If the motion tracking is not as accurate as you would like, you may need to adjust your lighting. See how in this video.
- Lighting for facial capture…in Character Animator is simple but important.…(jazzy music)…Character Animator does an amazing job…at capturing the movements of our faces, mouths, and eyes.…But it can only be amazing if it can see the details.…Now, enough light is important.…Webcams are pretty good today…but low light really breaks down the image.…So one of the things that you need to watch for…is a harsh backlight.…
A real harsh backlight can actually end up…shadowing a lot of your face,…and as you can see as I kind of move into it…that the light actually obliterates part of my face.…And as you saw we actually lost tracking there…just for a second.…So you want to try to keep a flare…from going directly into your camera from your lights.…Strong overhead lights can also be a negative for you.…'Cause as you can see, my eyes,…they're rather sunken anyway,…and with the overhead light really shadows my eyes…so it's going to be harder for the camera to pick up my iris.…
And you can see the eyes jumping around…a little bit on the character when they shouldn't be.…
- 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
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After Effects Guru: Character Animatorwith Ian Robinson2h 19m Intermediate
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