How do I wrap the eyes to a sphere? (Making angry birds)

How do I wrap the eyes to a sphere? I'm making angry birds on Autodesk Inventor Professional 2008. I'm trying to get the eyes wrapped to the head. I tried embossing it but it doesn't seem to work on spheres/ovals. It looks weird when it's extruded so I was wondering if there is any other way. Maybe extruding it curved? Not sure, any ideas?

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The generic method for all software. Extrude it as a surface and then create intersection curve.

 
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Emboss would be my thought but you said it will not work. The thing is that in version 2012 emboss works in spheres.

 
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If emboss is not working extrude the eyes into the sphere and the do a revolve cut around the sphere to cut of the excess to the eyes....

I think this kind of model would be better done with surface modelling
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From the uploaded screenshot of the file, I think, you might be good by doing it with the extrude feature....... since you only have to do the eyes on a revolved surface.................... extruding the eyes from the surface would give results almost similar to wrapping the sketch around the surface.......... I don't know if you have seen my angry birds models(Angry Birds (RED))........ I have used the extrude method......

 
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You may want to try to a 3D sketch with splines tangent to the sphere and then extrude the closed loop. This is a difficult way of doing what you want. Another easier way would be to create a sketch plane at the angle you want the eye back on the head and then revolve an eye sphere that intersects the head so only a portion of it is seen protruding from the head. Once you've achieved the proper location of the eye, then mirror it to the other side. I hope this was helpful.

 
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Sorry! forgot that Inventor can't go backwards. Try the Step File here.

 
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