MB-Lab is a character creation tool for Blender 2.80, based off of ManuelBastioniLAB.
The English documentation isn’t available yet (the original is in Russian). The AXMA editor runs both online and in a downloadable standalone version for Windows, OsX, and Linux.
A pro-account allows export of HTML and modification of the exported website code.
ZWrap is a plugin for ZBrush that allows you to automatically fit a pre-existing topology to your models. With an easy-to-use interface, it greatly speeds up a process of converting your characters and 3D-scans into a production-ready topology.
Supported ZBrush versions: 4R8, 2018, 2018.1
Graphics card: OpenGL 2.1 and higher
“CineCast allows you to direct the story.”
Adam Myhill and professional gamer Stephanie Harvey gave a sneakpeek of CineCast, an AI camera tool under development at Unity and French AI institute INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique)
After a confusing live demo of a multi-player assault game, Myhill and Harvey explained details of the new technology, which uses a story manager AI to selectively “live edit” various CineMachine cameras into a single visual feed – effectively an automated broadcast video-editing truck that “anticipates” the best angles.
Harvey: “It’s like having a film production crew inside the game, working for me to get the best shots. I went fully-automatic a couple of times, but I was also able to focus on specific shots that I wanted.”
Myhill: “We delay CineCast by three seconds, but don’t delay CineMachine, so the cameras can see into the future by 3 seconds, and we can cut and show things just before they happen.”
A new release of Marvelous Designer is coming November 7th with a number of innovative features including: 3D Sewing, Trace Pattern from UV, Automated Arrangement Point/ Bounding Volume set-up for new avatars, and a Sculpt Brush for painting wrinkles and folds into clothes.
A new in-progress feature called Remeshing (beta) looks to replace the buggy Tri-to-Quad-Mesh conversion.
Unity Multipurpose Avatar System, or UMA for short, is a free character creation and runtime modification system. UMA was designed with flexibility in mind, so although it’s primary purpose is for working with humanoid characters, its systems can be adapted to work with any model.