Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating mad or sad mouth dialogue shapes, part of Rigging a Face in Flash Professional.
Now that we've done the happy mouth, let's move on and do the angry sad mouth. …So let's click inside until we get into the mouth symbol. …And what I want to do is add more frames to the timeline, …so let's switch the Workspace layer to something a little more user-friendly. …I'll go to Window > Workspace > rigging face, and that's our horizontal layer. Or you can …manually move your shapes around if you want, but that's quicker for me. …I'm now going to select that little reference layer and get rid of that, to save some room. …We don't need that anymore. …So the next thing to do is to select all the frames on the timeline, hold down Alt or Option …and drag so we copy them.…
Now we have us an identical duplicate over here. …Click on the happy emotions label, and let's just rename that mad/sad. …These mouth shapes will actually work for both of these states. …And then the next thing to do, I think we should probably--it's good procedure to …clear keyframes for the b-mouth and the c-mouth and for the e-mouth, and let's just work with …
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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