Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating happy mouth dialogue shapes, part two, part of Rigging a Face in Flash Professional.
So we've got the d-mouth done, which is really nice, and that's a pretty cool shape-tweened action. …So it's time to do the next of the big frames of the dialog, and that's the ooh mouth when …they really punch it in to a little tiny O shape. And with all kinds of dialogue sounds …and effects we can get out of that. …So let's hide everything except the mouth inner, and zoom in. …So let's make a keyframe here. …Select the column and go F6. And again, we'll use the Free Transform tool to pull this in …as close as we can. And as you can see, we can get this really close.…
It's much more accurate to use this to at least do the big broad movements. …Now let's see if that works at all before I go any further. …And it is; it seems to be tweening on both sides. …That's really great. …If you find it doesn't work for you, essentially, it's a question of pushing the points around. …What I do is I have problems with this. I'll go frame by frame and find out at what point …do I move it in the break? …So for example, I'm going to pull that down and move left and right, and as you can see, …
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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