Video Training: How to Make a Head Turn with Actions PART 2

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Video Training: How to Make a Head Turn with Actions PART 2

Post by DarthFurby » Thu May 10, 2007 12:14 pm

This tutorial is two hours long. I don't know what came over me. I must really like to hear myself talk. The file size is 60mb in .mp4 format at 640x480. You can get it here(right click "save as"):

http://darthfurby.com/tutorials/as/headturn2.mp4

Or download it in 2 parts(30mb each):

http://darthfurby.com/tutorials/as/headturn2a.mp4
http://darthfurby.com/tutorials/as/headturn2b.mp4

Part 2 of "How to Make a Head Turn with Actions" is about building the 2d vector model from scratch. We are building this character::

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To create this animation:

http://darthfurby.com/sideview.html

Project files for this tutorial:

http://darthfurby.com/headturnpart02LessonFiles.zip

The model is specifically built for vector morphing and Flash export. For those of you just starting out with Anime Studio Pro this should be a nice introduction to the basics of model building. Eventually I'll post a higher quality 1024x768 version.

Part 3 should MUCH shorter(I hope) and will be the last and final part of the headturn actions tutorial. We will finally create our first 2 actions, and complete the final animation.

If you missed Part 1, you can check it out here:

viewtopic.php?t=8301

Or watch Part 3 here:

viewtopic.php?t=8867

I had to cut out some opening and closing commentary in order to save a few megabytes, but all the guts of the tutorial is here. Hope everyone enjoys!
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Post by Genete » Thu May 10, 2007 1:42 pm

Congratulations in advance DarthFurby!!
I'm so excited to watch the video tutorial as soon as I can.
Thanks for share!!!!!
I'll post my comments after I digest this two hours of learning....

Cheers!
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Post by Patmals » Fri May 11, 2007 8:21 am

Thank you once again Darth F, i am downloading now!
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Post by AmigaMan » Fri May 11, 2007 9:09 am

Another fantastic tutorial! I've only 'skimmed' through it as it was late when I downloaded it last night. It seems loaded with info and I can't wait to view it properly.

Thanks :D
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Post by DarthFurby » Fri May 11, 2007 11:48 am

I was so focused on building the model and explaining stuff that I forgot to keep track of time, so I hope the length isn't too off putting. By the time I was done I thought only 1 hour had gone by. With 2 hours you could've watched Spiderman 3 instead. Genete, Patmals, AmigaMan you each deserve a special award for surviving my sadistic model building video.

And for the rest of you who haven't seen it yet, it's like getting slapped in the face with a rubber chicken by your grandma.

Thanks!
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Post by Touched » Fri May 11, 2007 12:26 pm

I will be viewing it while I still have a little free time. I'm eternally ravenous for whatever tips I can devour. The more knowledge we have of different techniques, the more ways we can conceive of to solve any particular task.
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Post by Patmals » Fri May 11, 2007 12:54 pm

DarthFurby wrote:IGenete, Patmals, AmigaMan you each deserve a special award for surviving my sadistic model building video.

And for the rest of you who haven't seen it yet, it's like getting slapped in the face with a rubber chicken by your grandma.

Thanks!
We thank you! I cannot wait to view it (my connection is slow now... used up the bandwith so its capped now..)

Thanks again and look forward to the final part!
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Post by funksmaname » Wed May 30, 2007 6:11 pm

:shock: << it was actually quite hypnotic... i managed to sit through the whole thing (although admitadly i was just listening while doing some work on some of it to let you get on with what you were doing...) - you never know when something said will make a big difference to future workflow.

The equal point technique you shared makes perfect sense, and is deffinately something i never thought about before.

Again thanks for taking the time :)
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Post by phastraq » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:38 pm

Just wondering when are we getting the final part of this tutorial?
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Post by DarthFurby » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:53 pm

Hi phastraq. Better late than never:

viewtopic.php?t=8867
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Post by DarthFurby » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:09 pm

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Post by Genete » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:10 pm

I'm watching your second part of the tutorial and have a part of comments:
1) Wow! thanks!
2) Regarding to the white of the eyes: You don't want it around the edge of the eye so you create two shapes that overlaps the surrounding part of the white and cover it to hide it. To do that you move the points of the skin tone shapes to be in the middle of the strokes of the eyelids. I have not seen the third part yet but I think it would be more economical that you do that with the eye white instead of add two other shapes that you should move in each action. Isn't it?
3) Ehen create the second eye based on first you spend some time to adjust points to the symmetrical eye... Why don't you perform a vertical mirror to the just copied points and adjust them with less movements?


Still watching. It is amazing.
Thanks
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Post by dlangdev » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:33 pm

very nice.


pardon me for asking this question...

what screen casting program do you use to record your tutorials.

i'm planning on doing the same thing too.
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