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Maneesh MalhotraMotion Comic Technique
by on Apr 26, 2013 at 2:40:51 pm

Hi guys I am just looking for the easiest technique for achieving the face movement at 1:39 of this video






The eyes and blinking I can understand but the faceturn seems to me like the puppet tool. What do you think?

Maneesh Malhotra
Editor & motion designer


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Joseph W. BourkeRe: Motion Comic Technique
by on Apr 26, 2013 at 5:06:42 pm

My guess would be that it's done in 3D, but there's also the ability to do this in a program such as Crazy Talk Animator:

http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/Animator/animator_buzzing.aspx

As a matter of fact, even the styles of the examples look quite a bit like your example. What you do in CTAnimator is take a still of your character, map the facial points, and then you have the ability to do facial motion and lip syncing by just adding the voice track. Crazy Talk does all the heavy lifting. It will even add the blinking and facial gestures for you, or let you customize them.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Maneesh MalhotraRe: Motion Comic Technique
by on May 1, 2013 at 2:32:49 pm

Thank you very much for that Joseph. Crazy Talk Animator is exactly what I needed.

Maneesh Malhotra
Editor & motion designer


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Joseph W. BourkeRe: Motion Comic Technique
by on May 2, 2013 at 2:25:27 am

I'm glad to hear it worked out. You'll find that Crazy Talk Animator will do things which would take you weeks to do with keyframes and the puppet tool. Plus, if you've go any Photoshop skills, you can do custom eyes and mouths, which you can then import into Crazy Talk, to give you non-standard looks.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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