Friday, 16 June 2017

YouTube Stars Shine Animation Reallusion Animates VidCon 2017

SYNAPSE CIRCUIT 
YouTube Stars Shine with Animation Reallusion Animates VidCon 2017

NEWS!
#Reallusion #CrazyTalkAnimator #CrazyTalk #Animator #3 #Pro #CrazyTalkAnimator3 #2DAnimation #Cartoons #YouTube


The Reallusion machine keeps on rolling...


6/16/2017 San Jose, CA - VidCon, the YouTube creator's expo for today's online video stars and tomorrow's next YouTube celebrities will showcase this week. Many popular YouTube personalities compete for video views, subscribers, and big audiences that drive the VidCon experience Reallusion - the 2D/3D content and software developer - are proud to be showcasing its user-friendly CrazyTalk Animator 3 animation tool to help video content developers garner video engagement.
At VidCon 2017, Reallusion will be setup at Booth #2624 where would-be YouTube stars can sign up for an extended trial copy of CrazyTalk Animator 3 PRO (CTA3), and free video training. Qualified YouTubers can then upload their animated videos, or reviews, to YouTube and mention CTA3, and link back to the main CrazyTalk page in order to receive a full-version copy of CrazyTalk Animator 3 PRO worth $179.
Watch Video: Reallusion YouTube Demo
Animate in 5 Minutes with Specialized Tools
CrazyTalk Animator 3 (CTA3) is a revolutionary 2D animation suite that enables all levels of users to create pro-level animation with the least amount of effort and time. Now with CTA3anyone can instantly bring an image or photograph to life through preset motion effects, or they can setup their own custom characters to animate in minutes thanks to extensive motion libraries, intuitive facial puppets, and audio lip-syncing.
Personalize your Own YouTube Channels
In today's YouTube environment users are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. CrazyTalk allows users to customize their video effects by animating trademark logos, images, or text with just a mouse. YouTubers can create custom virtual 2D hosts which they can composite with real video footage, along with animated assets to give their channels their own personal style.
"Our delivery times are very short, and one of the things that allow us to meet these schedules is CrazyTalk Animator due to its speedy workflow." - Pablo Escalona / LunaCreciente YouTube Channel
Discover Why Other YouTubers choose CrazyTalk
For over a decade, CrazyTalk has been the go-to-tool for beginners and professionals who need quality animations in record time. YouTubers choose to use CrazyTalk thanks to its short learning curve, flexible interface, quick workflow, vast motion libraries, online content store and more.
YouTubers that use CrazyTalk Animator 3
442oons - Weekly Animated Football News
LunaCreciente - Musical Children's Channel
Super Kids TV - Children TV Network
Garry Pye - Comic Artist Turned PRO Animator
Linguaspectrum - Teacher Creates Popular Language Channel
*Created by 442oons
FREE CrazyTalk Animator 3 - Recruitment Program
YouTubers who are interested in animation can visit the Reallusion booth to sign up for an extended trail of CrazyTalk Animator 3, with online video training. Users simply need to fill out their basic information in order to receive an invitation email to download their extended trial. Qualified YouTubers can then claim a full-version copy of CrazyTalk Animator 3 PRO after uploading their first CrazyTalk video, or review, to their YouTube channels.
More info about CrazyTalk Animator 3
CrazyTalk Animator 3 is available for Mac or WIN PC, at Reallusion.com & the Apple Store -  https://www.reallusion.com/store/product.html?p=cta
Signup for CrazyTalk Animator 3 - Recruitment Campaign
www.reallusion.com\event\animator\youtuber
Free Animation Video Tutorials - Video Tutorials for CrazyTalk Animator 3


About Reallusion:

Reallusion Inc. is a 2D and 3D animation software and content developer. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, with R&D centers in Taiwan, and offices and training centers in Germany and Japan. Reallusion specializes in the development of real­time 2D and 3D cinematic animation tools for consumers, students and professionals. The company provides users with easy to use avatar animation, facial morphing and voice lip­sync solutions for real-­time 3D filmmaking, and previsualization for professional post ­production. Reallusion’s core technologies are widely used by trainers, educators, game developers and filmmakers.
Thank you for reading! Synapse Circuit / Blue Gene

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

MAGIX PHOTOSTORY DELUXE SYNAPSE CIRCUIT

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Reviews... MAGIX PHOTOSTORY DELUXE

£29.99 SUMMER SALE

£248.98 REGULAR PRICE

#MAGIX #Photostory #PhotoEditing #VideoEditing #Presentation #Soundtrack #Video #DVD #BluRay
MAGIX is going all out to dominate multimedia; Adobe is trailing behind. As you may or may not know, Sony has pulled out of the creative multimedia software race by selling off its Creative Software range of applications that includes Vegas (video editor), Sound Forge (audio editor) and Acid (DAW).

