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Digital Character Animation 3 by George Maestri

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Chapter Seven. Facial and Dialogue Animation

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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 alone—it’s like trying ...

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