August 30, 2021 Elena

3D Animation made simple with iClone and iRender Cloud Rendering

iClone is the fastest real-time 3D animation software in the industry, helping you easily produce professional animations for films, previz, animation, video games, content development, education and art. Integrated with the latest real-time technologies, iClone 7 simplifies the world of 3D Animation in a user-friendly production environment that blends character animation, scene design and cinematic storytelling; quickly turning your vision into a reality.

In this article today, iRender will explore with how to make 3D animation simple with iClone and iRender Cloud Rendering. Let’s get started!

Why should we choose iClone?

Quintessential Animation with Professional Power

iClone has advanced tools for curve editing, PhysX simulating natural rigid body dynamics and soft cloth behavior, organic morphs, collision and constraints.

Intuitive Character & Motion Workflow

You can easily freeform body morphing and fashion layering design for custom character creation. Besides, Iclone has fully rigged for body motion, mocap, lip-sync and facial animation.

Active Directing with Camera, Lights and Props

You can command and control the production with a real multi-camera system, cinematic timeline editing, complete lighting and scene setup.

Cinematic Real-time Visuals

Encompassing artistic real-time 3D Visuals including PBR, IBL, and Global Illumination to achieve ultimate quality for speedy production.

Pipeline to 3D Tools and Game Engines

Complete workflow to import and export rigged 3D characters, motions, camera, scenes and props.

Unlimited Expansion with Industry-Leading Plugins

Powerful partner technologies incorporated with Iclone to innovate rendering, dynamic materials, mocap, and more.

On-demand Content & Community Assets

The last, when using Iclone, you can easily access ready-to-animate characters, motions, accessories & props from branded content partners and featured artists.

Key features

Character Animation Animate any character instantly with intuitive tools for face and body animation.
Facial Animation Create facial animations with accurate lip-sync, puppet emotive expressions, muscle-based face key editing, and an unparalleled iPhone facial capture.
Character Generation Create realistic or stylized, animation-ready humanoid 3D characters in a short time.
Professional Animation Powerful animation features get scenes moving thanks to ultimate creative control.
Scene & Prop Create interiors or natural outdoor environments by combining props and elements of terrain, sky, water, grass and trees.
Lighting Light any interior or exterior scene with a comprehensive drag-and-drop lighting system, featuring intuitive modify controls, shadows and presets.
Real Camera System Produce professional shots by using industry-standard cameras like Alexa, Red, Canon and more!
Superb Real-time Visuals Intensify scene quality with PBR, VXGI and IBL technology that helps you turn a normal 3D scene into a photo-realistic world.
Material Generation Assign and manage materials via a simplified modify interface to control textures, UV and multi-channel material settings.
Content Resources Access thousands of ready-to-animate characters, motions, accessories and props without time-consuming modeling procedures.
Video Compositing Combine videos and 3D scenes with real-time playback and effects; users can incorporate videos as backgrounds and textures, or turn a video into a plane or billboard.
Import & Export You can import and export all types of 3D assets including; static objects, animated props, skin-bone rigged characters and motion files.
Extensive Plug-Ins Cater to your specific needs with tools for motion capture and VFX. iClone offers different kinds of plug-ins to expand your creative toolbox.
Extending iClone with Python API Creative users can now easily augment animation features, and add custom devices to iClone through Python scripting.

System Requirements

1. Operating System

  • Windows 10, 8 and 7 (SP1)
  • Support for 64-bit operating system
  • DirectX 11 is required

2. Minimum Requirements

  • Dual core CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 5GB free hard disk space
  • Graphics Card: NVidia GeForce GTX 600 Series/AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series
  • Video Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Display Resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Color Depth: True Color (32-bit)

3. Recommended Requirements

  • Intel i5 dual core CPU or higher
  • 8GB RAM or higher
  • 10GB free hard disk space or higher
  • Graphics Card: NVidia GeForce GTX 900 Series/AMD Radeon R7 300 Series or higher
  • Video Memory: 4GB RAM or higher
  • Video card compatible with Pixel Shader 3.0 recommended for optimized visual performance
  • Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 or higher

4. Additional Requirements

  • Sound card / Speaker / Microphone
  • Internet connection required for online activation
  • Stereo devices and player are required for viewing contents with stereo vision

As the system requirements of iClone above, iRender provides a dedicated GPU Cloud Rendering Package – GPU Server 3 with one powerful graphic card RTX 3090 and high clock speed CPU 3.90GHz, which will speed up your workflow and rendering process many times.

Why GPU Server 3 is the best solution for iClone users?

High-end hardware configuration

The hardware configuration not only exceeds the recommended system requirements but also provide high-end options:

  • iClone uses GPU for high quality, real-time realism rendering. In addition, currently, iClone only supports 1 graphic card, does not support multiple GPUs. Therefore, you only need 1 graphic card, and that card has to be powerful enough. GPU server 3 has NVIDIA RTX 3090 – the most powerful graphic card right now.
  • GPU Server 3 has 24 GB vRAM capacity, fitting to the heaviest images and scenes. You don’t have to worry that your entire image or scene will not fit in memory limit.
  • RAM capacity of 128 GB is many times higher than the minimum requirement.
  • CPU is an important thing in iClone workflow. GPU Server 3 has Intel Xeon W-2245 with a high clock speed of 3.90GHz, surely helping you handle the tasks smoothly.
  • iRender provides services with 64-bit Windows 10, which meets perfectly iClone’s requirements.

Reasonable price

iRender provides high-end configuration at a reasonable price. You can see that iRender’s package always costs much cheaper than packages of other render farms (in performance/price ratio). Moreover, iRender’s clients will enjoy many attractive promotions and discounts. For example, this August, we offer a promotion for new users and discounted prices for many servers, users will take advantage of these to level up their renders.

For iClone users with large-scale projects, iRender offers the daily/weekly/monthly/yearly Fixed Rental packages, which saves you up to 50% of the cost compared to the hourly rental. Please read more about our Fixed rental service here.

And much more utilities

To reduce the rendering time more, users can run multiple machines at the same time. You can use the machines separately or connect them by using Thinkbox Deadline. iRender provides Redshift licenseThinkbox Deadline license for Prime customers. Users, who recharge enough points to become Prime customers, will not only be able to use Redshift/Thinkbox Deadline license without usage or maintenance costs, but also enjoy a lot of exclusive benefits.

In addition, users can request extra services to make full use of iRender servers, for example, expand image threshold, increase the size of network drive (Z:), open port, install NVLink, and change hardware. Surprisingly, you get all of these services for free.

Conclusion

With all the outstanding advantages mentioned above, you must have found yourself the perfect choice for iClone projects. We believe together with iClone, our GPU accelerated Server 3 will bring greater interactivity and speed to artist workflows. What iClone users can get from iRender is not only the best quality products but also the high security and the most comfortable render time.

So, do not hesitate anymore, let’s REGISTER for an account today to get a FREE COUPON to experience our service and reach a new level of cloud rendering.

Thank you & Happy Rendering!

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