Animating Facial Features & Expressions
up to date with today?s tools and techniques. Written to teach 3D artists, designers, and animators how to add realism to their character?s expressions, this is a one-of-a-kind reference you?ll want to add to your collection. The book begins by teaching you about the anatomy of the human head, facial features, and facial muscles. From there it teaches you how to recreate the human face and muscle structure in 3D and then how to make it move in realistic, believable fashion. The book is filled with detailed instruction for lyp synching and creating visual expressions for speech and sound under a variety of conditions (sad, happy, stuttering, etc.). It provides visual reference charts of morph targets for weighted human expressions, typical human phonemes, cartoon expressions, facial expressions, and just-for-fun cartoon expressions. In this edition there are also two new chapters that teach you how to use 3ds Max and Maya for animating facial expressions. All of these techniques can also be applied to your own aliens, animals, creatures, and other animated creations. If you want your characters to have truly realistic facial expressions, you?ll learn everything you need to know in this indispensable resource.
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3ds Max answer expression audio blend shape Brows Angry Brows Middle cartoon character Chapter 3 folder character's cheekbone cheeks chin companion CD-ROM dialogue Distinguishing Features Brows Distinguishing Features Ears emotion example Expressions created Eye Left Eye Right eyebrows facial animation facial expressions facial features facial muscles Features The mouth frontalis muscle GROUP MORPH TARGET head model human head infraorbital margin Jaw Closed jaw is closed Laughter levator labii superioris Linked XForm lip synching lower lip lower teeth Maya mesh MORPH TARGET GROUP MORPH TARGET PERCENTAGE mouth is closed mouth is opened move movement movie file nasal bone nose orbicularis orbicularis oculi muscle placement Plosive pose question expression relaxed segmented morphing shown in Figure skull slider slightly Spline superciliary arch supraorbital margin TARGET GROUP MORPH TARGET PERCENTAGE Brows template temporal ridge tissue tongue triangularis muscle upper lip vertices visual phonemes Vowel weighted morph targets Whiskers zygomatic bone zygomaticus major muscle