Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating neutral mouth dialogue shapes, part of Rigging a Face in Flash Professional.
Let's do one more mouth shape, just to be really thorough and this will be kind of a neutral shape. …It doesn't have any particular emotional condition to it. …So, same process as before, to begin with. …Let's select the happy mouth, hold down the Alt or Option key, and drag those frames to …the right of the timeline. And let's rename the happy label to neutral. And I am going …to delete the b and the c mouths. …Let's right-click and clear those keyframes. …I am going to keep the d, the e, and the fs.…
So first, let's just work with the inner mouth, and let's go in a little close. …I will just padlock it off, grab the the corner, and just pull it down. …We don't want him to look angry, so this has to be carefully done. …I am going to temporarily move that point up so the lines don't cross over. …Let's move that. …He is looking a little bit like he might be upset. …We don't want that. …Again, pull these corners up just a little. …That's better, bland.…
And again, I like to check to make sure that we haven't accidentally merged. Ah! …
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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