Mastering Machinima, a PC Plus look into iClone3 and the DIY world of film-making by R. Grove and J. Martin

Mastering Machinima with iClone3 by R. Grove and J. Martin

Mastering Machinima with iClone3 by R. Grove and J. Martin

Hello iCloners, I’m back after a much needed short  hiatus from the digital world and I have some great news for the Machinima community. PC Plus Magazine decided to take a closer look into Do-It-Yourself flim-making and wouldn’t you know it, they found iClone. They contacted one of the booming voices of the movement, Ricky Grove to help orchestrate an article and a little sample movie/project for readers/users to open and explore from their Super Disc. Ricky turned to Yours Truly, for a bit of super fast help on the back end of things and together the two of us produced a hands-on example for all Machinimators to enjoy. The article is featured in the Feb, 09 issue of PC Plus and covers everything from setting up your scene, to adding custom cameras and lighting, character dialog interaction and more. I was happy to be a part of this little ditty and hope that you all rush out and purchase copies of your own, it’s a UK published mag so the production quality rocks and you’ll need to check out your local Borders or other major book stores to find it, they won’t have this one at the corner store. The article also features a small blurb about Spotlighting the Machinima community as well as additional film festival information. If you find yourself reading this post then you really should pick up the book, it is my first published work in a PC magazine and another stepping stone in the iClone real-time journey we have embarked upon. Be sure not to miss it and be on the look out for more great tips and techniques here at iClone Certified Training. Thanks and enjoy!

PC Plus magazine looks at iClone3 and loves every minute of it

PC Plus magazine looks at iClone3 and loves every minute of it


8 Responses to “Mastering Machinima, a PC Plus look into iClone3 and the DIY world of film-making by R. Grove and J. Martin”

  1. January 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Congratulations guys, looks like a great article. PC Plus is top quality stuff. I have to say, though, your review here is slightly inaccurate: your US readers may not be able to find PC Plus at the corner store, but I certainly can 😉 Quite literally in fact – the store really is on a corner.

    Well done for scoring this one guys. I’ll grab a copy on my way home tonight.

    • January 13, 2009 at 9:31 pm

      Hey Johnnie,

      Thanks man, Ricky did all the dirty work, I just pushed some pixels. But your right, this is one that us Yanks got to go out and dig through the racks at the quality bookstores to get our hands on this one. But the up side is no sheep blocking the streets on the way, so we’ve got that going for us. Grab a copy and smack Matt with it for me when you get the chance, thanks again and great hearing from ya my friend. Porters on me next time all around.

  2. January 13, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    You did a great job, James. Thanks for all of your help. We actually included a short film we created as part of the tutorial. I sure appreciate all of your help putting the whole thing together. Couldn’t have done it without you, my friend.

    • January 13, 2009 at 9:38 pm

      Hey Hey my man,

      Not too shabby for a couple of lunatics for sure. Who says that the mentally odd aren’t good for a read and a flick every now and again. I am FINALLY getting back into the swing of things and will be back on the feed hardcore once again. I hope you had a great holiday season and thanks go to you again for including me on this little venture, aside from the little hellion you had to contend with I think it came out pretty smooth in the end. Grab me an extra copy if ya got’em at the store by any chance and I’ll get it from ya somehow. Thanks again, and all hail he with no name.

  3. January 13, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Wonderful work, great to see such a down to earth article.

    • January 13, 2009 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks Kate,

      Ricky and I knocked it out a while ago actually, I’m glad to have it see the light of day. Thanks again for the comment and great to hear from you guys over there at the ol’ Pinechunks.

  4. January 14, 2009 at 2:50 am

    superb article! congrats, Ricky and John.

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