MAGIX has a superlative attribute is that it has applications for just about everybody! The range of applications can be likened to an infinite layer of multimedia tangents cut from key audio/visual applications. This has the advantage of a pronounced seamlessness interface throughout.

Photostory Deluxe 2017 shares its DNA with Movie Edit Pro, which was cut from the Music Maker DAW application many moons ago. As you might know, both Music Maker and the range of MAGIX video editing software applications had blossomed wonderfully!

SPLICE
Above: Animation effects of still images within Photostory Deluxe. Photostory Deluxe can be seen as a marriage between a video editor, photo editor, and slideshow application such as PowerPoint. The result is very compelling… What's more is that Photostory lends itself to just about anyone! Create a digital photo/video book of your precious family moments; how about stunning intros and outros for your YouTube videos; how about a digital portfolio/showcase reel? The possibilities are there!

Above: Photo editing in Photostory Deluxe. As expected, you can output your creations to most video formats and create a DVD/BluRay disc. 

IN USE
Above: The Photostory Deluxe interface in more depth.

For the most part the user interface is straightforward; Photostory makes for a simple fuss free video editor. However, the interface can get a little confusing when incorporating animation and transition effects. It can take a while to commit the menus to memory. With a bit of effort, you could create intros and outros that resemble Adobe After Effects! Photostory can be a great tool for YouTube content creators who are starting out, on a budget, and/or don't require the kind of functionality and power of a full blown video editor such as Video Pro X (review coming soon).







Above: What you are seeing is the automatic creation of a slideshow via a selection of pictures and music soundtracks. Below: The titling aspect of Photostory Deluxe; it works just like a video editing application.

PHOTO/VIDEO COLOUR MATCHING

One of the many great aspects of Photostory Deluxe is that you can take the colour attributes of a photo or video and add it to different photos and videos - even if the photos/videos were taken with a different camera/camcorder to create a uniformed look. Below: Transition and fades.
CONCLUSIONIn the world of smartphone photography and videography, Photostory Deluxe is a must have! I'm sure you've got great material on your phone and/or in the cloud doing absolutely nothing. Photostory Deluxe will transform your videos and photos into works of art. Make a simple slideshow out of your photos and add some background music! Hey, you make your own royalty free music using the free version of Music Maker or any of the commercial versions.



Above: Export options... From video file to DVD and BluRay.

MAKING A WISH
The Multimedia Designer in me would want to see a means for creating interactive presentations in a similar vein to PowerPoint. DVD/BluRay have limited interactions but an executable CD ROM/DVD/BluRay would be ideal for interactive displays and kiosks. It'll make for a means of creating interactive promotional materials for creatives such as bands,filmmakers, photographers, and so on. Or output to HTML5 for online learning. I can see it now… MAGIX Multimedia Designer… 

SCORE
Photostory Deluxe is a great presentation creator...

Photostory Deluxe scores a spectacular... Synapse Circuit Platinum!

Thank you for reading! Synapse Circuit / Blue Gene

Friday, 26 May 2017

SUPERWAVE SIRIUS SYNAPSE CIRCUIT

 SYNAPSE CIRCUIT 

SUPERWAVE SIRIUS SPRING SALE £11.99 NORMALLY​ £14.99 REVIEW!

#VST #VirtualStudioTechnology #Virtual #Studio #Technology #Steinberg #DAW #Instruments #Effects #Electronic #Music #ElectronicMusic #ComputerMusic #MusicTechnology #FutureMusic #SuperWave #Ultimate #Super #Wave #SuperWave #Sirius #Analogue #Synth #AnalogueSynth


Synapse Circuit keeps bringing you more VST synths (and soon to be effects) for your music making pleasures... 

SUPERWAVE GETS SIRIUS...
Sirius is a powerful virtual analogue synthesizer incorporating a Moog Filter for that nostalgic warm and fat analogue sound.

If you're technically squeamish look away… NOW!

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications
Oscillators
35 Oscillators + Noise Generator with integrated 12dB Resonant Filter
Waveforms: Sine, Saw, Ramp, Square, Pulse, Bi-Pulse, Triangle, Vintage Saw, Exp Saw, Morph Triangle, Parabola, Saw Square, BPF Noise, White Noise
Controls: Tune, Semi Tone, Pulse Width/Morph, LFO1 WFM Depth, LFO2 WFM Depth, Ring, Sync, Active

Mixer
3 Channel Mixer
Controls: OSC1, OSC2, Noise

Filter
Resonant Filter: Moog 4-Pole 24dB
Filter Type: Low Pass
Controls: Cutoff Frequency, Resonance, Keyboard Track, Envelope Intensity, Velocity Sensitivity, Velocity Curve

