Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the nine-o'clock pose, part of Rigging a Face in Flash Professional.
In the previous movie, we created the 3 o'clock position, or another way of describing it …is the three-quarter view; looking to the right of the monitor. …This time we are going to do the 9 o'clock, or the head turning to look at the left side, …and we want this to be really as close as we can to have a mirror image of the other. …So there's obviously a simple approach we can take to doing this pretty accurately. …So I am just going to make a new layer, put a blank keyframe here, and select the entire …stack of images for the head in the 3 o'clock position, Ctrl+C, and then in the single frame …of the 9 o'clock in the blank keyframe, Ctrl+Shift+V. Let's switch to outline so you can really see what's going on here.…
Then Modify > Transform > Flip Horizontal, and let's hide the head layer for the moment. …And as you can see, now we can position this to match precisely our reference artwork, …and that just happens to be in the right place. …If it wasn't, if you did it differently and it came out differently, you just reposition …
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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