Unintelligible Scribbles

 The various scribblings of Stephen McNally

Head rig

Finally made some progress on the facial rig experiments I was toying with back at christmas. I've attached a rough set of deformers that seem to do the job. It's made up of a series of interdependent curves with null deformers that slide at percentages along the curves giving quite a nice fleshy feel. Since it's made up of curves, to to rig a new face you can just fit the curves on, neutralise the transformations on the controls and deformers and away you go. It also doesn't need much reweighting, except around the eyes and mouth. Here's a pic of the rig itself, then the rig in use (unweighted) on the head I made there recently. Then a quick test animation, with some sloppy blinks. For the controls I've tried to keep them fairly simple, following Kyle Balda's guides for what controls would be handy for an animator. Ah, Goebelins..


May 22, 2008 at 11:20 PM yums said...

Oh man, this face is crazy. The blinks definitely are a nice touch.