I saw your animated gif in the Ulead forum and its great. However I can't understand why you did'nt do the animation directly in Xara 3D.
I have attached an image (from the Xara clipart gallery) which I imported into Xara 3D. I applied a body texture created in Xara and used a part of a bitmap (again from the Xara clipart) as a background.
The whole thing was then exported as an animated gif directly from Xara 3D.
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