Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 Posted by Jim Thacker

Get free plugins from iClone’s new online marketplace

Reallusion has launched the iClone Plugin Marketplace, a new online library of add-ons for iClone, its character animation software.

At the time of posting, seven plugins are available to download, all of them free, ranging from utilities like a batch render manager to new rigging and camera animation tools.

Created using the new Python API in iClone 7.4
The plugins are the product of the new Python API introduced in iClone 7.4 earlier this year, and intended to enable users to modify the software’s functionality.

To coincide with the release, the firm also launched a new support program, iClone Open, intended to help developers write custom plugins.

That has now evolved into the new marketplace: the tools available are actually the original example plugins from iClone Open, and were previously available via GitHub.

They include basic utilities like Group Manager, which creates a hierarchy for organising scene objects, and Batch Render Folder, which automatically renders projects in a specified directory to video.

There are also a range of animation tools, including a camera follow system, a joint-driven morph set-up, and a plugin for puppeteering the hand gestures of a 3D character via a visual interface.

Pricing and system requirements
All of the plugins in the iClone Plugin Maketplace require iClone 7.4. The software is available for 64-bit Windows 7+. New licences cost $199.

To exchange data between iClone and other DCC applications, including exporting OBJ or FBX files, you also need add-on tool 3DXChange, which costs $199 for the Pro edition and $499 for the Pipeline edition.

Download free iClone plugins from the new iClone Plugin Marketplace