The new “Upload to Sketchfab” function lets Character Creator 2.0 and Character Creator 2.0 Lite users directly publish 3D characters straight to Sketchfab to share their content with the world. Users can export the character along with its motion clips, facial morph expressions, and PBR textures. Characters with different motion clips can animate in real-time in the Sketchfab viewer to see the animated results.
Sharing Character Creator 2.0 characters with Sketchfab also provides a complete method to post real-time 3D viewers embedded into Facebook, Twitter or blogs and websites. Reallusion is showcasing the Sketchfab real-time 3D viewer as a dynamic way to browse and view 3D character content in the Reallusion Marketplace demonstrating that the Sketchfab viewer is a valuable tool for content developers and artists alike.
Character Creator 2.0 characters are fully-equipped to look great and animate in real-time on the web or in VR with Sketchfab. Character Creator tools are designed to start with an already rigged character base that can be clothed, morphed and animated from head to toe. User can choose from hundreds of motions in iClone to animate characters for Sketchfab and add facial animation with lip-sync to make characters come to life with ease. The new Character Creator 2.0, already mentioned here at ProVideo Coalition, comes with updated visuals for industry standard PBR shaders, allowing users to import PBR textures made with 3D paint tools like Substance Painter, 3D Coat, or Quixel. Users can now export their Character Creator assets to iClone, Unreal, Unity, or, from now on, Sketchfab with the same PBR visual quality.
Character Creator 2.0 is available for Windows 7 and above. The full version of the software is free to anyone with a licence of iClone 6 Pro or the upcoming iClone 7, which currently cost $199. There is also a free Lite edition of Character Creator, which includes all of the features of the commercial version, but limits users to five exports and a maximum of 30 seconds of animation in FBX files. It’s the ideal solution to try the program and discover if it is something you want to include in your workflow.
With VR and 360 becoming, if not dominant, at least an optional viewing solution, Sketchfab’s powerful real-time 3D content viewer and sharing platform is an important destination for any artist. With a community of over half a million creators contributing over a million scenes, the company claims that it is “the world’s largest platform to publish, share and discover 3D content online and in VR.”