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Product:
3DXchange 7
Version:
7.61
Status:
Assigned
Issue 6761
Impossible to apply mixamo animation to IClone from 3DXChange.
I’m surprised that a problem that has been reported since 2017 is still not resolved (https://www.reallusion.com/FeedBackTracker/Issue/Mixamo-fbx-import-issue and https://www.reallusion.com/FeedBackTracker/Issue/unable-to-export-FBX-mocap-from-Mixamo-to-iClone).

I followed these 2 tutorials (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plcJLIxmklg and https://www.reallusion.com/reallusiontv/#/iclone/webinar?id=QG-zgjc_KPc) doing exactly the same, and having good messages (see attached images). But I have the same problem than others. I bought this software in part to recover the mixamo animations and make my own composition. I'm a little disappointed, but I still trust in reallusion with the hope that this issue will be corrected very quickly
OS: Windows 10
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COMMENTS (8)
oskarrated
Hi Everyone, 

I think i've just found a solution to the above problem where mixamo characters and animations appear to be deformed and disfigured when imported into 3dxchange.

This is the fix:
1. Download an FBX, or FBX(Unity)
2. Drag and drop it directly to 3Dxchange as usual.
3. This is the important part, Click on NO when the prompt appears to covert to Non-standard character. The caveat is, you'd have to do this manually instead. Its most likely a bug that causes this issue.
4. Go to the Character setting under the Modify panel and click "Convert to Non-standard character."  Under "Presets" select the preset you prefer, I use the Maya IK preset, Click on the "Active" button and then click on "Convert."
5. Go to "Animation" under the Modify panel, click the animation (usually the one with the longest length), you can see the "length" if you scroll right. Make sure the animation is selected and then finally.
6. Go to File > Export > Check "Export Geometry", "Export Animation", "Export RL motion" and you're done!
7. Go to your Iclone > Animation > Motion > Custom and just drag and drop your new motion onto your character.

I might start making these kinds of tutorials to help the community so subscribe maybe? 
https://www.youtube.com/@illvsionink/channels
cosmindan08
I followed 10 tutorials on how to export the animation and still none of them works with the latest versions of iclone and exchange. For a 1200$ software I would expect things to work!
Feedback Tracker Admin
Hi cosmindan,

We have never saw such a situation.Can you capture a video from you downloading FBX file from Mixamo to importing to 3DXchange?, put it on the YouTube, and add the link in your next comment.
Or please provide our FBX file to us.Thanks.

Molly
Reallusion
cosmindan08
Hi

Please find the attached images results from point 2 and 3 from the video. I don't know if things changed between the version in the video and the one that I have but it's definitely not working.
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Feedback Tracker Admin
Hi cosmindan,

There are three situations when a Mixamo FBX is loaded into 3DX.

1. As a character:
    It works well,and you don't need to do anything.

2. As a prop:
    You need to Convert it to Non-Standard manually.You can learn more from here:
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lcI2y4EGmE&t=377s

3. As a character,but he looks strange:
    You need to go to "Convert to Non-Standard" and Load T pose again.You can learn more from here:
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lcI2y4EGmE&t=563s

BR,
Molly
cosmindan08
When I import into 3DXchange 7 it does not ask to convert automatically to a non standard character as I can see in your video and maybe that is the problem.
cosmindan08
I am trying to put the animation on my character in iClone
Feedback Tracker Admin
Hi cosmindan,

I download the Mixamo FBX file,it works.

Molly
Reallusion
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cosmindan08
Hi there

I am using any random animation from Mixamo and also the demo project from iClone 7. I am attaching the screenshots.
Thank you
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Feedback Tracker Admin
Hi cosmindan,

Can you tell me which pipeline you export aniamtion file with,and provide your animation file to help us identify the problem.If the file size is larger than 10MB, you can use cloud services such as Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive to make the files available to us and put the link in your comment. You can use Private Comment if you want to keep it private.Your help is highly appreciated.

Molly
Reallusion
michaelrbarton
In 2019, I converted over 2300 Mixamo animations to iClone, with God's help. Just google 2300 Mixamo and iClone motions, and it will come up.
You can download them from my Youtube page.
doubblesixx
Private Comment
Feedback Tracker Admin
Hi doubblesixx,

Please update 3DXchange to v7.7,and import FBX to 3DXchange,press "Convert to Non-Standard" button,choose one of Maya Human-IK Mixamo.3dxProfile from Preset,then Convert.Character will ok.

You can learn more from Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lcI2y4EGmE&feature=youtu.be&t=563 

Molly
Reallusion
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Feedback Tracker Admin
Hi boubbolesixx

I'm very sorry for that I wrote your name wrong.I have set it to Private Comment.If you want to keep it private,you can use Private Comment.

Was Apply to iClone botton disable for you after Mixamo FBX convert to Non-Standard character?If was,please provide FBX to us.Thank you very much.

Molly
Reallusion
doubblesixx
Great! Thanks Molly.. Nice spelling of my nick btw i've seen many variants but this on looks more.. French.. like a dish .. like bouillabaisse :D

Could you remove the link inside my post above?

Thanks
Feedback Tracker Admin
Hi boubbolesixx,

I have got it.Thanks a lot.I will transfer it to RD department.

Molly
Reallusion
doubblesixx
Forget what i wrote... FBX 2014 and animations work after converting the character.. This button is enabled after this

Still.. the FBX 2019 import doesn't work.. Bones are totally messed up

Regards
Magnus
doubblesixx
Please report when you have downloaded the files and please remove the link, i don't want unneccessary traffic to my account as the files are open. Thank you
Feedback Tracker Admin
Hi doubblesixx,

Can you provide your mixamo FBX file to us?What do you mean FBX 2019,mixamo or other tool?

Molly
Reallusion
Feedback Tracker Admin
Hi doubblesixx,

Thank you for your help.Please provide your mixamo FBX file to help us identify the problem. Attach the file in your next comment. If the file size is larger than 10MB, you can use cloud services such as Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive to make the files available to us and put the link in your comment. 
You can use Private Comment if you want to keep it private.

Thank you agiain.

Molly
Reallusion
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