Smart Body &  

Facial Animation for Daz Characters

iClone is a proven pipeline that Daz users have been using for a long time to produce awesome, quality work with all the beautiful content that Daz has to offer. Bring Daz characters to life with intelligent real-time lip-sync, facial expression tools, body animations, and dynamic soft-cloth physics behaviors.
Real-time Animation
Facial Expression &
Lip-sync
Body Animation Control
Comprehensive
Motion Library
Dynamic Soft-cloth Physics
Export to 3D Tools & Game Engines
Pipeline Workflow

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BRING IN DAZ CHARACTERS
We have streamlined the characterization process for Daz Genesis characters so that you simply drag them into our 3DXchange conversion software, in FBX format, to automatically complete all the bone mapping for you!

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animate Daz character - auto conversion
lip-sync Daz - facial & lip morphs
LOAD DAZ FACIAL & LIP MORPHS
Once you have assembled your character in Daz, apply our pre-made iClone FaceKey DUF file.  The DUF file contains a template set of keyframes, each corresponding to an unique face morph state of your Daz character which will later be used by the Expression Editor in 3DXchange to determine your character expression profile.

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CUSTOM FACIAL BEHAVIOR THROUGH DUF KEY MAP
By modifying facial morph keys, you can create unique Daz facial behaviors, either for lip-sync, or emotional expressions. You can keep your own DUF file for future re-use.
facial animate Daz character - DUF key map
ICLONE BODY ANIMATIONS
Motion Layer Editing Using HumanIK
Using Human IK, the same MotionBuilder core character engine allows your 3D characters to have automatic floor contact, while the intuitive real-time IK motion control keeps a proper body balance.
animate Daz character - HumanIK motion layer editing
Intuitive Motion Generation with Motion Puppet
You may use a mouse to create an unlimited number of motion variations to reflect your character's personality. Users may select body parts and add puppet behaviors, while they control their animations during playback.
animate Daz character - motion puppet
Live Mocap
Animate your characters live, by using full-body motion capturing plug-in* for lighting fast, quality animations for all your Daz characters. 

*Plug-in: Perception Neuron Mocap Plug-in
animate Daz character - live mocap
Comprehensive Motion Library
Instantly use embedded, template-based content for quick character and stage setup. Reallusion provides the largest online resource collection for real-time 3D assets. Fulfilling your needs for characters, motions, props, and textures. Find over 14,000 branded value packs in the Reallusion Content Store, and 340,000 items created by certified members of the Community Marketplace. Freely take advantage of the live content access and try-before-you-buy system.

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animate Daz character - motion library
ICLONE FACIAL ANIMATIONS
Facial Animation Editing Tools
Use the face puppet tool to record movements in real-time for quick and easy facial expressions, or develop subtle expressions with motion key editing.
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Audio Lip-syncing
Use your own voice, or audio file to take advantage of the automatic lip-syncing feature, where you can refine each individual mouth viseme for accurate results. 
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NATURAL SOFT-CLOTH & HAIR PHYSICS
Best of all, is that iClone has brought with it tons of possibilities for amazing soft-cloth hair and accessories. Add real-time dynamic behaviors for your Daz characters. Customize the weight maps on your soft-cloth physics objects, accessories, and hair, for amazingly realistic results.
animate Daz character - soft cloth & hair physics
PHOTO-REALISTIC RENDERING FOR A CINEMATIC LOOK & FEEL
Take things further, by rendering your Daz characters in photo-realistic quality with the iClone Indigo Render Plug-in; a physically-based, ray-tracing render engine.
animate Daz character - physically-based render
OUTPUT FOR 3D TOOLS
With the 3DXchange Pipeline tool, you are able to export characters and motions to most 3D tools and game engines through FBX and BVH formats. This will open up a whole new world for you, with more freedom to seamlessly work with the entire 3D animation community.
animate Daz character - output for 3d tools

animate Daz character - output for 3d tools
TUTORIALS FOR DAZ CHARACTER IN ICLONE, 3DXCHANGE
& INDIGO RENDER
Daz Genesis 3 for iClone 6
daz animation - genesis 3 character to iClone
Importing Daz Genesis 3 Characters to iClone
daz animation - genesis 3 character to iClone
Animating Daz Genesis 3 Characters in iClone
Daz Genesis 2 for iClone 6
daz animation - genesis 2 character to iClone
Importing Daz Genesis 2 Characters to iClone
daz animation - genesis 2 character rendering in Indigo
Rendering Daz Genesis 2 Characters in Indigo
daz animation - genesis 2 character soft cloth
Soft Cloth for Daz Genesis 2 Characters
Daz Genesis 1 for iClone 5
daz animation - genesis 1 character facial morph
Importing Facial Morph Target Data from
Daz Studio
daz animation - genesis 1 character facial morph
Adjusting and Updating Facial Morph Target Data from Daz Studio
WHAT IS THE ICLONE DAZ GENESIS EXTENSION?
Pre-made DUF FaceKey DUF files allow for instant Daz facial morph detection and customization
iClone Daz Genesis Extension
  • Supports Genesis 1, 2, & 3 Characters
  • Customize Daz facial expressions
  • Auto Import Genesis facial morphs
  • Full iClone facial lip-sync and face puppet compatibility
ICLONE DAZ GENESIS EXTENSION REQUIREMENTS

iClone PRO v6.5 above


3DXchange Pipeline v6.5 above


Daz Studio 4.9



HOW TO GET THE LATEST ICLONE DAZ GENESIS EXTENSION?
Already have the iClone Daz Genesis Extension?
Simply log into your Reallusion account and download "iClone Daz Genesis Extension v3.zip" from "Order History" section.
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New user?
iClone Daz Genesis Extension is a free bonus that comes with
  • the packages that include 3DXchange PRO / Pipeline
  • Facial Pipleine Character Pack
Select the suitable package that meets your needs.
iClone 6 PRO
3DXchange 6 Bundle
Exploit Daz Characters with Real-time Animation and Physics
iClone Animation Pipeline
Full Pipeline for Character, Motion, Conversion, and Content
iClone Perception Neuron Mocap Live
A Live Character Animation Platform to any Game Engine, or 3D Application
Facial Pipeline Character Pack
Learn to Facial Animate Any Characters with Examples