In this video, learn tips to make your character eyes focus properly.
- Character Animator normally does a great job tracking your eyes and if your eyes don't seem to be moving the right way, they're a couple of easy things you can do to try to fix it. (upbeat jazz music) The first thing to try is adding light. In order to track your pupils, Character Animator actually needs to see them. So if you're in a dimly lit area, or if the lighting is overhead and it's casting your eyes into shadows, like what's happening to me right now. You can hide your pupils.
Believe it or not, you can do an amazing job, even in terrible lighting like this. Because you can see the area around my eyes is really dark so it's going to be very hard for it to pick up pupils. So, let's turn off the overhead light. My camera's going to level it a bit. Next thing I'm going to do is, I'm going to turn on a light, that's just above eye level. That's illuminating my face, going underneath my ridge, my eye ridge and it illuminates my pupils. So now, as I look around, Character Animator can actually see my pupils, and track it properly.
The other thing you might run into is there are problems with glasses at times. So right now, the way the lighting is set up, the glasses don't impede anything, it's fine. However, if I move a certain direction, look what happens there. The light reflecting is going off of my glasses and obliterates my eyes. So Character Animator won't be able to see it. So, if you're seeing a reflection, move your light source off to one side a bit, or maybe a bit higher.
Get to where you don't see a reflection, or the glasses are nice and clear, as you see right here. And your eye should start tracking properly again. So make it easier for Character Animator to see your eyes, and your animated eyes will thank you for it later. (upbeat jazz music)
- Creating a list of production needs
- How the varied styles of animation impact production
- Creating usable digital puppets
- Working with drawn characters, objects, and CG characters
- Adding value to the look of your production
- Exploring various audio recording options
- Organizing files for production, backup, and transport
- Using animation cycles
- Building and editing a scene
- Troubleshooting issues
- Tricks for enhancing your production
- Post-production and delivery
Skill Level Beginner
After Effects Guru: Character Animatorwith Ian Robinson2h 19m Intermediate
2. Puppet Production Issues
3. Add Production Value
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