Importing Props with Vertex Animation (New for v7.9)

After iClone version 7.9, you are allowed to import files in Alembic format (*.abc) in order to create vertex animation for objects.

  1. Create or download a prop file with animation in Alembic format. We will be using a prop made by Ujwal Chauhan on Sketchfab.
  2. Create a new project.
  3. Import the Alembic file by:
    • Access the File > Import > Import... command.
    • Or simply drag and drop the Alembic file into the 3D viewport.
  4. You will be prompted with a dialogue window.
    • Source Axis: Specify the up-axis according to the 3D tool's that are used to create this file.
    • Scale: Determine the size of the object to be imported.
  5. Click the Apply button to load the object into your iClone project. You will see the object instantly.
  6. Apply the embedded or custom SSS material to the object.
  7. The waves are given a translucent look.
  8. Playback to view the final result.