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Infinity3d4life
06-18-2003, 01:06 AM
I'm trying to get my character to go through a range of expressions.. The problem is that when i have him do them the expressions run over each other.. Is there away to keyframe these endomorphs?

Tottebias
06-18-2003, 01:36 AM
YEah you can key them.

wgreenlee1
06-18-2003, 01:37 AM
Did you add the Morph Mixer plug in Layout?

Once you add that.....all kinds of keying can be possible...:thumbsup:

Infinity3d4life
06-18-2003, 02:00 AM
Yeh. I added it, and i see the little key icons next to my morph targets, but i can't click on them.. They are unclickable.. it there something i'm doing wrong??

Mike RB
06-18-2003, 02:14 AM
turn on auto key, and move the slider, if you hold alt and crtl when you move it it keys all of them

Mike

Shade01
06-18-2003, 02:27 AM
make sure you are keyframing a beginning and an end to the expressions or they will 'drift' from one to another. Is this what is happening to you?

Infinity3d4life
06-18-2003, 02:32 AM
Thats it shade01.. i keep getting the drifting thing... I will try out what you guys suggested.. Thanks

Shade01
06-18-2003, 02:47 AM
If it's the drifting thing, you need to set an end keyframe for each particular expression, instead of keying from one expression into another. So if you want a character to go from sad to angry, you'd key it like: frame 0--->15(sad expression) frame 16 (Neutral position) frame 17--->30 Angry. Of course you can play with the timing all day long, but that's what you should do to keep your morphs from drifting into each other.

Infinity3d4life
06-18-2003, 02:59 AM
:thumbsup:

kretin
06-18-2003, 03:08 AM
Make sure you adjust the curves in Graph Editor when you're done with the main pass too. Unless it's for a specific effect you don't want the curves going under 0% or over 100%...

webfox
06-18-2003, 03:26 AM
Celshade said what I was going to say. Lip syncing isn't just hitting the beginning of the sound, but also releasing at the end of the sound, too.

Also, be sure you aren't spelling words out, but instead using phonemes.

Check out this tutorial. It's very good. (http://www.comet-cartoons.com/toons/3ddocs/lipsync/lipsync.html)

Oh, and this one can't be beat, either. (http://www.keithlango.com/lipSync.html)

Hope this helps.

:beer:

SplineGod
06-18-2003, 03:48 AM
Originally posted by Infinity3d4life
Thats it shade01.. i keep getting the drifting thing... I will try out what you guys suggested.. Thanks
Its called spline overshoot. In the graph editor make those keys where you have the problem, linear or adjust the tension.

Mike RB
06-18-2003, 04:08 AM
or just multi select all the offending keys, right click on one and choose ease-in/out and it will flatten all the curves.

Mike

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