Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating lip sync, part of Character Animation: Dialogue.
…So now it's time to actually animate the dialogue or the lip sync of the character.…Now before we did this we actually animated a lot of the character.…We animated the body, we animated some facial expression.…And we have this.…>> Oh, I don't know.…Will there be pie?…>> So this actually gives us a lot of acting without any lip sync.…So this gives you a clue as to how important the body and…the rest of the character is in addition to the mouth.…You can animate the best lip sync in the world, but…if the character is not acting it, the audience won't believe it.…
So now that we've got some of the acting done, let's go ahead and do some dialogue.…So first thing I want to do is just start reading the track and…just start working my way through.…So I just typically just scrub the animation.…Figure out what it needs to be done, in terms of mouth shapes, and…just kind of move forward from there.…So the first mouth shape is here, it starts off with oh.…>> Oh.…>> So it starts right around here, around frame four.…
Around frame six I'm going to have her give an oh kind of mouth shape.…
- 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
Animation Foundations: Fundamentalswith George Maestri42m 32s 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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