[PopcornFX 1.01 NEW RELEASE] - Bug Fixes and Updates


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By Kelleytoons - 2 Years Ago
How do we get the newest Popcorn patch?  (Installing the iClone patch didn't automagically update my Popcorn Plugin and there doesn't appear to be a "check for updates" for that plugin).
By SpiderTec - 2 Years Ago
Quick tip if you recently changed your reallusion acct password. Open Reallusion Live updates log out first, then log in again. I installed the iC v7 update, but not the popcornFX update.
Ran a project without it, it reset windows , and hid all icons every time when rendering a test.(if this happens just right click in windows VIEW - Show desktop icons)
spent a few hours and several attempts before realizing it needed the popcorn FX update.
now renders work, are super low file sizes. (before would run in a video editor - render - then compress after to get a .webm file, now it is easier to post to a webpage.
Thanx for the updates. now if we could get render in .webm format (but not an issue now when converting with other editors or compression software).
By animagic - 2 Years Ago
The wiki has also links to earlier versions: This is for 1.12: https://wiki.popcornfx.com/index.php/PK-Editor_v1.12. I guess that one works?

Actually, there are several releases: from 1.12.0 to 1.12.4, and you can also go even further back. Just check the index page of the wiki.
By jasonjbrown - 2 Years Ago
Thanks Grace, for the updates!
By TonyDPrime - 2 Years Ago
Kelleytoons (4/12/2018)
How do we get the newest Popcorn patch?  (Installing the iClone patch didn't automagically update my Popcorn Plugin and there doesn't appear to be a "check for updates" for that plugin).


It is listed as an update in the Live Updater application.
By Joanne (RL) - 2 Years Ago
Hello,

Quick update~
When launch iClone, the Live update or RL hub will be launched together, you can see the pop-up icon in System Tray as following:
Both listed an update in the "Live update" or "RL hub".

Live update:

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/ae4401d2-c410-48d4-b77c-b066.png

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/0afbe217-f2e2-41f1-8743-c5e2.png

___________________________________________________________________________________
RL Hub:
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/be4baf5d-c724-4c1a-b3d9-a3e4.png

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/28a09643-dd7a-4cb9-a0fd-f48f.png


PS. If you have already installed RL Hub v4.0, the live update will be uninstalled.
At present, RL Hub only serves English version, and it will continue to serve other languages in the future.

When/Where can install RL hub?
If you ever dowloaded/installed any RL trial product during 2017/12E ~ now, RL Hub might be installed in your computer.
or you can download and install manually from :
By LookingGlassGraphics - 2 Years Ago
Thank you. The link is working. I also seen some post stating that the PopcornFX projects wont load on the updated version of IC7. I will give it a try on my end and see how things work out.
By Kelleytoons - 2 Years Ago
Yeah, I don't have that installed.  Any other way?

Edit: Wait, I guess I did have it installed (I couldn't find it as Windows would not report it anywhere, but it was hidden in my taskbar).
By Grace (RL) - 2 Years Ago
Postfrosch (4/13/2018)
Hi
I have a question:
I have updated IC 7 (see picture) That's OK

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/d045f231-dfc1-4bcc-937d-ba53.jpg
Then I wanted to update Popcorn FX via the HUB (showed update) or RL Live Updater (which did not work).
The following message told me that I already had the update.
Now the popcorn FX shows me the following version (see picture)
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/66864e7e-b45c-4b02-a706-0f48.jpg
Lt. However, this version should be this version
PopcornFX Plug-in for iClone v1.01 (1.01.1514.1) released on April 11th, 2018



My question:
Do I now have the update to popcorn FX or not (My Number ist higher). If not, where do I get it from? The HUB no longer displays an update

Greetings from Germany
Postfrtosch


Hi Postfrosch,
Thank you for pointing this out and 
we're sorry for causing such confusion. 
The version number in this forum is now corrected with the actual one 1.01.1519.1, which means you've had the updated version installed. Smile

Best Regards,
Grace


By Kevin L - 2 Years Ago
Thank you guys I have a lot of effects I've been working on for the community.
That was my concern.
By joel.lovell - Last Year
Any update as to when this plug-in will be updated to support iray?
By Grace (RL) - 2 Years Ago
PopcornFX Plug-in for iClone v1.01 (1.01.1519.1) released on April 11th, 2018

PopcornFX Plug-in Enhancements 

1. (*.pkfx) can be dragged and dropped via the viewport.  There is no need to use Plugins > PopcornFX > Import PKFX.



2. The universal Adjust Color panel is now usable with PopcornFX texture channels.

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/e1f46618-96a3-4111-b71f-9fda.jpg


3. Loading (*.pkfx) files for Lit Particle Material types will generate PBR metallic and roughness textures which can then be modified with Adjust Color tools.

