Animating Facial Features and Expressions
Bill Fleming, Darris DobbsISBN: 1886801819;
Creating realistic animated characters and creatures is a major challenge for computer artists, but getting the facial features and expressions right is probably the most difficult aspect. In this one-of-a-kind book, readers will find an in-depth resource to guide them through the entire process from the history of facial animation and anatomical structures, to expressing emotions and speech visually. An indispensable tool for animators of all levels. It features comprehensive character studies showing detailed examples of 38 human and cartoon facial expressions through timing charts and side-by-side comparisons. It also includes detailed instruction on how to recreate these expressions using weighted morph targets, providing the actual target percentages to achieve the expressions. A reference guide shows you how the weighted morph targets should appear so you are guaranteed perfect facial expression morphs. On the CD are front and side templates of each expression so you...
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