After installing the Mocap Device Plug-in and getting familiar with it, you can connect your iClone Character
to real actors and use their own bodies to control the character's motions; users can even record their character motions directly.
However, you can also use the multi-layer technique to separately record motions for each body part instead of recording a motion with
your entire body. This is especially useful when a character has a start pose and you wish to gradually add motions to body parts for various poses such as
a news anchor person gesturing with both hands, or fishing by the lake with legs moving through the water.
First start the Mocap Device Plug-in. For detailed information on
how to use the Mocap Device Plug-in, please refer to
the Using Mocap Device Plug-in section.
In iClone, apply and select a character.
Go to the Animation >> Motion,
and click the Device Mocap button in the Modify panel.
Select one of the body parts for motion-capturing in the dummy pane
(body parts highlighted in orange mean that they are able to receive motion
input). Please note that you may click the button to deselect all body parts.