This tutorial will cover the process of animating a face in Maya. We will build the animation step by step, covering time-saving and proficient techniques like smart blocking, using a checklist, how to work with reference and checking for arcs. We will even cover what to do when we encounter issues where an expression that was not anticipated calls for the control rig to be revised. By the end of this tutorial, you we will be equipped with the knowledge you need to build your own facial animations that are convincing and entertaining. Software required: Maya 2012 and up.
Delano works avidly as an animation author at Pluralsight. Starting his career at animation studios like Shilo, Delano has developed a strong passion for his talents. His animation and rigging background help him teach and create some of the most-watched training on Pluralsight.
Introduction and Project Overview [Autogenerated] Hi, my name is Delano, and I'll be guiding you through the process of animating face Maya. Official animation is challenging. We are required to take an inanimate face, inflate something that convinces an audience that this character is alive just like them. And this course we will remove the intimidation facial animation sometimes because covering tips that will help you gain mastery over this guilt. We'll build the animation step by step, covering time saving and proficient techniques like smart blocking. Using the checklist howto work with reference. Checking for arcs will even cover what to do when you encounter issues where an expression that wasn't anticipated calls for the control rig to be revised. We have a lot in store for you. By the end of this course, you'll be equipped with the knowledge to build your own facial animations that are convincing and entertaining. So let's get started