Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Facial Animation and Default Poses
This is something I mentioned just recently in the workshop:
When there is silence or a pause between sentences (or whatever the audio is) for your character, you don't have to put the facial features back to their default position. It's okay to keep the mouth open, it doesn't have to close every time the character is not saying anything.
And if you want a real life reference clip for the weirdness of going back to default, check out the clip on Gizmodo of Al Franken questioning Guy L. "Bud" Tribble (that guy must be a Star Trek fan!). Watch how Mr. Tribble drifts into a weird default face at 2:28, which is at the very, but for the full effect, start it at 1:21. :)