Whats new in iClone v6.3

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By Eric (RL) - 9 Years Ago

Note: *Make sure you have updated all the iClone family programs to the latest version (iClone v6.3, 3DXchange v6.3, Character Creator v1.3) before you launch iClone 6*

Check out the video below to see all the new changes in action.

iClone v6.3 Changelog

*New* CrazyTalk 8 and iClone Related:

Added: Enable launch CrazyTalk 8 for Head Creation

If you have purchase CrazyTalk 8 Pipeline version, you can now launch the head creation directly from iClone 6. Just select a character, head to Modify panel, and click on Generate from Photo button


Added: Save head imported from CrazyTalk 8 and apply them to any CC character

You can now save head imported from CrazyTalk 8, or the heads of any CC characters and re-apply them to a different CC character.

To save head
1. Select your character
2. In the Content Manager, select Actor tab
3. Select Custom tab
4. Select Head
5. Click on "+" icon to save the head in ".iface" format


To apply head
1. Select desired character, and click on the head you wish to apply
2. Click the "Apply" button



Added: Allow load rlHead on iClone and CC

iClone and CC now can load .rlHead file made from CrazyTalk 8

To export a head from CrazyTalk 8, simply click File -> Export -> RLhead (or use hotkey Cltr+H)


To quickly change head, simply click and drag the .rlHead file from File Explorer to the target CC character in iClone or Character Creator.


Added: Import auto-motion from CrazyTalk 8

iClone and CC can now import auto-motion from CrazyTalk 8.

To export a script from CrazyTalk 8, simply click File -> Export -> RLtalk (or use hotkey Cltr+H)


Simply click and drag the .rlTalk file from File Explorer to the target CC character in iClone or Character Creator.


Added: Import facial editing results from CrazyTalk 8

iClone can now import facial editing results from CrazyTalk 8

iClone v6.3: New Features

Added: "Remove Scene Animation" command with the following options: "Keep First Frame", "Keep Last Frame", and "Keep Current Frame".

This will allow you to delete all the scene animations and keep one frame as the base for the new project. Access this by right clicking on the empty spaces in the scene without any objects selected. This is helpful when you want to break a long project into several smaller, more manageable projects. Important thing to note is that all the Links will be flattened, and will need to be re-linked. Constraints will also be removed. 

Example: Keep Current Frame


Added: Added Show/Hide Play Bar button in timeline toolbar

Added: F9 hotkey to show/hide Play Bar

The new button is located at the upper right hand corner of the Timeline window. Use the hot-key in full-screen or edit mode to quickly toggle the Play Bar display.


Enhanced: Always keep the last value of Bone Mode settings

iClone will now remember if you have Bone Edit Mode enabled when you close and re-open the Edit Animation Layer window; works for prop (bone-rigged) and human.


Added: Add "Reset" to Reset Motion for Prop & Non-human animation layer

You can now add Reset key for Prop (Bone-Rigged) & Non-human under Edit Animation Layer window.


Added: Option to hide iClone 3D view message panel. 
Access this under Edit / Preference / Display

No more pop-ups from the message panel when you hide it with this option, so you can concentrate on your work!


Added: Global arrow key for frame stepping forward/backward 

You no longer need to click and switch focus to Timeline window when you want to 
use the arrow keys to jump between frames. The arrow key is now set to global, meaning that you can switch frame even when you are working in the 3D viewport.

Added: Audio Scrubbing in timeline.

Useful when editing lip-sync. Go to Preference / Control to toggle this option, or use the "Ctrl-H" hot-key


iClone 6.3: Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed: Character position change when not on world root and a pose is applied.
  • Fixed: Chest distortion for Mason when exporting and reloading MotionPlus.
  • Fixed: Avatar Toolkit Builder/Controller cannot be used on CC Characters, the new avatar controller can be found under Avatar Toolkit -> iClone 6 version. To get the new Puppet controller, visit the order history page and re-download the "Install.RLD" version of Puppet controller.
  • Fixed: Remove Motion command on Hand does not remove wrist bone animation in the timeline.
  • Fixed: Particle objects do not show as an item in the Scene Manager.
  • Fixed: Double-clicking on on .iProject shows an error when the file name has non-English characters.
  • Fixed: Spectral Cross HDR Glare Type incorrect for certain video card drivers.
  • Fixed: Some perform commands for props do not work properly with CC Characters.
  • Fixed: Motion Align function does not work with CC Characters.
  • Fixed: Soft cloth distortion for G5 characters when scene is paused and playback head is dragged through the timeline.
  • Fixed: Force is lost when Kinematic physics state is switched to Dynamic with the PhysX engine.
  • Fixed: Facial jumps when editing with the Facial Key Editor and other keyframes are in the same track.
  • Fixed: Applying a new motion causes clothing to become detached from the player when pause is pressed while playing another pose or motion.
  • Fixed: CC character clothing distortion appears when loading a terrain in which the ground level is higher and the foot contact option is activated.
  • Fixed: Merge Motion Plus function disabled when loading a CC character.
  • Fixed: Timeline keys not removed when resetting the entire scene.

