Create Blinks for Animated Characters in After Effects


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Creating blinks

Blinks are another place where replacement animation comes in handy, so let me show you some of the techniques for animating blinks. Now, when you animate blinks, you need to decide whether you're going to do them one eye at a time, or both eyes at a time. So do you want a separate slider for the left and the right side, or do you want just one slider that blinks both eyes? Since both eyes are a little more complex, let's go ahead and do that. So we're going to actually animate this so that one slider controls both eyes. And you can apply the same process for left and right if you want to do it that way.

The big thing with doing blinks on the left and right side is that you need to make sure that the blinks line up. So I have closed, two-thirds open, one-third open, and so on. So I'm going to take each of these, and I'm going to go ahead and lay it over the eye; make sure that I have that completely over, because really what you want to do is you need to match that sp...

Creating blinks
Video duration: 6m 14s 3h 53m Intermediate

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Creating blinks provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Creating Animated Characters in After Effects

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3D + Animation
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After Effects
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