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daniel borg
Animating 2d texture eyes in maya
on Oct 14, 2010 at 6:11:15 pm

Hi there, was wondering if anyone could help me with something i'm trying to figure out.

I have some modelled characters and im trying to figure out how to use 2d textures to animate the eyes. something very much in the style of this :

http://www.youtube.com/user/pocoyotv?blend=1&ob=4

is it just a case of using image sequences on uv maps? or is there a better way?
would appreciate any tips on the subject, cheers!


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Michael Frank
Re: Animating 2d texture eyes in maya
on Oct 25, 2010 at 4:23:30 pm

Hahah wow I love the way those look. I think it depends on which character you're referring to. The main guy at the beginning only has a few eye shapes. As I kept watching, the duck character seems to be more complex with more geometry and real eye direction.

Animating UV placement might be a good way to get the eyes to actually move around a little bit. But for the ones where the eyes are simple shapes, doing set driven key on an image sequence seems like the way to go.

Mike Frank
Cave House Studios


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