Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding moving holds, part of Character Animation: Dialogue.
…I've gone ahead and blocked out my main poses.…I've also added in holds for those poses where I thought a hold was needed.…So let's just go ahead and play the animation that we have so far.…>> I, I, I didn't, I didn't know that thing would explode.…>> So as you can see, it's a little jerky.…It's still a little mechanical, but the poses are there.…So let's just step through the poses just to see what we have.…So, the ones that we did were these ones here, so where he says I,…and then we have another pose here for I, and that goes into a moving hold here.…
There he says I didn't at this point, and…again I have another moving hold right here.…And then we move into some new poses.…Where he's going, I didn't.…He's almost crazy.…He's holding his head.…And now at this point he kind of breaks that and he says, no.…And then he says that thing, gestures towards it, and…then we have the big, broad motion at the end.…We have a big anticipation would ex-…>> Explode.…
>> Would explode.…So, again, some broad motion at the end, but as you can see the poses are in and…
- 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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