Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding phonemes, part of Learning Character Animation.
…Now, let's move on to dialog and lip sync. Now, when a character talks,…his mouth or the shape of his mouth moves to match prerecorded dialog.…Now, these shapes are known as phonemes.…Now, each sound that the mouth makes has a specific shape that…is associated with it, And by…stringing these shapes together, we create animation.…So, the first thing I want…you to do is to understand the basic shapes.…There are two categories of shapes.…
There are vowels and consonants.…Now, vowels are open mouth sounds, and consonants are closed mouth sounds.…So, let's take a look at the vowels first. The first vowel is a, and as you…noticed, this is basically an open mouth with a hint of a smile in it.…So, typically with an a you…have a little bit of the top teeth showing.…The next one is e, and this is a little…bit wider, and the teeth are showing in this particular phoneme.…
Now, if we go on to i, you could see it's actually…very similar to the a shape except it's kind of, without the smile.…So, it's more of an rather than an a. And if you actually mouth…
- 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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