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Gabi Bucataru
eye blink
on Aug 15, 2013 at 3:09:47 am

Hi Gang!

So I have this eye in illustrator for a logo, and I would like it to blink once:



I have each element in its own Illustrator layer - the black outlines as paths, and the yellow part and iris as individual shapes.
I am curious to know how you would approach this in AE.

Thanks!
Gabi


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: eye blink
on Aug 15, 2013 at 9:58:54 am

As usual with AE there are few options:
the most complex and elegant I can think of is to split the line elements as well and have separate layers for the top and bottom outline. The fill, iris and eye front outline can be precomped and a mask can be animated to erase them as the lid closes ( the top and bottom outlines animate).
Then use Duik ( http://duduf.net/?page_id=151 )applied to Puppet tool pins (3 on each line) to animate the top and bottom lines to close and open.

Other option would be to just use Puppet Tool on the top and bottom outlines or distort them using Mesh Warp.

Third option is to animate shapes or masks in AE.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Gabi Bucataru
Re: eye blink
on Aug 15, 2013 at 6:44:18 pm

Brilliant, Ted!

Many thanks!!! Yes - I am familiar with DUIK's tools. I mainly used them for inverse kinematics (walking, etc.) but never for other stuff.
Should be exciting.

Here's the result (only one blink at the beginning of the vid):



Thanks again - much obliged!

Gabi.


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: eye blink
on Aug 15, 2013 at 7:09:15 pm

Looks good!

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Gabi Bucataru
Re: eye blink
on Aug 15, 2013 at 7:12:19 pm

Multumesc mult :-)

g


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