Chapter Seven. Facial and Dialogue Animation

Seven Facial and Dialogue Animation

Animating the face is one of the most challenging and rewarding tasks you will encounter as an animator. It requires a good knowledge of facial anatomy as well as a strong understanding of how mood affects facial expression. Facial animation is also intimately involved with animating dialogue.

Dialogue animation is always depicted as one of the more difficult skills to master, but while it is difficult, having a voice for your character can also be very helpful to the animation process. Try communicating the same information contained within a line of dialogue with body postures aloneit's like trying to ask for the restroom in a country where you don't know the language.

Dialogue communicates volumes of information to the audience. It also gives the animator a lot to use when creating a scene. The dialogue has an emotional content and tone of voice as well as a distinct rhythm that the animator can use for timing. After analyzing the dialogue track, the animator should know exactly which parts of the dialogue to emphasize during the scene. Dialogue animation also requires a good eye and a thorough knowledge of acting and emotion.

Digital Character Animation 3
Digital Character Animation 3 (No. 3)
ISBN: 0321376005
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 84 © 2008-2020.
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