In this video, see how to troubleshoot automated actions that don't work.
- When you first set up your puppet, you may find a couple of things that don't work. And it could be as simple as how you named your layers. Luckily, it's an easy fix. (upbeat hip hop music) Notice how my character's left eye, it's on the right hand side, doesn't track or blink. The first thing I'm going to check are the naming and the tags. So the way to do that, let's go to rig, and I'm going to look down here. This is my frontal view.
I'm going to look at the eyes. Right eye is named properly but left eye, notice I had accidentally named it L eye. In fact, every layer in it, L blink, L pupil, L eyeball, rather than left. Because of that, notice over in my tags, nothing is tagged. If I click on right eye, notice my right eye is tagged. I can fix the naming right here. I can just right click on it, click rename, and type in left. Nice and easy.
It's still not tagged. I'd have to go in here and tag it but, I don't want to fix the name here. The reason I don't want to fix it here is because my master file, which I can get to if I click on edit, edit original, it's not named properly here. So fixing it there doesn't fix my master problem. If I go to make updates to this, not changing the layer names here in Photoshop will really screw me up later. First thing I'm going to do is I'm going to go through and I'm going to rename each of these layers.
And I'm going to save it. I'm going to go back to character animator. So everything is named properly now. Let's see. However, nothing is tagged. Tagging happens when you first import a puppet file. Luckily it's easy for us to fix. I'm going to select left eye, I'm going to tag left eye. I'm going to go to left blink, and tag that. Left pupil, going to tag that. And left eyeball. So now it's all properly tagged. Let's go back to record.
So notice, the eyes are now tracking, both are blinking because everything is properly named and it's properly tagged. Proper naming is very important. Use the free puppet downloads in your start tab for guidance and don't forget to check your tags. (upbeat hip hop 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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