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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

How To Make a Four Legged Animal in iClone

Firstly, a HUGE thanks to Michel Champagne, for turning me on to this concept. For a while now, I've needed to make an animated cartoon type dog in iClone. Now that we have the horse project, I was able to attach a few other props to it, re-texture the horse body, and BAM, instant cartoon Dog. You can use the following process to make other moving four legged animals too. Here's how I did it.....

1) Open your HORSE project.

2) Control F7 to temporarily hide Character.

3) Import a HEAD prop of your choice (in this case, I had a DOG HEAD that somebody shared on one of the forums)

4) LINK the HEAD prop to the HORSE

5) Now Click on the little TAB next to the LINK and the nob menu will come up.

6) Keep Clicking on all the PLUS signs till you find HEAD, and t hen check PARENT BOX.

7) Use the sliders to place the HEAD prop exactly where you need it. It will move with the horses head.

8) Now do the same thing with any other props (in this case I did it to the four separate feet)

NOTE: The front feet of the HORSE are called "HANDS" in the menu)

9) Be sure to add all the horse motions if you have them, before you save the newly merged prop as a new ANIMATED ANIMAL PROP.

10) Also, make sure to re-texture the horse body, and other props till you're happy with the color/texture combo.

Now go and make some animals!

Till Next Time, .... "Keep Cloning" .... Pauly