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  11 November 2006
Plotting shapes morphing

Hello, this is my first post here, and first of all: sorry for my English!
Well, I'm trying MB for animating faces using voice speech, so I get the character face with the shapes, create the vocal expressions, and the guy talks. But when I press 'plot animation' in Character Face Animation pane in order to create the shape curves, nothing happens. Simply the process bar goes on, but FCurves have only 1 Bezier point.
Anyway, I have a question about this: do I need an Actor Face indeed (because the 'Actor Face Source' menu)?
Thanks
 
  11 November 2006
Hey klopes,



Are you using a .wav file or are you doing a live input? Either way, you need to select your voice device, turn on the “Record” option, then hit the “Record” button your transport controls, and finally hit play. This will start recording the animation (from the audio input) to the Voice Reality Device.



The next step is to plot the animation to your Character Face. Select your voice reality device and turn off “Recording” and “Live”, then plot your Character Face. This will transfer the animation recorded from the voice device to your shapes.



Cheers,



Curtis Garton
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  11 November 2006
Hi Curtis,
I'm using a .wav file in 'Live' mode, so the face starts to talk ok. Everything seems to work until I want to plot: I press "Plot" and nothing happens (i.e, not generate FCurves for shapes). Automatically, the next to 'Plot Animation' 'Active' square gets off, and the face shut up.


Originally Posted by Curtis: Hey klopes,



Are you using a .wav file or are you doing a live input? Either way, you need to select your voice device, turn on the “Record” option, then hit the “Record” button your transport controls, and finally hit play. This will start recording the animation (from the audio input) to the Voice Reality Device.



The next step is to plot the animation to your Character Face. Select your voice reality device and turn off “Recording” and “Live”, then plot your Character Face. This will transfer the animation recorded from the voice device to your shapes.



Cheers,



Curtis Garton
 
  11 November 2006
Have you tryed plot all properties, i had once done facial animation in MB, and ploted all properties, exported to Maya and everything was fine animated.
 
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