Animating dialogue: Animating the body


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Animating dialogue: Animating the body

Let's go ahead and move on to the next logical step, which is animating the entire character to dialog. Now, when you animate a character to dialog you want to make sure that you get the body animation first, then do the phonemes and then do the whatever fine-tuning you need to make sure it all syncs up. Now the reason we want to animate the body first is we want to get the broad motion of the character blocked in before we do any phonemes. There may be situations where the head is in a strange place and certain phonemes won't work.

So we want to make sure that we get the poses and then do the phonemes, because again the body is more important than just the mouth. So let's go ahead and take a look at the dialog that we are going to be using. And I am going to go and play this. (Male speaker: I can't figure this out, I can't figure this out.) So as you can see the dialog is "I can't figure this out." Now when reading the track for body animation, you don&...

Animating dialogue: Animating the body
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Animating dialogue: Animating the body provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the 2D Character Animation

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