Hello to you all out there in real-time land. This page is a place you can feel free to share your thoughts and comments regarding the iClone Tip o’ the Day. Also a platform for those who choose to share their feelings about how training directly with me effected them and their iClone production performance. I encourage everyone to leave feedback and suggestions, or tip requests, that’s the purpose of
Training Testimonials.

Tip Related:

Phil Rice (16:34:38) : edit

What a nice touch this feature is! I’m loving these reveals, James, thanks for doing them!

rgrove (05:03:51) : edit

I missed this feature when I first went through the program. Great! Thanks for the tutorial, I’ll give it a shot.

Mike Joyce (16:33:45) : edit

I want to thank you for these iClone tips. They are not only fun to read and watch, but for the computer challenged you really have made working with iClone very clear.

I look forward to your blog everyday.

Thank you

RichardGaspa (15:53:05) : edit

Wow! This is just what I been looking for. I am new to the whole 3d animated thing and just purchased Iclone3 Pro. I look for forward to becoming a daily blog reader of yours. – May I thank you in advance for your time.

Physical Error Television – YouTube

Really cool of you to be making these iClone 3 tutorials I’ve been getting really comfortable with the program and i just stumbled upon this.. i didn’t even know about clonebones!!! i couldn’t believe that when I saw it..

Training Related:

CoolClones Admin (07:17:27) : edit

I have known James since the birth of the iClone product, and was fortunate to meet him while he was exhibiting iClone at Siggraph ‘07. Watching him work in iClone was a real treat as he is patient, personable, and truly an iClone professional. His passion for iClone is equal to his product knowledge, both of which are genuine, and superior. His feats accomplished using iClone 2.5 are unsurpassed, and he assuredly will take iClone 3 to the highest level of its capabilities with the potential it has unleashed. I can say with confidence that if you are new or an old user of the iClone product, that a half an hour spent training exclusively with him would not only easily save you from hours of headache but also aid your iClone comprehension skills dramatically in rapid fashion.

Dulci – Producer/Actor iClone Training feedback

Yesterday I had the opportunity to join in on an iclone3 training session run by James Martin. Boy oh boy, was that worth every minute of my time!

Covered areas were some great camera & lighting techniques, as well as some helpful tips on using the timeline.

I’ve been leaning on James’ iclone training videos & written tutorials lately as I’ve tried to expand my knowledge of iclone, and the session yesterday was a marvelous jumpstart.

Between his tips, the great group and resources at http://www.coolclones.com, the ever-patient Rainman, and the option of additional sessions with James, I’ll have no excuses to not create something interesting with iclone.


18 Responses to “Training Testimonials”

  1. November 23, 2008 at 7:31 pm


    I just attended your online class for Camera tools. Very informative and clear. Having spent many hours working with the iClone program, I find that it is still very easy to miss those nuances which make the program “sing”. You seem to know just where to guide a student to learn these enhancements to the program.

    I hope to continue these classes and as I find even more challenging projects that I can refine with your help. I wish I had this resource over the 35 years I have done live film, I would have spent my time tinkering more productively.

    Many thanks

  2. November 23, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Thanks Mike,

    I was happy to help out with the session yesterday and hope to see more of these sort of introduction classes go down so people can really see the benefit of 1 on 1 iClone Training. I wish a tool of this power and speed existed for me as well during my time in art school, but it is here now and we all have the chance to benefit from it. Thanks again and I look forward to speaking with you again soon.

  3. 3 GS
    March 11, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I am interested in some basic learning classes for iClone, I did not find any contactme links, please email me the info on how to contact you as well as if you have any basic tutorials that I can go over online.


    • March 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm

      Hello GS,

      Sounds great, I would love to schedule some class time for you. My email is James@reallusion.com and you can email me with specific areas you wish to cover such as Characters, Cameras, Timeline, Effects…etc. Plus also the requested dates and times you would most like for your classes to take place. I then will email you back the official schedule and payment information. All the tutorials you find here at the blog are step-by-step and most with a video to accompany them so you can see how I use the technique first-hand. Thanks for your interest in iClone Certified Training and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks.

  4. 5 sande
    April 8, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    do you sell any of this dvd training for iclone pro? I would like to buy it. thanks. my email is sonsande@hotmail.com

    • May 1, 2009 at 6:11 pm

      Hello Sande,

      DVD Training videos of Certified iClone Training content are under production and will be available in Fall 09. I will send you notice when Volume 1 is released. Thanks for your interest in iClone Certified Training and I apologize for my late response.


