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iClone 8.2 - Now Available

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Reallusion’s latest release of iClone 8.2 and Character Creator 4.2 represents a significant breakthrough for 3D character artists. iClone 8.2 introduces an advanced Look-At Mechanism that lets your digital actors express realistic awareness of their surroundings in real-time simulations. The new Dynamic Wrinkle System takes character animation to new heights, injecting photo-realistic facial features and expressions into your CC characters. With Progressive Texture Loading, you can now begin editing animations immediately without having to wait. This innovative feature not only accelerates the LiveLink Pipeline between iClone and Unreal or Omniverse, but also delivers faster, smoother results than ever before. The Auto Setup Plug-in for Unreal, Blender, and Unity can now import and utilize realistic wrinkle animations from iClone, giving your characters an unprecedented level of detail and realism.

Release note: iClone 8.2 | iClone Unreal LiveLink 1.2 (Please update by using Reallusion Hub)

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1. Engaging Look-At ConstraintsKnow More

Morph & Wrinkle Actuate Eye Movement

  • Simulate natural awareness of an object, or maintain eye contact with the camera.
  • Eyelids and eyebrows naturally move with the eyeballs when the character is looking around. Automatic asymmetry helps to overcome the uncanny valley. 
  • Subtle wrinkles are triggered around the eyes and forehead for all types of facial expressions like frowns and smirks.



Eye-Neck-Torso Weight

  • Adjustable look-at constraint ratio between the eyes, neck, and torso can alter the actor’s mannerism.
  • Enhanced morph shapes for head up and down movements.


Keyable Engagement Levels
  • Choose between different engagement levels from quick glances to intense gazes.
  • Recruit the correct body parts to sell the motion, from isolated eye movements to coordination with the rest of the body.
  • Set keys to alternate the eye, neck, and torso engagement ranges.
Watch Video on iClone Website > https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/4bc22417-f19d-4482-804d-0e87.png
2. Exquisite Expressions with Dynamic WrinklesKnow More
The Wrinkle System is highly customizable and can simulate exceptional facial expression details in real-time. It can upgrade your CC characters and redefine the realism of their talking facial features by triggering dynamic wrinkles through any facial movement.

Custom Wrinkle Settings
  • Expression Wrinkles are divided into 13 common facial regions that govern the wrinkle lines, crow’s feet, smile lines, and more.
  • Intensify or neutralize any target region of the face, down to the individual channel map like Normals, AO, and Redness.
  • Alter the Rate of Appearance to delay or preempt the micro-movements of the fasciae while the expression-driven muscles are flexed.
Reactive Expression Wrinkles
Upon activation, the expression wrinkles are synchronized with the facial movements that are triggered by a range of animation tools in iClone, including Face Key Editor, Face Puppet, Look-at Constraints, as well as features such as Lip-sync and Facial Mocap. Watch Video >
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/de97fa7e-7e4a-48fa-abc5-a7b8.png

Works with Any CC Character

  • General Wrinkles are compatible with SkinGen and can be applied to any CC3+ character to naturally blend with different skin tones.
  • The CC Wrinkle shader supports high-res multi-texture blending without compromising real-time performance.

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/8221dc92-d7f9-40b3-bdaf-d90b.gif
Unreal LiveLink – Dynamic Wrinkles

  • Look-at constraints can be driven by a camera or animated objects, simulating different levels of alertness and engagement.
  • Dynamic Wrinkles add emotive details to digital human performances and enrich the expressions of stylized characters.


Find the updated iClone Content Resources with the Dynamic Wrinkle System >

3. Progressive Texture LoadingKnow More
Realtime Production
iClone 8.2 takes software performance to the next level with progressive texture loading. Animators can now begin editing animations immediately, without having to wait for all the heavy textures and materials to load. This innovative feature not only accelerates the LiveLink pipeline between iClone and Unreal or Omniverse, but also sets the stage for concurrent GPU rendering, delivering faster, smoother results than ever before. Watch Video >

Instant Asset Loading
Get to work right away without waiting. Textures can make up more than 80% of the asset file size. With an adjustable CPU ratio, users can load textures in the background while getting started on scene arrangement and animation. 
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/3ac4c50a-1d86-419d-b081-b9d2.png
On-Demand Texture Loading
When “Manual Loading” is enabled, users can press the Load Textures icon overlaid on the viewport to stream in the texture files. The loading speed is determined by your preference settings for the GPU ratio. 
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/a33e1c3c-1c53-41d9-ab05-5c5a.png
Save Untextured Scenes
Enjoy faster performance by working texture-less — and since the textures are never discarded, choose to load them at anytime. Keep the scene untextured when you save and have the texture references stored with the file. https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/9003cf95-f616-4144-bd6a-db93.png
Faster Live Link & Rendering
Our unique Progressive/Deferred Texture Loading technology allows users to Live Link animations from iClone without taxing the system resources. Keeping the scene texture-less in iClone frees up graphics memory that can be dedicated to rendering in Unreal Engine.

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Hi Susan,
thank you very much for all the information.👍
Greetings Robert 
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Excellent list of new and improved features. Thank you Susan and the whole Dev team. SmileCoolSmooooth

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Is an update from iClone 8.12 to iClone 8.2 a free upgrade, or do we need to pay again for it? Same question about CC4.12.
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pvonstackelberg (2/25/2023)
Is an update from iClone 8.12 to iClone 8.2 a free upgrade, or do we need to pay again for it? Same question about CC4.12.


Both are free upgrades. Smile


                                                                

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How do you bake wrinkles for unreal engine?
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zeek1 (2/26/2023)
How do you bake wrinkles for unreal engine?

No need to bake but be sure you use the latest cc auto setup in Unreal! 

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Did you do livelink through iclone or auto setup through cc4? I did it with livelink.
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zeek1 (2/26/2023)
Did you do livelink through iclone or auto setup through cc4? I did it with livelink.



No livelink, exported fbx and ran auto setup in unreal...


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Whatever reallusion is doing the so called increase in performance for textures. Having run a series of tests a  full set of textures for a character loaded from  a material plus file is 3 to 4 seconds slower while consuming 20% more CPU usage after the 8.2 update than before,   That's more power usage for less performance !. 
While the new wrinkle function can be turned on or off, But The Edit motion layer dialogue for some reason now has the purple hand and foot contact  guides activated with no way of turning them off. the relative position of the guides in relation to the hands and feet are so out of align they are useless, for reference. and don't serve any practical use for 99% of the time even if  a user wanted them visible.  by all means have the function but exercise some common sense and have the option to turn them off. When I'm placing hands on objects I need to see the mesh surfaces not purple blobs



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