There are lots of advantages for DAZ users with iClone. For one, its 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.
Once you have assembled your character in DAZ, prepare them with our pre-made .DUF files for automatic facial morph recognition. Then bring it into our conversion 3DXchange software and apply our preset T-Pose to instantly confirm body structure for animation in iClone. -- 3DXchange is designed to do all the work for you, so import and conversion for iClone are automatically done in minutes. Download the free trial versions and see for yourself ! --
Later in iClone, you can use your own recorded voice to take advantage of the automatic lip-syncing feature, or refine each individual mouth viseme for more accurate results. For quick and easy facial expressions, use the face puppet tools to record your movements in real-time.
Body animation in iClone is also a snap, thanks to the impressive arsenal of body animation tools. Use Human IK, Body Puppeteering, Motion Editing, and the upcoming (To be released in 2015) full-body Motion Capturing plug-in for lighting fast, quality animations for all your DAZ characters.
Best of all, the release of iClone 6 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 even hair, for amazingly realistic results.
You can even take things further, by rendering your DAZ characters in photo realistic quality with the Indigo render plug-in. Take the quality of your renders beyond CG quality, and see your character renders like never before with a physically based, ray-tracing render engine.