In Part 3, Dave Legion shows how to set up custom sliders to control your puppet’s facial expressions. He walks you through the whole set up and demonstrates how to create slider controls to facilitate facial animation in After Effects.
Part 1: Displacement Maps For Use With FreeForm https://vimeo.com/78495246
Part 2: Create A Facial Rig For Your Puppet https://vimeo.com/78496022
Part 3: Control Facial Expressions with Custom Sliders https://vimeo.com/78496045
Part 4: Set up the lip syncing for your puppet using Mamoworld’s Auto Lip-Sync https://vimeo.com/78496080
Part 5: Create a Working Jaw Using AE 3D Layers https://vimeo.com/78530799
Part 6: Create a Swinging Head of Hair https://vimeo.com/78538199
Part 7: Create Simple Controllers for the Head and Eyes https://vimeo.com/78593912
Part 8: Switch Out Existing Voice Over With Auto Lip Sync https://vimeo.com/78593953
Mettle`s FreeForm plug-in for After Effects is a key component of Dave`s character animation. It streamlines the workflow in AE, and lets you control your character more like a puppet. A key feature is the ability to rotate your character`s head 180 degrees in 3D space.
Dave Legion put together this tutorial series because of all the positive feedback and inquiries from “A Story of Hope”: http://vimeo.com/76355324 – an animation that he and the amazing folks at Funky Medics put together for the FH Foundation. It was all done in Adobe After Effects using Mettle’s FreeForm + MamoWorld’s Lip Sync. Great animation and a great cause. Dave wants to send out a big thanks and shout out to Daniel Gies, whose work and tutorials inspired and helped him tremendously.
Mettle would also like to thank Dave for using our FreeForm plug-in, and for creating such inspirational work!.
Dave Legion is an award-winning music video director from the UK.
Find out more about FreeForm: http://www.mettle.com/freeform-v2/
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