character Creator 4 discussion

21:48 Milan Machinima Film Festival update and using OpenAI to generate scripts for machinima

24:12 Fair use and transformative use and the case of Star Citizens’ updated machinima and fan film content rules and guidelines and its relationship to Squardron 42 (maybe?)

34:10 No excuses: Nvidia Omniverse Machinima competition closes 27 June 2022 – and here’s the link to Ricky’s interview with Dane Johnston as the Machinima app was being launched last year

36:09 Reallusion’s Pitch and Produce competitive support programme

37:14 Showreel of 100 3D renders of ‘infinite journeys’ and the weekly CG challenge by Clinton Jones aka Pwnisher (paid subscription on Patreon channel)

38:40 2nd Annual Film Festival for Fantasy Faire in Second Life, organized by Saffia Widdeshins and Chantal Harvey.  Congratulations to winners – links are HERE and Pryda Parx epic fly through the Fantasy Faire sim is HERE

Award (Wafflie) winner at 2nd Annual Film Festival for Fantasy Faire

41:19 Especially for Ricky: Elden Ring’s new VR mod by Luke Ross (Patreon channel)

VR mod for Elden Ring by Luke Ross

47:30 Facial motion capture in Roblox coming and using BHaptics for immersive storytelling

48:43 Review of best software for video editing via Shopify website

49:06 FSFilmz Cyberpunk short tutorial

49:36 Pooky Amsterdam’s new project stage play, Mambo Motel update and website HERE, the world’s first Metaverse Musical!

screencap Pooky Amsterdam’s metaverse musical, Mambo Motel

Completely Machinima S2 Ep 35 Films & Discussion (April 2022)

Tracy Harwood Machinima, Podcast, YouTube April 14, 2022 Leave a reply

This month, Damien leads the Completely Machinima crew with a review and discussion of Reallusion’s iClone films.  Alongside the few amazing creative projects by Warlord, Rene Jacob and Martin Klekner we discussed, finding a broad selection has been a challenge so we were interested to reflect on why there are so few iClone movies to see.



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Show Notes & Links

2.23 The Sniper by Warlord (iClone 4), released 29 August 2009

The Sniper

14:47 Alien: The Message by direx1974/Rene Jacob (iClone 7), released 27 January 2022 (also check in on our interview with Rene Jacob)

Alien: The Message

17:25 Ricky begins the discussion on ‘what is a fan film?’

25:42 Continued discussion of ‘fan films’ and ‘fan culture’

34:20 Heroes of Bronze ‘Journeys’ by Martin Klekner (iClone 7), teaser released 4 March 2021

Heroes of Bronze

Interview with Martin Klekner on Reallusion’s blog (14 April 2021)

37:00 iClone vs Blender vs Omniverse discussion

44:48 Ben Tuttle’s short course for animators

53:42 Where is the iClone community and why aren’t there more creative projects to see?

Completely Machinima S2 Ep 34 News & Discussion (April 2022)

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

This month, Damien heads the discussion with a review of Reallusion’s latest release, iClone 8; reflects on the origin of the star fleet in Star Trek Picard; and, JSFilmz’ tutorials on Nvidia Omniverse and Unreal.  Ricky discusses Half Life Field Intensity – a mod that’s been in development for 13 years by Hazard Team; Nvidia’s GeForce RTX series available on subscription; an interesting remake upcoming of the Dead Space series; and, a review of the new Elden Ring mods for machinima.  Tracy discusses The Grannies.



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Show Notes and Links

1.06 Reallusion’s iClone 8 overview (and some very old memories of iClone 2!)

8.24 Star Trek Picard assets from video games

10.39 Nvidia Omniverse tutorials by JSFilmz

13.40 Unreal 5 Preview and tutorials

14.48 Half Life Field Intensity released by Russian-Ukrainian modders, Hazard Team

Screen cap: Half Life Field Intensity mod

15.49 Nvidia GeForce RTX3080 available on subscription

16.35 Graphics market update (see Phil and Ricky’s builds from last year)

Completely Machinima Blog: How to Build a Machinima PC

17.50 Dead Space series remake scheduled for 2023 by EA Motive

18.50 Elden Ring by FromSoftware and machinima (photo) mod by Otis_inf and tutorials

24.36 The Grannies in Red Dead Redemption Online, reminiscent of Phil’s machinima Making Machinima Movies in Red Dead Redemption 2, Kotaku.com article about The Grannies, Somerset House showcase

Completely Machinima S2 Ep 31 Films (February 2022)

Tracy Harwood Machinima, Podcast, YouTube February 10, 2022 Leave a reply

Ricky, Tracy, Phil and Damien present a mixed bag of machinima delights made in GTA5, Matrix Awakens Experience, Knights of the Old Republic and using Reallusion’s Character Creator, Unreal 5 and, surprisingly, Real Life!  The episode poses an important question to listeners: what do YOU think about adaptations using film audio? Get in touch and let the team know! 



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Show Notes & Links

Time stamps and film links here –

1:17 Shino and the Witch | Animal Crossing Short Film by Evil Imp, released 24 Dec 2021

10:32 GTA5 vs The Matrix Awakens (RAGE vs Unreal Engine 5) by ENXGMA, released 16 Dec 2021

16:31 Malak: An Old Republic Story | Star Wars Short Film by Unreal Cinema, released 24 Dec 2021

23:28 First Day – A Star Wars short film made with Unreal Engine 5 by AFK – The Webseries, released 16 Dec 2021

33:24 Realistic Environments | RealityCapture + Unreal Engine 4 (Dimension Studio) by Capturing Reality, released 19 May 2020

45:39 Terminator 2 (GTA 5 film) 2022 part 1 by Kramers Media, released 13 Jan 2022

57:51 Ricky’s question to audience: What do you think about adaptations using film audio soundtracks?

58:22 Red Dead Redemption 2 Supercut by Viva La Dirt League, released 6 Mar 2020

Credits:
Producer/Editor: Ricky Grove
Music: Octopussy by Juanitos. Creative Commons. Freemusicarchive.org

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 26 News (December 2021)

Tracy Harwood Machinima, Podcast December 2, 2021 Leave a reply

This week the hosts discuss updates from the GTC event by Nvidia, with focus on Omniverse and Reallusion’s iClone 8 and Character Creator 4, the Book of Boba Fett trailer, Dune, A Sound Effect podcast, understanding NFTs (well, who does?), Nightmare Puppeteer, Blender 3.0, a natural successor to Garry’s Mod called SNBox, Promethian AI (creative process for VR) and our upcoming LIVE event on 9 December, celebrating our year in machinima.



Show Notes & Links

Book of Boba Fett trailer

Batman trailer

GTA Trilogy Remaster release update here and comparison here

A Sound Effect podcast

Article: Understanding NFTs and blockchain

Linking Reallusion to Omniverse

Nightmare Puppeteer on Steam

S&Box overview

Aidan Kelly’s YouTube channel

Promethian AI overview

ANFSCM Live in Leicester, 9 December 2021 6-7.30 – Eventbrite booking here