Using expressions to control pupils


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Using expressions to control pupils

Now let's take a look at how to use expressions to animate things like the pupils of a character. Now, in this case, I have this character here, and we set him up in the previous chapter with a head turn. In fact, let me go ahead and zoom in, so we can see his head. And let's go ahead and select his head, and you'll see there's a layer here in the Gus_All composition. And if we open up that layer, you will see we have a time remap. So if we dial this left and right, you will see we have a very nice head turn.

But let's say we wanted to change his eye direction and move his pupils. Well, we can't do that, because there are no pupils in this composition. The pupils we have here are actually in the other composition; the head composition. And this is what we used with the time remap to create the head turn. So if I select this pupil, you will see that it's already animated. It's animating along that arc, and it's moving along with the head, and that'...

Using expressions to control pupils
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Using expressions to control pupils 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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