Completely Machinima S2 Ep 40 News (July 2022)

Tracy, Damien and Phil discuss news items relevant for machinima and real time creators.

Despite being encouraged to create an episode of just 15 minutes duration by one of our followers, the team have this month extended their coverage – hear Tracy, Damien and Phil discuss vtubing, Ricky’s Duke Henry the Red character in the game Evil Dead, the FTC’s proposed updates to social media guidelines, Unreal’s review of the Matrix Awakens Experience, John Gaeta’s latest exploits, metaquette, Reallusion’s iClone 8 and CC4 and a number of other exciting developments relevant to the world of real-time filmmaking and machinima.  Thankfully, you can use the timestamps to jump to the bits your most interested in!

Timestamps - 
1:34 Feedback from our followers: 3DChick, Al Scotch, Spentaneous, Mike Clements, Circu Virtu, Notagamer3d 
8:14 Vtubing and Face Rig app (Steam), VTuber Studio – real time puppeteering using faceware 
17:41 Interactive video on Vimeo, branching narrative storylines 
20:23 Ukranian films of the recent war, showcased at Milan Machinima Film Festival website 
24:17 Evil Dead and the character Duke Henry the Red played by Ricky Grove and IP generally, Ricky Grove on IMDb 
39:29 FTC updating ‘disclosures 101 for social media infuencers’ guide’ discussion, the relationship between brands, platforms and influencers and see also [Company] Rulez! (Phil Rice aka zsOverman & Evan Ryan aka Krad Productions) 
54:55 Competition updates: Nvidia Omniverse Machinima promo video ‘Top Goose’ and Unreal competition, Ben Tuttle’s The Amazing Comet and William Faucher’s YouTube channel. 
58:03 Making of Unreal’s Matrix Awakens Experience, Behind the Scenes on The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience, released 6 June 2022, and Tracy’s interview with John Gaeta, VFX, The Matrix films, released 17 February 2022. Living Cities is a new metaverse mirror world and Inworld AI 
1:00:16 Pooky Amsterdam’s blog on metaverse etiquette, called Metaquette 
1:00:39 Reallusion’s iClone 8 character animation processes including Character Creator 4 launch 
1:13:08 Mesh to MetaHuman in Unreal Engine by Unreal Engine, released 9 June 2022 
1:13:33 Meta’s new model allows creating photoreal avatars with an iPhone, 80.lv, 14 June 2022 and full research publication 
1:14:02 Mocap with the MoCats: Livestreaming with Multiple Actors (Faceware & Movella/Xsens) by Faceware 
1:14:29 Love, Death & Robots, Jibaro character creation Love, Death + Robots | Inside the Animation: Jibaro, Netflix, released 9 June 2022 and Art Dump 
1:16:48 Jonathon Nimmons WriteSeen.com, launched June 2022, website connecting creative writers with industry professionals (upload written content, attach a video pitch, audio clips, video clips and a link to a prototype if required) 
1:19:08 A word of thanks to our sponsors 

Credits - 
Speakers: Tracy Harwood, Damien Valentine, Phil Rice
Producer/Editor: Damien Valentine 
Music: Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
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