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Post A music video animation
Hey guys, I recently completed this animation in my spare time. It's a music video of Tegan and Sara performing their song Divided.

I meant it as a lip-synch and subtle motions exercise, so I hope you guys like it.

I know I messed up a couple of lipsyncs here and there, and there were some rendering issues with the rig, but oh well...

http://vimeo.com/50214045

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Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:19 pm
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Post Re: A music video animation
Like the way you animate the way she plays the guitar. Nice. :)


Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:18 am
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Post Re: A music video animation
Thanks! Had some issues with the strumming because there was some Maya 2011 glitch with the audio/video not syncing properly. Forced my way through that one hahaha!

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Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:36 pm
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Post Re: A music video animation
Hi Droo,
Really nice work, I like it alot.

One thing i feel should improve is the mouth shapes.
This is a blendshape issue, but i feel its very very important to sell the performance of the character.

The lips should pucker and crease realisticly. Everytime they sing i stare at thier lips, and the lips feel unatural.

Also, thier eyes should have more depth to sell the emotion.

I know you are just focusing on the animation, but at this closeup, we have to make sure this little details are taken care of, especially the lip and facial shapes, which sell the characters performance. Even if your animation is really good, the character wll still feel dead and lifeless if the facial shapes are not done correctly. Especially at this closeup.

Yup, just wanted to write this out to remind myself as well.

Ok good luck!

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Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:40 am
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Post Re: A music video animation
Thanks, Aaron!

I can sorta gather what you're saying about the lips, but yeah it's an issue I can't really touch cos it's not my rig. I guess I could try to play with the pucker controls a bit more next time though.

However, I'm really not sure what you mean by more depth in the eyes. Do you mean more life and movement? I know I kinda messed up the eye darts a bit... is that what you meant?

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Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:56 am
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Post Re: A music video animation
Really sorry for the late reply Droo.

I think the eye animation can be better, some times the eyes dart in strange ways?

Anyway, here's a good student animation with great lip sync and facial animation, check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwhsMat6wow

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