Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating consonant phonemes: B, T, and S, part of Learning Character Animation.
…Now let's take a look at the consonants.…Consonants by nature are actually pretty short in terms of timing.…So where a vowel could be many frames long,…a consonant is usually only a few frames long.…Now there are exceptions, such as M Which you could hold for a…while, but typically they tend to be in the two to three frame range.…So let's take a look at how to do some simple consonants.…We're going to start…with B. So let's go ahead and listen to our track.…>> B…>> So as you can see, it's a very simple track here.…
The B starts right here.…And then goes into E.…Now we could also do something like bah or bow, but let's just work with e here.…So, first thing I want to do is get the shape for the b.…Now, typically the shape happens before…the vowel.…So in this case, I'm going to go just a little bit before that vowel here.…So I'm going to start at frame two and lock in my pose here.…So I'm going to go ahead and select my sliders here.…
Let's set a key for those.…And then at frame four which is right before things start,…
- Telling stories through posing
- Creating a strong line of action in poses
- Animating seating to standing poses
- Adding anticipation and follow-through
- Making your character walk
- Animating the head and face
- Animating basic phonemes
- Animating a scene
Skill Level Beginner
Flash Professional CS5: Character Animationwith Dermot O' Connor9h 19m Intermediate
Creating Animated Characters in After Effectswith George Maestri3h 53m Intermediate
1. Posing Characters
2. Creating Pose-to-Pose Animation
3. Basics of Walks
4. Facial Animation
5. Basics of Dialogue
6. Animating a Scene
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