Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Blocking out the timing, part of Character Animation: Dialogue.
…Now we have our basic shock planned out.…And if you thumbnailed it, you know the poses that your character needs to take.…So, the first step is to get the rough poses into the timeline.…And then make sure that the timing of the character's motions is correct.…Now we're going to be focussing mostly on the body on this first pass.…Now, even though this is a facial animation course,…remember we have to animate the entire character.…So, the body motion of the character will also drive the face and…the facial expressions.…
So let's get started with blocking in our rough pass.…Now for my animation, these are the thumbnails that I have.…So I'm going to try and get these six or…so poses into the timeline so that way we can have some timing.…The first thing we need to do is have an initial pose for the character.…So in this case I want him to be kind of casual, kind of looking up and…away to his left.…Now I don't want his head straight on like this, so…I'm going to turn his head a little bit.…
And just a little bit up.…
- 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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