Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Finalizing the shot, part of Character Animation: Dialogue.
…Now we’ve got the eyes moving as well as the mouth and…we have to do is finish off with the brows to finish off the facial expression.…So let’s go ahead and just play what we have.…>> I, I, I didn’t, I didn’t know that thing would explode.…>> So, that works pretty well.…So let’s go ahead and just get some animation on the brows.…Now again, I’m going to kind of jump in here so…I can see this a little bit better.…So, again, I'm just going to start with my initial pose here, which is here.…>> I.…
>> And we can basically just amplify this a little bit as he gets more and…more intense.…So, what I can do is basically just take my brows,…lift them a little bit up in the corners.…Set a key for those and then set a blocking key right here.…And then right here, we can go up again with the brows, just a little bit.…And again, we're just trying to get him a little bit more furrowed.…So again, I'm just going to set a key here so now he's got.…>> I.…>> And now when he closes his eyes, that looks very unnatural, so…I want to have the brows go down with the eyes.…
- 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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