In this CINEMA 4D tutorial, we will learn to create fast and flexible lip sync rigs for CINEMA 4D. We will go over some techniques to speed up your rigging and animation workflow and create a semi-automatic lip sync performance within minutes. We will rig all the different parts of the face in preparation for lip syncing, as well as get a good introduction to the Pose Morph tag. Because of the automated lip sync, you will stay flexible and agile with any changes that you receive from clients. Software required: CINEMA 4D R14.
Introduction and Project Overview Hi there. My name is Can Erduman and I'm a character artist living in Mainz, Germany. My clients vary from big international companies, like Pixomondo, to smaller local ones in the area around Frankfurt and Mainz. As a character artist, you have to be fast an effective, while remaining flexible to the client's changes. This can be extremely tricky sometimes, especially with the lip sync performance. That's why I put up this course, because I would like to go face to face with you and show you some rigging solutions and animation skills I acquired over the years. In the first step of this tutorial, you build up the face, do some rigging, and prepare it for animation. Later on, you will animate the scene. And once you know how to get around, I will show you some tricks and expressions to help you automate the lip sync process. As always, my goal is to keep the lessons short and entertaining, because after all, I want you to have fun learning new interesting stuff.