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Featured Animator: Bud Luckey, That's About the Size (Infinity Song)

Sesame Street was one of my staples as a young child but I haven't watch it in years. The other day, for no reason at all, I had the chorus from the Sesame Street animated short song That's About the Size (also known as Infinity) running around my head.

That's about the size,
Where you put your eyes.
That's about the size of it.

It was frustrating me because I knew the song had more words but I couldn't for the life of me think what they were so... YouTube.



The animated clip first debuted on Sesame Street in 1971, with music and animation by Bud Lukey, lyrics by his friend and writing partner Don Hadley. The song was sung by Bud, instrumentals by Jazz legend Turk Murphy and his band, with Bud on the banjo.

All of which I didn't know until I decided to look up the written lyrics because watching the song over and over wasn't helping me memorize the words. I'd gone from being frustrated about not knowing the rest of the song to not being able to retain the w…

Behind the Scenes: Bat Storm Suit Camera Test Animation - How It Was Made.

I'm very much a novice when it comes to 3D animation in iClone 7. However I can find my way around the application because the user interface and workflow shares a lot of similarities with Cartoon Animator 4 (also made by Reallusion).

For that reason alone, if you're proficient with Cartoon Animator 4 (formerly known as CrazyTalk Animator 3) and want to try 3D character animation, iClone 7 will not seem too unfamiliar. You may even be able to pick up the basics in under an hour.

With that in mind I thought I'd do a break down of how my Bat Storm Suit Camera Test, animated short was made. Not a step by step guide but just a look at the features I used, to highlight just how easy iClone 7 is to get started with.

You're already part way there if you have a firm grasp of the X, Y, and Z planes for positioning characters and props in CA4.

Bat Storm Character Rig I'm not going to claim this part was easy in the sense I've spent years trying to find just the right lo…
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