Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Establishing the directions, part of Rigging a Face in Flash Professional.
We are finally ready to begin, so let's open the Exercise Files folder and look at the …01_01_character image. Let's click on that. …So the way we are going to approach the figure is to break he down into a series of directions …that we will rig, and the one to begin with, on the far left, is what I call the A pose. …And the reason why I don't call these profile, three-quarter side view, is because they don't …stack in a logical way in the Library panel. …If you name your different directions after letters, for example, it's much easier to keep …control and to be able to find which direction is where. You will very quickly become comfortable …with knowing that the A pose is the straight-out portrait view, and the B pose would be …at the three-quarter direction, C is profile, and so forth.…
F, G, H are little more than flips of B, C, and D and of course right now we are just …focusing on the head. …The same principle is applied to the head as to the body. …So let's proceed from here and take a look at the Flash file. …
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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