Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 1, 2012
Duration
4h 10m
Description

In this set of CINEMA 4D tutorials, we will learn how to set up a face for animation in CINEMA 4D. Throughout the tutorial, we'll focus on providing animators with the control they need to create believable expressions with a control rig that computes quickly. We'll also creatively explore several techniques and tools that can be used to create natural deformations. Step by step, we'll make a facial rig that is robust and animator-friendly. We'll learn everything from how to set up pose morphs to learning a technique that simulates fleshy eyes. We'll learn how to pin objects to a deforming surface, how to set up Priorities for the rig to evaluate properly, and we'll also become familiar several of CINEMA 4D's rigging tools. By the end of this tutorial, you'll have the knowledge you need to create facial rigs that produce natural and entertaining expressions. Software required: CINEMA 4D R13.

About the author
About the author

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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Delano and I'd like to welcome you to Facial Rigging in Cinema 4D. Now rigging of face can be intimidating and complex. This course was designed to remove those fears and instead make the process fun and educational. Throughout this course we'll focus on providing animators with the control they need to create believable expressions. We'll also creatively explore several techniques and tools that can be used to create natural deformations and step by step we're just going to go through and make a facial rig that is robust and animator friendly. We'll learn everything from how to set up morph targets to learning a technique that simulates fleshy eyes. We'll learn how to pin objects to a deforming surface how to set up priorities for the rig to evaluate properly. We'll also become familiar with several of Cinema 4D's rigging tools. By the end of this course you'll have the knowledge you need to create facial rigs that produce natural and entertaining expressions. And with that, we'll begin.