Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding blinks and eye direction, part of Character Animation: Dialogue.
…>> I've gone ahead and finished up the mouth.…And I've basically just matched the phonemes to the dialogue.…And I also respected the character's energy and emotion.…So, let's go ahead and play what I have.…>> I, I, I didn't, I didn't know that thing would explode!…I, I, I didn't, I didn't know the thing would explode!…>> So as you could see, this is getting very close to finished.…All we need to do is just get the upper part of the face and we should be done.…But before I do that, let's just go ahead and…take a quick look at just the lip sync so you get an idea as to what I did.…
So this is a camera that is locked to the character's face and we don't…have the timeline up on this one, but let's just see what it looks like in sync.…>> I, I, I didn't, I didn't know that thing would explode!…>> So as you can see, I've matched the mouth shapes to the dialogue track and…also tried to maintain the character's emotions.…So let’s go back to our timeline here.…And let’s animate the upper part of the face.…So the first think that I want to do is just get a since of what I want to do…
- Understanding the role asymmetry plays in facial expression
- Conveying basic and mixed emotions
- Planning shots
- Blocking out timing
- Reading dialogue
- Animating lip sync
- Adding blinks and eye movement
Skill Level Beginner
1. Facial Anatomy and Emotion
2. Animating a Silent Shot: The Double Take
3. Animating Dialogue
4. Animating a Full-Body Shot Containing Dialogue
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