Character Creator v1.3 Changelog

Character Creator v1.3: New Features:

Added: Provide DirectX9 graphics mode selection for Character Creator. However, real-time smoothing is not supported.

Character Creator v1.3: Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed: iClone initiation failed when launched from Character Creator if the computer user name includes non-English characters.
    • Fixed: Wireframe button status not updated under certain conditions.
    • Fixed: Minimized iClone window does not revert when iClone is launched from Character Creator.
    • Fixed: Light gizmo remains in 3D view when using the "/" key and when morph items are modified.
    • Fixed: Foot morph data lost when high heel shoes are removed.
    • Fixed: High Dynamic Texture doesn't import to iClone correctly when the Appearance Editor is not unloaded in Character Creator.

              3DXchange v6.3 Changelog

              3DXchange v6.3: Bug Fixes:
              • Fixed: Certain FBX files are not supported and cause a crash of 3DX.
              • Fixed: Modify section hotkey not working correctly.
              • Fixed: CC character teeth and eye mesh not replaced when this option is selected.
                  By vidi - 9 Years Ago
                  Added: Add "Reset"

                  Added: Audio Scrubbing in timeline

                  2 Wishes from my wishlist,  yippie BigGrin
                  By justaviking - 9 Years Ago
                  Audio scrubbing?  w00t  Yay!  w00t

                  HDR "Spectral Cross" fixed?  That will make numerous people happy.

                  Launch CrazyTalk "Head Creator" directly from iClone?  Cool.

                  Looks like a nice set of enhancements and fixes.  Looking forward to playing with it this weekend.  Thanks, Reallusion.
                  By mtakerkart - 9 Years Ago
                  Thank you Eric. Audio Scrubbing !!! wow! New project from image!!!!!!!!!! So wonderfull for Teampipeline!! It's like creating new sequence in editor app.

                  By alemar - 9 Years Ago
                  Audio scrubbing is a fantastic and old requested feature !thanks RL. the iProp reset is nice.the CT8 bridge sounds really rocks...
                  By Kelleytoons - 9 Years Ago
                  Ah but the big question...   WHEN we will have CT8/Pipeline!?!

                  (Not that I'm anxious or anything :>Wink.
                  By jarretttowe - 9 Years Ago
                  This looks awesome! Truly amazing!
                  By jarretttowe - 9 Years Ago
                  Especially loving the head presets available directly inside iclone.
                  By jgrant - 9 Years Ago
                  Thank you for the audio scrubbing. A much needed resource and one that I look forward to taking use of. Many thanks.
                  By duchess110 - 9 Years Ago
                  Audio scrubbing thank you so much for this it will make it so much easier.
                  Just did my 3 updates and first thing I checked out was the audio scrubbing on a project I have only just put a video up Make Someone Happy in showcase yourself.
                  I did say in the post that key framing was tiring but this will make it so much easier.
                  By wires - 9 Years Ago
                  When will the download files be published in the user accounts?
                  By jarretttowe - 9 Years Ago
                  The only thing that seems to be missing is the iray/octane render button...
                  By mark - 9 Years Ago
                  By Kelleytoons - 9 Years Ago
                  wires (12/18/2015)
                  When will the download files be published in the user accounts?

                  It's in mine (under patch/update).
                  By Kelleytoons - 9 Years Ago
                  However, I can't find a way to update Character Creator, so if anyone knows how please let me know (I don't have the download under my account, at least that I can tell, even though it's been installed on my system for many months).
                  By theschemer - 9 Years Ago

                  Go to Patch/Bonus under the IClone 6 section in your account.

                  By Peter (RL) - 9 Years Ago
                  Kelleytoons (12/18/2015)
                  Ah but the big question...   WHEN we will have CT8/Pipeline!?!

                  (Not that I'm anxious or anything :>Wink.

                  CrazyTalk 8 Pipeline is now available. If you got a free copy in the pre-sale offer you should be able to find the download links in your Member Account. Smile
                  By Kelleytoons - 9 Years Ago
                  Well, it's not there, Peter (and I did get a free copy -- at least it said I qualified).