Amplifier
Controls: Level, Pan, EG2/Gate, Distortion, Distortion Shape, Distortion Limit, Keyboard Track, Velocity Sensitivity, Velocity Curve

Envelopes
2 Envelopes with Time Scale and Output Contour function
Contour Types (Curve): 13
Controls: Curve, Time Scale, Clip Attack, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release

Low Frequency Oscillators
2 LFO's (Low Frequency Oscillators)
Waveforms: Ramp, Pulse, Triangle, Sine, Sample and Hold
Beat Ratios: 33
Controls: Select (Waveform), Frequency, Key Sync, Tempo Sync, Sync Note, Motion, Phase, LFO1>LFO2 Frequency

Virtual Patch Function
Virtual Patch function x4 (8 Source Inputs, 8 Destination Outputs)
Controls: Select (Patch), Source, Destination, Depth Level

Arpeggiator
Classic Arpeggiator
Types: Up, Down, Alt1, Alt2, Alt3, Alt4
Range: 1-4 Octaves
Beat Ratios: 18
Controls: Type, Range, Latch, Resolution, Velocity Mode, Transpose Channel, Transpose Mode, Tempo, Gate

Sequencer
16 Step Sequence x4 (Modulation x3, Gate)
Destinations: 29
Types: Forward, Reverse, Alt1, Alt2
Beat Ratios: 18 (Independent beat resolution for each sequence)
Controls: Select (Sequence), Depth/Length, Motion, Sequence Type, Run Mode, Resolution, Key Reset, Knob (Destination), Step Value

Effects
Effect Types: Chorus, Phaser, Delay (Stereo, Cross, L/R), Distortion, Equalizer
Chorus Controls: Speed/Time, Depth, Pre-Delay, Modulation Depth, Feedback, FBK Mode, Waveform, Phase, Level, Panpot
Phaser Controls: Speed/Time, Depth, LFO (Internal, External), Waveform, Freq Min, Freq Max, LFO 1 Depth, LFO 2 Depth, Stereo Diff, Feedback, Stages, Key Sync
Delay Controls: Speed/Time, Depth, Type, Tempo Sync, Sync Note, Feedback
Distortion Controls: On/Off
Equalizer Controls: High Freq, High Gain, Low Freq, Low Gain, Active

Other Features
Integrated Patch Browser for loading and saving of FXP and FXB files
16 note polyphonic operation
Main volume control
Mono/Polyphonic control
Portamento control
Pre-Bend function
Compatible with Korg MS2000 control surface
Midi CC control with learn capability
128 high quality presets

2 GHz+ Processor recommended / 1024 x 768 pixels screen resolution / 24 bit colour depth.

Gosh! Did you get all that?

THE PRESETS
Above: Sirius working like a dream in MAGIX Music Maker 2017 Premium, which is a cost effective level entry DAW, and my has it grown! See review here: MAGIX Music Maker 2017 Premium

As you know, the preset patches are a good indication of what a synthesizer is all about. Once again, I am truly astounded by the eargasmic range of the presets. The bass patches are rich and deep - check out the Moog basses; luscious pads, and multitude of great authentic sounding patches from strings, arpeggiated Instruments that brings back that era of 80s Synth Pop, and Trance oriented Instruments. WOW!

AESTHETICS

Again, I'm blown away at how great the interface looks for a synth coming in at this price. It's not gimmicky, it's complex but on the right side of complexity - if you know what I mean. Okay, when you first launch it as a novice the knobs and buttons may as well be embedded within the dashboard of a pilot’s cockpit! But when your eyes and brain calm down you'll see that it's not so complex. Going through the presets gives you an idea as to how the onboard sequencer works for example.

As always, I encourage novices to get stuck in and create unique patches. Look, I can tell you that as a computer musician I don't have an in-depth knowledge of synthesizers, it never stopped me from messing around with hard and software knobs and sliders to get the sounds that I want.

THAT ANALOGUE AGE
Sirius transports me back to my youth and discovering synthesizers for the first time. My Electronic music heroes are very varied; from Parliament/Funkadelic’s Bernie Worrell to Bon Harris of Nitzer Ebb to Depeche Mode, Front 242 and many others! The aforementioned made me swap my guitar for a synth (Kawai K1), drum machine (Roland R8) and sequencer (Kawai Q80). I was a kid on a budget but I managed, with no prior knowledge, to program some great patches on the K1.

It was an exciting time for me as I and anyone else could get on a stage, press ‘play’ on the sequencer and music would come out! Amazing! But, sadly, today people are still doing the Industrial thing.


