Stop Staring : Facial Modeling and Animation Done Right
The de facto official source on facial animation-now updated! If you want to do character facial modeling and animation at the high levels achieved in today's films and games, Stop Staring: Facial Modeling and Animation Done Right, Third Edition , is for you. While thoroughly covering the basics such as squash and stretch, lip syncs, and much more, this new edition has been thoroughly updated to capture the very newest professional design techniques, as well as changes in software, including using Python to automate tasks. Shows you how to create facial animation for movies, games, and more Provides in-depth techniques and tips for everyone from students and beginners to high-level professional animators and directors currently in the field Features the author's valuable insights from his own extensive experience in the field Covers the basics such as squash and stretch, color and shading, and lip syncs, as well as how to automate processes using Python Breathe life into your creations with this important book, considered by many studio 3D artists to be the quintessential reference on facial animation.
Introduction xv Part I Getting to Know the Face 1 Chapter 1 Learning the Basics of Lip Sync 3 The Essentials of Lip Sync 4 Speech Cycles 6 Starting with What's Most Important: Visemes 8 The Simplest Lip Sync 15 Chapter 2 What the Eyes and Brows Tell Us 21 The Two Major Brow Movements 22 The Upper Lids' Effect on Expression 24 The Lower Lids' Effect on Expression 26 Eyelines: Perception vs. Reality 28 Distraction Is the Enemy of Performance 30 Chapter 3 Facial Landmarking 31 Introduction to Landmarking 32 Landmarking Mouth Creases 35 Landmarking Brow Creases 39 Landmarking the Tilt of the Head 42 Part I I Animating and Modeling the Mouth 45 Chapter 4 Visemes and Lip Sync Technique 47 Sync: Wide/Narrow Grows Up 48 The Best Order of Sync Operations 56 Sync Example 1: "What am I sayin' in here?" 63 Sync Example 2: "Was it boys?" 69 Chapter 5 Constructing a Mouth and Nose 75 The Best Edge Flow 76 The Big Picture 78 Building the Lips 78 Building the Surrounding Mouth Area 81 Building the Nose 84 Continuing Toward the Jaw and Cheek 87 Building Teeth 88 Building the Tongue 92 The Mouth Wall 95 Chapter 6 Mouth Keys 97 Order of Operations 98 Preparing to Build a Key Set 99 Default Shapes, Additive Shapes, and Tapering 100 Building the Shapes 114 Part I I I Animating and Modeling the E yes and Brows 145 Chapter 7 Building Emotion: The Basics of the Eyes 147 Building an Upper Face for Practice 148 Using "Box Head" 158 Rules of the Game 159 Example Animations 164 Continuing and Practicing 177 Chapter 8 Constructing Eyes and Brows 179 Building Eyeballs 180 Building the Eye Sockets 183 Building the Brow and Forehead 189 Chapter 9 Eye and Brow Keys 197 Brow Shapes and Texture Maps 198 Building Realistic Brow Shapes 207 Tying Up Loose Ends 226 Part IV Bringing It Together 229 Chapter 10 Connecting the Features 231 Building the Ear 232 Assembling the Head Pieces 237 Chapter 11 Skeletal Setup, Weighting, and Rigging 245 Skeleton 246 Eyelid Rigs 254 Extra Eye Fun 265 Sticky Lips 270 Chapter 12 Interfaces for Your Faces 281 The Two Big Problems of Facial Control 282 Buffer Networks 283 Sliders 291 Skeletal Control 301 Layered Controls 304 Corrective, Contextual, XYZ, Half, and Dominant Shapes 308 Just Interface Me 319 Chapter 13 Squash, Stretch, and Secondaries 321 Local Rigs 322 Global Rigs 326 The "Real" Character Has No Rig! 330 Not Using Wraps Changes a Few Things 331 Tutorial: Rigging Squoosh 332 Gotchas 339 Secondaries 341 Chapter 14 A Shot in Production 347 Scene 1: Bartender 348 Scene 2: Lack of Dialogue 353 Scene 3: Dunce Cap 363 Scene 4: Salty Old Sea Captain 367 Scene 5: Pink or Blue? 370 Scene 6: Great Life 379 That's All, Folks! 381 Index 383