Part 3 & 4: Character Animation in After Effects by Dave Legion
In Part 3, you will learn how to set up custom sliders to control your puppet’s facial expressions. Dave walks you through the whole set up, step-by-step. In Part 4, you will learn how to set up the lip syncing for your puppet using Mamoworld’s Auto Lip-Sync solution. Dave will also share some interesting tricks and techniques along the way.
Mamoworld’s Lip-Sync Features:
- Automatic Animation: Fully automatic movement of the mouth – no need for keyframes
- Step by Step Wizard: The step by step wizard guides you though the process.
- Mouth Interior Animation: Optional animation of teeth and tongue – fully automatic and easy to adjust.
- Fine Tuning: Easy and quick fine-tuning on top of the automatic animation. Control with convenient slider controls how wide the mouth opens and how it deforms, adjust the shape of the opened or closed mouth and set markers at points where you feel the mouth should have more of an O-shape.
“A Story of Hope”, where Dave created the Hope character.
Watch the tutorial Series:
Part 1: Displacement Maps For Use With FreeForm
Part 2: Create A Facial Rig For Your Puppet
Part 3: Control Facial Expressions with Custom Sliders
Part 4: Set up the lip syncing for your puppet using Mamoworld’s Auto Lip-Sync
Part 5: Create a Working Jaw Using AE 3D Layers
Part 6: Create a Swinging Head of Hair
Part 7: Create Simple Controllers for the Head and Eyes
Part 8: Switch Out Existing Voice Over With Auto Lip Sync
Dave Legion is an award-winning animator in the UK.
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