Over the last 9 months, countless users have asked us to release a feature that would allow them to upload videos into our cloud-powered AI that were recorded independently by them, i.e. videos that were not recorded through the RADiCAL mobile apps.

We’ve heard you loud and clear.

Starting today, you’ll be able to upload your own videos through our custom uploader on our website.

You can get to the custom uploader in two ways:

 

  • Web: From the members area of our website: -> hit the UPLOAD button -> hit “Custom Uploader” in the pop-up dialogue
  • Desktop Apps: From our desktop apps: -> hit the NEW SCENE button -> hit “USE EXISTING VIDEO” in the dialogue -> hit NEXT (opens up the browser)

 

You can use the custom uploader with any Creator, Producer or Professional subscription, monthly or annual.

This is work in progress, and we’ll continually improve on what we do.  Please get in touch if you have any questions: support@getrad.co

 

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Team RADiCAL

The response from our users has been absolutely overwhelming and we wanted to thank all of you who showed interest.

This also means that we will not be able to accommodate as many people as we would have liked for the beta.

We have started assigning seats to users, please bear with us as we are working through all of the sign-ups.

We will be allocating seats in batches of 20-30 users.

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Please stay tuned!

Team RADiCAL

 

We’re excited to announce that we are opening up an early version of our latest AI, Gen3, for private beta testing. 

This will be available to users on a Windows PC with an NVIDIA GPU. Please click here to be taken to the private beta registration page. 

The purpose of this beta is to help benchmark the AI’s performance across devices and GPUs, collect feedback on the UI/UX choices we have made, and to give a glimpse of gameplay possibilities. 

Please make sure you use the same email you used to register for a RADiCAL account or you will not be able to access Gen3.       

 

Hello!

For all of our Blender users, we have created a standard T-pose that allows easy re-targeting of your animation to your character.

We have our gen2 t-pose available on our download page, and when Gen3 releases, we will update the skeleton.

Please also refer to the tutorial video by CG Geek here for step-by-step instructions on how to animate characters in Blender using RADiCAL.

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Enjoy!

-Team RADiCAL

We’ve heard your feedback loud and clear.  We have rolled out several changes designed to help make your life easier!

  • In version 2.5.10, we’re bringing to your iPhones and iPads some of the criticial features you’re used to seeing in our desktop apps and the website:

    – Scene management: you can now edit the name, adjust privacy settings and add a description for your own scenes. You can also delete those scenes you don’t like.

    – New character meshes: we’ve added more models, improved some of the existing ones with better shading, and introduced in-scene credits for the creators of those characters.

  • We’ve also released a bunch of bug fixes and stability improvements.

The iOS update is available on the app store.

Get the latest iOS app here.

If there’s something you wanted to see on the list we didn’t get to, feel free to email us any suggestions. We’re all ears.

We’re today releasing significant upgrades to our desktop app for both Windows and Apple machines. Here are the things you can now do right from inside the desktop app:

  • FBX downloads: access and download your animation data through an FBX file from inside the scene
  • Scene management: edit your own scenes’ names, privacy settings and descriptions, and delete those you don’t like
  • Camera panning: inside each scene, with the camera set to “manual”, you can now pan the scene left, right, up and down, (1) with the right mouse button or (2) by holding down SHIFT on your keyboard
  • Switch animations: browse animations across the Explore channel and your Projects while inside the visualizer – quickly switch between scenes without losing time
  • Performance: experience faster loading and scrolling supported by, among other things, improved caching
  • Character meshes: we’ve added more models, improved some of the existing ones with better shading, and introduced in-scene credits for the creators of those characters
  • Scene warnings: if any warnings apply to an animation, they’re now available inside the scene for quick review

Free downloads and updates can be accessed here:

We’re excited to announce the release of our first desktop app for Windows machines.

The desktop app, built entirely in Unity, brings the RADiCAL Studio visualizer you’re used to seeing on your mobile apps straight to your desktop.  With it, you can access both your own results and thousand of animations available through our Explore channel.

The desktop app will also serve as the new home for Gen 3 of our AI, which we will start embedding in the desktop app in the next few months.  (See “What’s Next?” below)

For now, here’s how you get started:

 

What’s next? 

We’re working hard on these things:

  • Linux Apps:  We expect to release an app for Linux machines in early 2019.
  • Gen 3 – Embedded AI:  In 2019, we’ll start building Gen 3 of our AI into the desktop app for real-time results and on premise processing.  This also enables unmetered performance for our users.
  • Upload models: In 2019, we’ll enable you to upload your own character models, so you can your see your motion on them.
  • Expanded FBX download:  you’ll be able to download an FBX that includes both your motion and your mesh.
  • Adjust virtual environment: we’ll give you the ability to manipulate the virtual environment inside the Studio view, including landscapes, lighting, weather and more … with nothing but a graphical interface.
  • And more … we’ll let you know soon!

 

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Enjoy!

– Team RADiCAL

 

We’re excited to announce the release of our first desktop app for Mac.

The desktop app, built entirely in Unity, brings the RADiCAL Studio visualizer you’re used to seeing on your mobile apps straight to your desktop.  With it, you can access both your own results and thousand of animations available through our Explore channel.

The desktop app will also serve as the new home for Gen 3 of our AI, which we will start embedding in the desktop app in the next few months.  (See “What’s Next?” below)

For now, here’s how you get started:

 

What’s next? 

We’re working hard on these things:

  • Windows / Linux Apps:  We expect to release the app for Windows and Linux machines in the next few weeks.
  • Gen 3 – Embedded AI:  In 2019, we’ll start building Gen 3 of our AI into the desktop app for real-time results and on premise processing.  This also enables unmetered performance for our users.
  • Upload models: In 2019, we’ll enable you to upload your own character models, so you can your see your motion on them.
  • Expanded FBX download:  you’ll be able to download an FBX that includes both your motion and your mesh.
  • Adjust virtual environment: we’ll give you the ability to manipulate the virtual environment inside the Studio view, including landscapes, lighting, weather and more … with nothing but a graphical interface.
  • And more … we’ll let you know soon!

 

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Enjoy!

– Team RADiCAL

 

It’s finally here for iOS: AI-powered animation with Unity in 3D and AR.

What does that mean?

  • New  –  Our AR Viewer: see results in AR with 6DoF and Apple’s ARKit
  • New  –  A completely new 3D viewer we call the ‘Studio’
  • New    Explore thousands of animations our community is sharing every month
  • New    Swap characters you choose from a library of pre-loaded meshes
  • New    Toggle video and audio off and on

And no change here – it’s free on a Personal package.

See it here before you try it.

Ready to do this yourself? Get the latest iOS app here.

 

We’ve been getting a bit of feedback from our users complaining about notifications that their content is being reviewed, because they might “violate” our Terms of Service.

To explain: we’re using an outside service (provided by Amazon) to prevent RADiCAL from becoming an unwitting distributor of inappropriate content through our Explore channel.

Unfortunately, that early detection system misfires here and there.  To be fair, it misfires a lot.  99.99% of the videos flagged are false positives.

The protocol we have in place is that videos thus flagged are held back for review.  Typically, that review happens within seconds, sometimes a few minutes. 

So most of you won’t ever experience delays.

However, in some circumstances, we may not have the resources to support all the flagged uploads (yes, we wish we didn’t have to sleep, either), in which case it might take a bit longer to respond. 

For that, we apologize. 

Going forward, we’re working on a solution that will notify users automatically once the review has been completed, one way or another. And of course at some point we hope to have a fully automated 24/7 clearance system.

Thanks for your understanding until we get it right. 

— Team RADiCAL