Digital Dentistry in iClone 3.0

Today’s tip focuses on something that most people try to avoid like the plague, the dentist, but not to worry, this is Digital Dentistry with iClone 3.0. Most iCloners know very well the default teeth templates provided for avatars in previous versions of iClone. There were many to choose from, but if you weren’t looking for a perfect or missing, or gold, or nasty, or braced set of teeth…then you were out of luck. But no more, now a feature new to iClone 3.0 is the ability to launch and edit the teeth Diffuse and Opacity Maps. So, now you can create whatever you like and then even further edit the Width, Height and placement. Not to mention Brightness, Contrast, Hue and Saturation levels as well. To edit a character teeth template follow these steps.

  • Add an avatar to the scene
  • Click on the Head tab
  • Select the Teeth button
  • Choose a teeth template to edit
  • Locate and click on the Diffuse map image to edit
  • Click the Launch button
  • Edit the .jpg image
  • Save the .jpg over the default temporary file
  • Return to iClone and click the Update button
  • Repeat process for Opacity map

For creating custom teeth this is the fastest and easiest way to go about it, no modeling involved, only image editing. If you can paint in Photoshop, then you can edit teeth in iClone. I have provided a video example below showing one of my favorite comic characters, the Goon created by Eric Powel, this character has a very distinctive set of teeth fans would recognize, and I create a perfect match inside of 2 minutes quickly and painlessly with iClone 3.0. Congratulations, you just got a new dental plan! Enjoy!


2 Responses to “Digital Dentistry in iClone 3.0”

  1. July 28, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Great info once again. Thanks a lot:)

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