Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating the eye blink, part of Rigging a Face in Flash Professional.
Nothing looks weirder than somebody who doesn't blink, …so it's time that we gave this guy a blink to do. …So let's go and start again. …I like to favor the right side. …You can pick one or the other, but again, whatever you do, be consistent. …So my approach is do the right side first, then repurpose it to the left side, and that …way know what your primary approach is going to be every time. …So in this case let's go onto the right time, and we need to make some simple placeholder symbol--…for now, something very similar to the eyeball itself. …So let's just click on that. …Ctrl+C to copy, paste in place here, and let's hit F8 to make this into its own symbol, because …obviously, we don't want the animation to happen on this external timeline.…
So let's put the pivot point to that side. …I am going to call it eye right lid. …You can call it blink, but I like to call it by what it is. …It's a lid that blinks. …So this makes more sense to me. Click there. …Let's fix the pivot. …So Free Transform tool with Snap on Snap to Objects, and let's put that there. …
AuthorDermot O' Connor
- Setting up layers for the head
- Animating blinks
- Fine-tuning expressions
- Fixing layering issues
- Adding expressions to the animation
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating the Front View
2. Mouth and Dialogue
Building unique mouth shapes12m 10s
3. Facial Acting
4. Rotating the Head
5. Creating a Head Turn-Around
6. Fine-Tuning and Animating
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