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Cobby85
01-28-2009, 01:41 PM
Hi
I am currently working on a project and a number of my characters will need to have faces similar to that of the Pocoyo characters.
I have a soccer ball and a pencil whose eye's need to be keyable textures and a sailboat with eyes and a mouth on one of the sails representing the face.

I thought it might be something like set driven keys for the various expressions so that it is an easily animated/keyable process but I gather that one will have to link all the textures somehow and it's beyond me, can anyone help?

I am working in maya 8.5.

carlos_ramiro
01-28-2009, 02:15 PM
This is for Max, but maybe this thread could help you
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=54&t=624597

Cobby85
01-28-2009, 03:29 PM
Thanks Carlos, I had a look and that's what I had in mind although it's a little over my head especially since it's Max

Polimeno
01-28-2009, 10:21 PM
just a thought for the mouth:

maybe you can try a "Robot Chicken" stop motion mouth look, and leave it floating in front of the face, avoiding maps stuff.... you could try modeling the shapes with a plane, keeping in mind a simple 2d style

ref:
http://www.adultswim.com/shows/robotchicken/index.html


can you post some screen of your characters ??

Cobby85
01-29-2009, 08:21 AM
Hi Polimeno
I thought that that might be a solution but all the character's faces are rounded and in the case of the sailboat it is going to deform a lot so I'm going to have to use animated textures one way or another.

Here's a link to the character designs. I have not yet modeled them. As you can see the eyebrows are seperate geometry except for the sailboat.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r256/jakkals85/Animatedtexturesonfaces.jpg

Polimeno
01-31-2009, 08:08 AM
humm....

http://www.duncandonuts.co.uk/Reel/DuncanSkertchly_Reel_2006.mpg

take a look at ~1:16 min , the "toon face tool" shot, you can see the all planes out of the face mesh.

http://admiralra.cgsociety.org/gallery/517311/
(the nice box with cool eyes)


guess the pencil will be better if you modeling the entire face, though....

eg:

http://static.highend3d.com/downloadsimages/4346/lg_MooM_V3.0_by_Ramtin_1_.jpg

http://static.highend3d.com/downloadsimages/4264/lg_bloke_posed.jpg



keep going.

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