                  So the question remains, should I install the trial until my serial number is sent?
                  By Peter (RL) - 9 Years Ago
                  Kelleytoons (12/18/2015)
                  However, I can't find a way to update Character Creator, so if anyone knows how please let me know (I don't have the download under my account, at least that I can tell, even though it's been installed on my system for many months).

                  Character Creator updates can be found in your Member Account when selecting the Patch/Bonus link for iClone 6 (see image below).

                  By Kelleytoons - 9 Years Ago
                  Ah, right, it's there.

                  Now if I only had my CT8 Pipeline there as well...

                  Edit: No, I take it back.  I have the CC expansion pack, but no 1.3 patch.
                  By Kelleytoons - 9 Years Ago
                  Here's all I have:

                  By JIX - 9 Years Ago
                  Baaa baaa ba ba ba baaa baaa ... the force is with us folks! Wink
                  By mark - 9 Years Ago
                  Haven't seen an 6.3 issues thread so I'll post here for now. Don't know if anyone else is having
                  this issue still but "Shadow Bias" still doesn't work for me with the new 6.3  patch.

                  By peppie - 9 Years Ago

                   although 3dx6 also has an update 6.3 patch. Bring up 3dx6>help>about and see if your version is current.

                  By RobertoColombo - 9 Years Ago
                  Nice job RL!!!

                  I like the Keep Last frame feature: I am just working on a new project that is going to be populated with many characters.... very useful!!
                  Also, I think the arrow control makes the editing more comfortable.

                  Thumbs up.


                  PS: then, if you want to consider some of these 25 wishlist points (https://forum.reallusion.com/263763/25-wishful-features) for the next update, feel free to do it Hehe
                  By Rampa - 9 Years Ago
                  Thank you RL!
                  These are some very nice UI enhancements. Smile

                  That control bar under the window always rubbed me the wrong the way with how much space it took up. Now I can just get rid of it altogether.
                  By urbanlamb - 9 Years Ago
                  looks like a lot of the little annoying bugs are cleaned up and some nice useful features have been added.  I was not going to purchase the crazytalk thingy right now, but it all looks so fun I can't help myself.    I am trying to not spend money, but you guys make it hard LOL.   

                  Anyhow thanks for the new stuff as usual my 3D addiction is well satisfied .. 

                  *goes off to spend more money* 

                  By justaviking - 9 Years Ago
                  I'm exhausted!!!

                  Updated CrazyTalk Animator 2  to 2.1 and then to 2.15 (I had missed the patches and also downloaded/installed + Resource pack + Bonus pack)
                  Updated iClone 6.2 to 6.3  (Also ensured I had put in the updated Resource Pack from ages ago)
                  Updated 3DXchange 6.2 to 6.3
                  Updated Character Creator 1.21 to 1.3
                  Installed my brand new CrazyTalk 8 Pipeline, + Bonus pack + Resource pack

                  CrazyTalk 8 launched (that's a far as I've gone so far, haven't started learning it yet)
                  3DXchange launches
                  Character Creator launches
                  iClone 6 launches... audio scrubbing works (THANK YOU!!!)... Indigo plug-in still works

                  I did all those installs/updates/patches/launches without a single reboot.  My very last test, launching Character creator, locked up my computer solid (had to press the reset button), but everything was fine after the forced reboot.

                  By hattori kun - 9 Years Ago
                  Thanks RL.
                  Audio scrubbing! Finally!

                  Is character creator dx9 compatible now?

                  Do we need to install the 6.2 patches before 6.3?
                  By Lawsuit Pending Records - 9 Years Ago
                  All good over here. Great features with update and good to see particles back in the scene pane.
                  By RobertoColombo - 9 Years Ago
                  Remove Scene Animation-> Keep First/Current/last Frame ... FANTASTIC feature!!!
                  I just used it and it and it works perfectly.
                  It is what we needed to build up crowded and complex scenes: great job RL.

                  By Peter (RL) - 9 Years Ago
                  mark (12/18/2015)
                  Haven't seen an 6.3 issues thread so I'll post here for now. Don't know if anyone else is having
                  this issue still but "Shadow Bias" still doesn't work for me with the new 6.3  patch.

                  Hi Mark,

                  Please can you send us your project so we double check the problem. You can use cloud services like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive etc to make the download available to us. Then send the download link using the Support Form below. Many thanks. We will then get back to you when we have more information.

                  By pmaina - 9 Years Ago
                  Awsome job RL. Thank you & very much appreciated.

                  Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2016!