Animating a head turn


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Animating a head turn

Another common task that you'll be faced with is turning your character's head. Now, head turns are not as simple as they seem on the surface. Let me show you some of the basics and some of the mechanics of a head turn. Well, the first thing we need to do is we need to turn our character's head in one direction and then turn it in another. So let's go ahead and select our character's head control and let's rotate this head--let's say a few degrees. In fact, let's go -20 degrees to the right.

And I am going to go ahead and set a keyframe there. And let's go ahead and set another one at frame 10. We're going to start this at frame 10, and then we're going to rotate him the other direction. So if I am doing negative -20 in Y, let's do +20 in Y. So let's just turn him from one side to the other. Now, this seems like it's simple; you just rotate the head. But when we actually play this back, you'll notice that the head really doesn'...

Animating a head turn
Video duration: 4m 35s 6h 6m Intermediate

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Animating a head turn 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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