  5. 7 Bob
    July 28, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Please let me know when that DVD Volume 1 is available. I am completely at sea with this program at present. I spend hours looking at tutorials that move so rapidly I end up watching each several times and even at that can’t see the exact spot that is highlighted with that yellow ball. It’s a great program, I’m sure, but I’ve just spent weeks getting my teeth into Crazy Talk 6Pro. That seems like child’s play when I compare it to IClone. So a very basicf DVD that moves slowly enough and is well-explained would be great. I’m not into the rapid-fire delivery of the present tutorials. Thanks

    • August 27, 2009 at 6:56 pm

      Hello Bob,

      Thanks for taking an interest in iClone Certified Training, and I do apologize for the late reply. The DVD training videos are going to now cover iClone 4.0 and above, this is due to the reconfiguration of training materials and new categories that will become available to users starting with Beginner and the Advanced. This way you no longer will have to worry about tutorials that move too fast to really learn at a beginners pace. This is a new direction that will soon arrive here at iClone Certified Training and I hope it will be of great value in the education and functional aspects of this site and the tools found here. The rapid fire style will still exist for Advanced users but a more slow and deliberate approach will emerge with iClone 4.0, so get ready to upgrade to a whole new level of real-time creation and editing. Thanks again and I will contact you as soon as volume 1 is ready for sale.

  6. August 21, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Had my first one on one training with James. It was great! I now have become the puppet master on iClone. I was able to pin point and learn in areas I had problems with instead of wasting time on things I already knew. After 30 years of Television Editing and Production I am closer to my first movie production with iClone and James. Thanks again James for a job well done teaching an old dog new tricks.

  7. 10 Al Turnquist
    September 5, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    I would like to speed up my learning curve on Iclone Particle Effects, Could we talk about a time, method ect for a 1 on 1 training session?
    Al Turnquist

    P.S. Love your tutorials Thanks

  8. September 11, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Another great training time learning with James. I was up to 3AM using the lighting effects he showed me in my iclone projects. Wow, thanks James for helping me get my skill set in iclone to the next level. I look foward to next weeks training. You have this old dog begging for more tricks. My TV productions went from thats cool to WOW in just a few lessions. My next step is Whoooooooooooo!

    • September 11, 2009 at 5:04 pm

      Hello Mr. Francis,

      Thanks again for attending iClone Certified Training. I am having a ball showing you the in’s and out’s of iClone 3.2 and I am also extremely happy to hear you are learning so much as well. Hearing that the Midnight oil is burning until the wee hours is a testament in itself. iClone can be addicting, especially when your making a lot of headway. Always remember though, old dogs are the smartest! I look forward to your weekly classes, and thank you so much for sharing your passion for training with me. Keep up the awesome work.

  9. September 25, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Another great Certified iClone Training evening with James. I am so blessed to have someone like James help me reach another highlight in my Televison Production Career. It is such a blast to learn from James then create in iClone. I feel some late nights coming this week as I create some awesome iclone sets.

  10. 14 chat54
    January 1, 2010 at 8:49 am


    Thanks for taking me through the use of basic AML techniques,I felt completly at ease after our session and have nearly already completed a short project that I would have never attempted before!


  11. January 9, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    What a blessing, another 2 Hours of training with James. I am so thankful each time James has spent training me. After each training I come out with such a better understanding of iClone. I always look forward to the time I get to pick his brain on iClone. Now I am ready to make my Atomic Explosion thanks to the tips I got. Thanks James for sharing the gifts the Lord has given you, it is a blessing to have you as my teacher. I hope to make you proud with Newtons Riddle. I know I have a long way to go with the movie, maybe a years worth of work but with your insight of iClone and the training you give. It sure makes it easy. THANK YOU

  12. 16 luiz gonzaga neto
    February 6, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Tenho o Iclone Pro 4 cujo aprendizagem tenho adquirindo com bastante dificuldade.
    Gostaria de saber o que eu poderia conseguir de aperfeiçoamento neste site.
    Ficaria grato em receber informações a respeito.

  13. 17 Carolyn..
    May 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Hello James
    Thanks for the quick response, since I know nothing about the software IClone4 or animation about how many hours would I need to dazzle my co-workers with a PowerPoint Presentation? Also how many hours would you think it would take to be able to learn the basic functionality and take it from there and learn on my own? Also is this the only way to respond to the e-mail reply?

    Thanks, Carolyn

  14. 18 Looking for an Instructor in iclone
    May 24, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I am looking for someone who caan train how to use iclone 4. Any pointers?

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