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Animate face
show user profile  Stianbl

Working on a school project here now, and I'v got a problem.

Never done any facial expressions before, and I have to ask for some help on how to animate the face. Any help would be apreaciated! =)

Thanks in advance!

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3/20/2009 3:57:57 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 3:57:57 PM)
show user profile  Cylon
Morph Targets / Google
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3/20/2009 4:05:14 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 4:05:14 PM)
show user profile  Stianbl
Thanks :) Will google it :)

Didnt know what to search for, as I'v never done anything like that before.

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3/20/2009 4:23:01 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 4:23:01 PM)
show user profile  Cylon
you just bacically clone your head as many times as you want, re sculpt it to the facial expresssion you want, and apply them as morph targets.
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3/20/2009 4:53:23 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 4:53:23 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
shouldn't neglect to mention that if you add or subtract or in any way diddle (other than move/ scale or rotate) the mesh the morph targets will not work
they rely entirely on moving the same verts to a new position

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3/20/2009 5:12:44 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 5:12:44 PM)
show user profile  Cylon
Good point !
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3/20/2009 5:18:24 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 5:18:24 PM)
show user profile  Stianbl
Thanks for the information :)
I cant say I like anomation too much.. :P I love to modell and texture/light the scene and stuff, but whenever I try some animation it messes up :P

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3/20/2009 6:52:33 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 6:52:33 PM)
show user profile  Dejitarujin
Personally, I'm a bone facial rig kinda guy, which is also worth looking into. Both have pros and cons.
Specialty: Non-organic modelling and effects.
Setup: 3D Studio 2010 with finalRender.
Rig: No, no I can't.
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3/20/2009 8:24:30 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 8:24:30 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
Check out the facial animation sample application that ships with the Ogre 3D open source graphics engine. Not exactly max specific, but it'll help you gain an understanding of what is required.
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3/21/2009 3:06:38 AM (last edit: 3/21/2009 3:09:08 AM)
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