Case in point:
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/b4863a5b-46cb-44fc-be61-b20b.png

iClone 7.2 vs 7.21
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/857d70a6-9885-497c-8839-fa17.jpg



PopcornFX Super Tools Bug Fixes 

To have these enhanced features take effect, you'll need to load the new Super Tools and then apply your attributes and settings again.
  • Texture & Distortion Emitter
    • The orientation of the Gizmo was not taken into consideration when the align mode was set to Horizontal.
[Before]                                                                                        [After]
     
  • Mesh Emitter
    • The resulting rotation was incorrect when Forward to Velocity was disabled.
    • The emitted mesh was erroneously rotated when Spin Speed along Velocity was set to 0.
    • Scale Y and Scale Z attributes were mistakenly swapped.
    • The behavior of Initial Rotate (X/Y/Z) and Free Rotation Speed (X/Y/Z) was improved by mimicking those of the conventional 3D tools.
  • Ribbon Emitter
    • There was incorrect behavior with the Radius Increment Fade Out attribute.
    • There was no effect from the green channel of Texture for Emission, which is used to determine the size of the Ribbon.  
    • Velocity (X/Y/Z) gave incorrect results.
    • There was no effect from the Size Randomness attribute.
[Before]                                                                                        [After]
     
    • Distortion Intensity for Ribbon was ineffectual and therefore removed from the new Ribbon Emitter tool.
    • Added Z-axis to the Ribbon Twist Direction attribute.

By wires - 2 Years Ago
preacher (4/14/2018)
Where do I get the live updater application?  I can not fine it anywhere on my computer.  Is there another name I should be looking for it under?



The Live Updater can be found here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Reallusion\LiveUpdate
By jlittle - 2 Years Ago
Kevin L (9/7/2018)
...the latest version is pk-editor v1.13.
Has the iclone popcornfx plugin been updated for this version of the editor?

It does not seem to have been updated.
Any project I save with the v1.13 editor will not load in iClone 7.22

Jeff

By Postfrosch - 2 Years Ago
Hi
I have a question:
I have updated IC 7 (see picture) That's OK

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/d045f231-dfc1-4bcc-937d-ba53.jpg
Then I wanted to update Popcorn FX via the HUB (showed update) or RL Live Updater (which did not work).
The following message told me that I already had the update.
Now the popcorn FX shows me the following version (see picture)
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/66864e7e-b45c-4b02-a706-0f48.jpg
Lt. However, this version should be this version
PopcornFX Plug-in for iClone v1.01 (1.01.1514.1) released on April 11th, 2018



My question:
Do I now have the update to popcorn FX or not (My Number ist higher). If not, where do I get it from? The HUB no longer displays an update

Greetings from Germany
Postfrtosch
By LookingGlassGraphics - 2 Years Ago
Hello all !! Does anyone know where I can find an active link for the PopcornFX Editor? I tried https://www.popcornfx.com/download/ but it's not working.
By Cary B - 2 Years Ago
I bought the Popcorn FX plug-in when it first came out, or actually before it came out. I haven't used it much, but I figured to get around to learning it at some point. Now I am at that point, and I find, weirdly, that the Supertools are no longer available in my content tab. They display as before, but now when I click on them, I am taken to a webpage advertisement for the Popcorn plug-in. It is as though I had not purchased it. The PopcornFX Library 40 is not affected, it is still there and usable. I tried to do an update, but it did not fix the problem. Before I file a support ticket on this, is this a common problem with an easy fix?   Is there a way to uninstall the plug-in without uninstalling Iclone so I can try a re-install? 

By TonyDPrime - 2 Years Ago
I am finding the following, anyone else?
1) I tried updating, and reinstalling the new plugin.  All of the icons in the menus still show 7.2 and not 7.21. 
2) The Ghosts example, I can't tell when testing the size randomness , it's almost like it its not working, I am not getting the peewee ghosts, or at least it seems like I am not, because some go backwards and forwards and the perspective alone changes the size, but none are really tiny or large.
3) The meteor one does not generate a texture color for Metallic and Roughness, the slots are blank.

I almost don't mind because there is one thing we got....!

HUE!!!!!!!!!!!!
HUE guys are awesome!
Thank HUE so much, this is HUE-GE!
By Postfrosch - 2 Years Ago
Hi Grace
thanks for your answer
Greets from Germany
Postfrosch
By Kelleytoons - 2 Years Ago
Try this -- with any of the products open and running, go to your taskbar and look at your hidden icons (my RL Live Updater showed up in there with one of the programs running).
By Kevin L - 2 Years Ago
Hi, guys, I'll try asking here animagic posted the link to the latest popcornfx editor, the latest version is pk-editor v1.13.
Has the iclone popcornfx plugin been updated for this version of the editor?
Thank you for any help.


By joel.lovell - Last Year
I find it very annoying to keep buying stuff that gets orphaned when the next new thing comes along. I would not have bought the Popcorn FX if I knew it would not work in iRay, it was bad enough that I invested in Indigo, and then that went by the wayside. As did the Kinect mocap junk. Some kind of trade-in would would be a good gesture on Reallusion's part - some of these new plugins are expensive for hobbyists.
By preacher - 2 Years Ago
Where do I get the live updater application?  I can not fine it anywhere on my computer.  Is there another name I should be looking for it under?

By animagic - 2 Years Ago
It seems the whole popcornfx website is down...Unsure

EDIT: The popcornfx wiki still functions and there are functioning download links there.

Try this page: https://wiki.popcornfx.com/index.php/PK-Editor_v1.13
By Ascensi - Last Year
I too came here to find out compatibility with IRay. From first presentation when I asked this question Kai's guest in the webinar said "sure this is done through material ID" and Kai stated that we'll have to do another webinar or tutorial for that. I have not seen any further mention of this.. Can anyone confirm that it works? is there a tutorial somewhere? thanks.