All iClone features can now be accessed using the 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse.
Reallusion, a platform for digital human character creativity and animation, announced they teamed up with with 3Dconnexion, a German manufacturer of human interface devices, to accelerate 3D real-time workflows on camera directing, character animation, and sequence editing. The two teams revealed that all iClone features can now be accessed using the 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse.
For those of you unfamliar with iClone, the toolkit is a fast real-time 3D animation software for professional use in films, previz, animation, apps, and games. iClone’s latest version 8 has refreshed its software architecture, providing freedom of customization with SpaceMouse through hotkey and device mapping to more than 700 iClone features.
"3Dconnexion’s SpaceMouse brings joy and sensitivity to 3D creation with iClone 8, allowing for unprecedented agility for animating, directing, timeline editing, and live recording,” said Charles Chen, Founder & CEO of Reallusion.
"It has been a great pleasure for us to collaborate with the Reallusion team on this integration. We believe this will let our joint users experience 3D like never before while adding more speed and enjoyment to their workflow," said Antonio Pascucci, CEO of 3Dconnexion.
The team optimized three specially designed SpaceMouse presets for Animation Editing, Object Transformation, and Light Arrangement.
SpaceMouse is said to be highly optimized for Animation Editing that requires quick collaboration between view angles, joint traversal, posing, and lots of manipulation through left-hand control.
The handy timeline scrubbing function simulates jog dialing by using the 6DoF sensor allowing you to easily search target frames by manipulating scroll, zoom speed, break clips, and copy/paste keyframes. The context-sensitive design will control cameras and objects while in the 3D viewport, but will also work as an animation sequencer when focused in the Timeline.
You can freely download three SpaceMouse hotkey presets to work with different design purposes. iClone 8 users are able to easily switch to the desired profile via 3Dconnexion’s driver, 3DxWare 10. Users can download the latest iClone 8 Profiles here.