Mikdog's Mouth Sync Style?

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Smoof nickel
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Mikdog's Mouth Sync Style?

Post by Smoof nickel » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:13 am

I saw Mikdog's youtube video called, "Happy Island". I really like the way that the mouth sync in the short looks like. It looks almost as if he used less mouth shapes in the switch layers.


How do you guys think I could go about making a similar style to this?

Thanks for answering

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Re: Mikdog's Mouth Sync Style?

Post by Mozbo » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:17 am

Smoof nickel wrote:How do you guys think I could go about making a similar style to this?
Perhaps PM Mikdog directly and ask???

I think that would be more effective than any advice the rest of us could give you.
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Post by cheyne » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:19 am

I can give you some advice.

Check out a book called "The Animators Survival Kit" by Richard Williams. It is an awesome reference for animators of all levels - and for you to understand how Mikdogs approach uses less "mouths" in a switch layer (I am only guessing on his approach, don't quote me!), there is one particular section that explains animating speech. It blew my mind when I read it.

Example - the word "memory" - 3 syllables, you'd think you animate three mouth positions yeah? Williams explains for this example you can animate concentrating on 2. Essentially you animate phoenemes for "mem-ry". It's all about the timing after that for it to look legitimate and correct with your audio.

I won't explain anymore because I tend to confuse things - the book is awesome, check it out!
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Post by Mikdog » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:02 pm

Just saw this.

Less mouth shapes is correct-o. I made it so they could be inbetweened but in fact I could have used no inbetweens and got a good result.

So there's like, if I remember correctly - AH, O, TH and CLOSED/M


And the same for sad versions of those (downturned mouths)
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