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How to Cheat in Maya 2012 by Eric Luhta

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Facial Animation

What’s his motivation? The face is a huge part of conveying this clearly and convincingly through a performance.

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ANIMATING A CHARACTER’S face is one of the most interesting and enjoyable parts of the animation process. We can convey much with the body poses, but this is the really good stuff: the detail that literally breathes life into our characters. The drama and emotion that the face contains really makes us look inside ourselves and seek to understand and identify with a character. If animating the body makes us entertainers, then animating the face makes us actors.

Facial animation could fill many volumes on its own, ...

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