Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating happy mouth dialogue shapes, part one, part of Rigging a Face in Flash Professional.
Before we start doing the dialog mouth shapes, just have a quick overview of why we are using …these particular shapes and where they came from. …If you've watched Disney movies and feature animated films, then you know that there's …all kinds of amazing mouth shapes that can be done to create dialog. …In Flash of course we are not doing it in that style; we are trying to tween between …different shapes, …so there are compromises that we can make. But there is also a more simplified way of …doing dialog and that's the kind of TV style that you would have seen in the '60s, the Fred …Flintstone or Scooby Doo style, and this usually involves six static mouth shapes, going from …closed to what you see here as the D mouth to the ooh mouth on the far right.…
And you can make any kind of dialog you want with these six shapes, believe it or not. …So what we'll do in Flash is we are going to take this basic style and really develop …on it and expand on it. …We are going to be able to blend our tween between any of these six shapes, and that gives …
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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