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Reallusion unveiled Game Tools for Unity, a new plugin connecting developers to limitless Unity character creation and automatic setup. With this launch, developers can design and deploy AAA-quality characters on an indie budget with tools for character creation, animation, face/body motion capture, and a massive motion library ideal for film production as well game development.
“We strive to be a total character solution,” said John C. Martin, VP of Product Marketing, Reallusion. “Game Tools for Unity allows you to optimize game characters with polygon reduction, LOD, UV and material merging for max efficiency. You can also import ready-to-play characters into game engines with Reallusion’s Character Creator automated support for shader assignment, game controller and facial performances. Whether you are doing game development or film production, Game Tools is your go-to solution for characters that create new storytelling possibilities.”
A platform for games and real-time virtual production, Unity was recently awarded the Technical & Engineering Emmy for Disney’s BayMax Dreams featuring real-time character animation. As more filmmakers and creators utilize real-time technology to visualize their stories, they now have Reallusion’s dedicated real-time character solution to generate optimal characters and motions for use in Unity games or cinematic real-time productions. Game, App, AR, and VR content developers can deploy 100% royalty free characters with rapid creation and big cost savings.
Reallusion Game Tools for Unity
- Intuitively Customize – AAA-quality Characters with Speed. Reallusion’s Game Tools for Unity optimizes production workflow for character design, morphs, and clothing.
- Quickly Optimize – Characters with Mesh Optimization Technology. Professionally prepare characters with poly reduction and LOD.
- Absolutely Animate – Create & Capture Face/Body Motions. Generate character performances in real-time with mocap using mocap suits for the body and iPhone or webcam for the face. Motion library and lip sync can also animate without mocap.
- Perfectly Convert – Characters Import Directly to Game Engines. Import characters directly to Unity with automatic shader and animation assignment, saving time and keeping the focus on the characters, story and project.
Automate Digital Humans into Unity and Mecanim
Reallusion offers the most compatible and speed-to-game characters with automatic digital human shader assignments and characterization for the Unity Mecanim Character Standard. Once characters and animation are complete, task still remains for game developers as they will need to potentially spend hours setting up their character shader and animations. Reallusion alleviates this time-consuming problem by automating the shader assignment and animation setup so your characters import ready to play.
Automatic Skeletal Mapping
Sending custom FBX characters to Unity sounds like a common feature, but most designers still require great efforts to make the bone structure compatible with Unity Mecanim so that their characters can be fully controlled. Typically, in games, even one fully dressed character may have numerous materials with each need to be assigned with an appropriate shader in order to show the best visual result. This process is quickened with automation for character setup from Character Creator 3.
Advanced Shader Options
Reallusion Character Creator has made game-engine character setup a simple drag-and-drop process. Users simply choose the character type and Reallusion automatically converts CC characters into the Unity Mecanim skeletal standards. The supported auto shader types for Unity – Standard PBR, HDRP (high definition for console), LWRP (lightweight for mobile)
Unity game developers creating with Reallusion Game Tools
“Reallusion has made it is easier than ever to create game-ready characters and import them into Unity quickly and efficiently, “ said Stephen and Pamela Marshall from Five Finger Studios.
“Reallusion is helping to level the playing field between AAA game studios and indie game developers. Character Creator gave me far more freedom and power to create what I wanted than any other character creation software I have used, ” said Jed Steen from HakJak Studios.
What do I need for Reallusion Game tools?
- Game Tools: Auto Setup Script for Unity
- Character Creator 3
- iClone 7
- iClone Motion Live
- Essential Content Library
Get the Unity Editor Script file to convert CC characters for Unity Mecanim. Includes shader options respectively designed for Unity Built-In shader, HDRP, and LWRP.