Animating blinks


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Animating blinks

Up until this point, we've been animating mostly the body of the character. Let's go ahead and look at some facial animation. We're going to start with one of the simplest tasks you can do in facial animation, and that's the blink. Now, blinks shouldn't be dismissed; they actually can give a lot of information about the character. The rate that the character blinks will determine his mood. A blink can also draw the audience's attention to the eyes. So if you have a change in eye direction or something like that, a blink can signal to the audience, hey, look at the eyes because something is going to change.

Blinks also let the audience know that the character is alive. If a character stands in a scene for a long period of time without a blink, it'll appear like a doll, and it won't appear like it's alive. So blinks have a lot of different uses. So let's go ahead and just do some very simple blinks. I have my full character up here. The actual scene is...

Animating blinks
Video duration: 7m 56s 6h 6m Intermediate

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Animating blinks provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Character Animation: Maya

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3D + Animation
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Maya
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