Saturday, March 19, 2011
Pandas animation tricks #7
This series of videos is about lip sync. I have noticed that there aren't that many free resources on doing lip sync in cg and felt I could do something about that. The sad fact is that if you follow the sync examples in books they mostly don't work in cg. I am honestly not sure why that is, but in cg we have our own method. Now I will tell you I am not amazing at sync but these videos will give you an idea of what you should be shooting for and how you might go about doing sync in the first place. A big thing to remember is that reference is king. Get reference of either yourself or someone else doing the sync and use that as your base. Also in sync a good idea is try to use as few controls as possible. Using fewer controls means you have less to fight with and can concentrate on doing good sync. I really hope you guys enjoy these videos, it took me a long while to record them and then upload them. I know its been awhile since the last video but I hope this makes up for it. As always if there are any questions feel free to ask. Oh and sadly I don't have anything to show from ianimate yet. But I promise that soon I will be able to share my new shots with you guys.
EDIT: DJ Nicke has a great post on his blog on doing sync in cg. Has roughly the same idea but is has a few other tips and such that will be usefull.