In this Maya tutorial, we will learn about a wide variety of useful tools and techniques for rigging a human face. Throughout the tutorial we will focus on providing animators with the control they need to create natural expressions with a control rig that computes fast. We will also creatively explore several techniques and tools that can be used to create realistic deformations. Step by step, we will construct a facial control system that is robust and animator-friendly. We will learn everything from how to create a reverse-jaw rig, rigging with curves for flexibility, how to create sticky controls, fleshy eyes, and we will also cover how to set up preset expressions for fast animation. Software required: Maya 2011 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, um Delano and I'd like to welcome you to this course, which covers tools and techniques for rigging the human face. In Maya, rigging can be intimidating, especially when it comes to setting up something as complex as the face. This course was created to remove those fears and instead make this process a fun and educational throughout. The course will focus on providing the animator with the control they need to create natural expressions with a controlled rate that computes fast. We'll also creatively. It's floor several techniques that can be used to create realistic defamation. Sze, step by step, world constructed facial system that is robust and animated friendly, will learn everything from how to create a reverse draw rate, bringing with curves for flexibility. How to create sticking controls, fleshy eyes. And we'll also cover how to set up a preset expressions for fast animation. By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge you need to create their own facial rigs that produce natural and entertaining expressions. With that, let's say we go ahead and get started