Create the Facial Features in a Head Turn with After Effects


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Creating a head turn: Facial features

At this point, we have the head turning with, basically, the shape of the face and the ears. So let's add in the other facial features. So I am going to go to my Head subcomposition, and let's start working on these one at a time. First one I want to start with is the nose. So I am going to select the Nose layer, and make sure I turn it on so it's visible. Then I am going to go to Frame 10 and make sure that everything is centered. Then I am going to expand this and set a key for Position, Scale, and Rotation.

Now, as the head turns, the nose is going to move sideways and a little bit up actually. So I am just going to go ahead and move this, and position this nose where it needs to be, and also as it moves, it's going to rotate just a bit. So I think a good number here is somewhere around 9 or 10 degrees. So let's go ahead and make this 9 degrees, and now, you can see how this just kind of gives it a little bit more sense of life.

In fact, we can probably put this over ...

Creating a head turn: Facial features
Video duration: 6m 41s 3h 53m Intermediate

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Creating a head turn: Facial features 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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