For those wanting to mimic stop-motion techniques, replacement animation can help significantly. Learn how to put replacement mouths on a slider.
- Hi, I'm George Maestri. … Today we'll look at replacement animation in Maya. … Now this is an effect you've probably seen … in shows like Robot Chicken, or maybe the Lego movie, … and it's where the mouse swap out, … rather than fully animate. … And it's a great stop motion effect, … and it's good for a lot of different projects. … So, let's take a look at how this works. … I'm going to zoom in. … I've got my robot here. … I'm going to go ahead and hide this helmet. … And if we open up the outliner, … you'll see how this is all built here. … So, I've got this mouth control, … which basically will animate left and right along X, … and that will swap out the mouse … and the mouse themselves are grouped and then grouped again. … So each piece of geometry is under its own individual group. … So, mouth one is under group one and so on. … So, I'm going to go ahead and select all of these … and shift + H to unhide them. … So, now I have this whole mess of mouse … and I'm going to just move them off to the side …
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