Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating vowel phonemes: A, E, and I, part of Learning Character Animation.
…>> I find that one of the best ways to learn to animate…dialogue is to just start with…the phonemes and understand how they're animated.…And once you understand the basics of animating individual…phonemes, you can string them together to create dialogue.…So, with that in mind, let's go ahead and start looking at some phonemes.…I'm going to animate some simple vowels.…We're going to animate A, E and I.…So, let's just take a look at how to do that.…So, I've got this character and…I've got a waveform up, which is the dialogue.…So, let's go ahead and play this.…
>> A. >> So that is the phoneme A.…And you can see from the waveform that it starts off loud,…and ends a little bit more softly and this is typical for vowels.…And so you want to open the mouth wide and then close it down as well.…So, typically, the volume or the…height of the waveform will tell you how much the mouth is open.…So let's see where this starts.…I'm going to go ahead and scrub. >> A.…>> Somewhere between five and six, at start.…So I need to set a neutral key for my face in order to…
- 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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