Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Clock rotation demonstration, part of Rigging a Face in Flash Professional.
In this chapter, I'll demonstrate a technique for really loosening up the head…of the character, because the last thing you really want is to have them in the…same static direction over and over again.…So you'll find yourself tilting their head up, tilting it down, moving it left,…a little bit right, and making it very tedious.…So why not put all the tedium and all the strain in one place, and then you'll…be able to get it over with.…So what we're going to do is to create a comp or a symbol that contains all…of the angles and directions you'll need in one place, and then you'd be…able to play with it.…
Now to demonstrate that, I use what I call the clock system, and that is…starting from the A pose which is looking directly out at the viewer, we have…the head tilted up into the 12 o'clock position over to the 1 o'clock, 2, 3, and…so forth, all the way through.…Let's take a look what that looks like.…Now when you look at this, you're looking at it in place.…You can see, okay, it's not 3D, and this is of course a tutorial, so this has…
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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