Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating dialogue: Lip sync, part of Learning Character Animation.
…Let's go ahead and put it all together, by actually animating a line of dialogue.…We're going to start by animating the four and…then we'll get the rest of the character involved.…Now this is just a simple head and shoulder shot.…But, this will give you an idea as to the process of animating dialogue.…So let's go ahead and start by listening to our track.…>> I can speak now, I can speak now, I can speak now.…>> So the character is saying…I can speak now.…And if you look at the wave form, you can actually see this.…
So this first little blip here is I.…Then we have can speak.…So the can is actually in between these two.…Again the vowels tend to be the large wave forms.…That's can.…Speak s. Speak.…>> Speak.…And is the last one is now. >> Now.…>> So, as you can see, you can actually look at…the wave forming kind of get a sense for where things are lying.…And this will help with your timing.…So, I'm going to go ahead and start with our neutral pose.…Now, if your character has a facial expression, or…something like that, you can certainly start with that.…
- 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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