Sirius, has given me the synthesizers that I wasn't able to afford from yesteryear! I was able to feel nostalgia and excitement from being in the possession of a great synth! I feel like making music again. Gosh!

CONCLUSION
I'm impressed by the care and attention to detail in how this synth was put together. The quality is unprecedented at this price point, £15! £12 - if the sale is still on by the time you get to read this review!


I can't fault Sirius! It's great! It's a monster of a synth! I'm sure that the seasoned synth enthusiast/professional would get a tremendous amount of joy from Sirius! Please, do not overlook Sirius and SuperWave in general in favour of synths that costs considerably more! You'll be missing out!

SCORE
Trust Synapse Circuit on this one… Sirius is super-cost effective and awesome in sound! It is a no brainer!

Sirius scores an heartfelt... Synapse Circuit Platinum!
You can purchase it here: SUPERWAVE SIRIUS

Enjoy!
Thank you for reading!
Synapse Circuit / Blue Gene

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Reallusion & Sketchfab Partner for 3D Character Creation and Publishing SYNAPSE CIRCUIT NEWS

SYNAPSE CIRCUIT 
Reallusion & Sketchfab Partner for 3D Character Creation and Publishing

NEWS!
#Reallusion #CharacterCreator2 #Character #Creator #2 #Sketchfab #CrazyTalkAnimator3 #2DAnimation #Cartoons

Reallusion are at it again... Reallusion is an unstoppable machine!

San Jose, California 5/25/2017 - Reallusion and Sketchfab partner technologies connecting Character Creator 2.0 advanced 3D characters to Sketchfab’s powerful real-time 3D content viewer & sharing platform. Sketchfab integration with Character Creator (CC) 2.0 adds instant and highly flexible sharing of 3D characters to the CC 2.0 enhancements featuring PBR shaders, Image Based Lighting options, and a new Substance Material Generator to dynamically design high-quality 3D characters and appearances.

Watch Video: Character Creator to Sketchfab:
https://youtu.be/xuTM20RQadg
Create & Publish fully-rigged 3D Characters Directly to Sketchfab
https://www.reallusion.com/character-creator/publish-to-sketchfab.html

Complete Character Design Tools Ready for Sketchfab 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. 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 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 Sketchfab with the same PBR visual quality.
View Animated Character Creator model  “The Female Pirate” on Sketchfab
https://skfb.ly/TrYu 

Publish and Share Real-time 3D Characters online and in VR 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.

Get a Free Character Creator Download from Sketchfab

https://sketchfab.com/models/8476e3679aa442c3ad811727705524ac

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.

View Reallusion Assassins on Sketchfab

https://skfb.ly/66FXX

Sketchfab Soft Cloth Physics Animation Demo

This is a character test showcasing how Sketchfab can real-time render blend shape animation generated from iClone soft cloth physics.  
https://skfb.ly/6oKpG

Pricing and Availability:
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.

About Sketchfab:
Enter new dimensions. With a community of over half a million creators contributing over a million scenes, we are the world’s largest platform to publish, share and discover 3D content online and in VR.

Our technology integrates with every major 3D creation tool and publishing platform and supports almost every 3D format directly through our site or using one of our official exporters. Using our universal 3D & VR player, your creations can be embedded on any web page and every major network including Facebook, Tumblr, LinkedIn, WordPress, BÄ“hance, DeviantArt and Kickstarter.


With offices in NYC and Paris, Sketchfab is proud to be the official 3D publishing partner of Adobe Photoshop, Facebook, Microsoft Hololens, Intel RealSense and more. Sketchfab is a venture­ backed company, alumnus of the TechStars accelerator program (New York Spring 2013) and winner of several start up awards.

About Character Creator 2.0:

Character Creator (CC) innovates 3D character design process for generating fully rigged characters with: Face & Body slider morphs, Custom Clothing Design, Animation, & Content, and FBX Export. CC 2.0 delivers character design tools for 3D pros and hobbyists alike with AAA level visuals and options to do all-in-one character design for ZBrush, Mudbox, Allegorithmic Painter, Substance, Unreal or Unity, and web sharing sites like Sketchfab. Character Creator features PBR, a customizable clothing system, and direct real-time animation capability through Reallusion iClone for creating custom motions and facial animation.

About Reallusion:

Reallusion Inc. is a 2D and 3D animation software and content developer. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, with R&D centers in Taiwan, and offices and training centers in Germany and Japan. Reallusion specializes in the development of real­time 2D and 3D cinematic animation tools for consumers, students and professionals. The company provides users with easy to use avatar animation, facial morphing and voice lip­sync solutions for real-­time 3D filmmaking, and previsualization for professional post ­production. Reallusion’s core technologies are widely used by trainers, educators, game developers and filmmakers.
Thank you for reading! Synapse Circuit / Blue Gene