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Lip Sync Redone


This time I stuck to what the book suggested and started planning it all out then doing the core poses of the face- though I’m really only focussed on the mouth for what Amy and I have planned.


These are the key mouth shapes that are made when the line, “Here’s an FYI, you’re all gonna die screaming” is sung.


















I have sketched out what shape the mouth should be in when making these sounds in my sketchbook. I used the images I had found for mouth shapes, and reference footage that I had taken to get the most accurate mouth movement.



Lip Synch

First attempt

I tried to get the mouth shapes for the various words that the character has to say, but then I realised that I was making more work for myself because I would then have to adjust all the key frames on the time slider for the various facial muscles to fit them in the correct time frame.

Starting Out: https://youtu.be/lX8FYmyougw

Full Length: https://youtu.be/8AyrVfouMQg

Second attempt

This time, I added the audio into the maya scene and adjusted the time slider so that I would be focused on one word at a time, ensuring the timing was correct before moving on to the next word.

Video: https://youtu.be/hdEuY6X1sUc

There’s already a clear improvement from the first attempts, however, it noticeably falls out of sync towards the end. I had been so focused on moving the lips that I forgot that the chin moves as well when people speak, so when I went back to add it in, it interfered with the lip movements.

The book cited below really helped to plan out and then improve my lip sync, although, when I only got it after I had initially got the rough shapes, so I used it to tweak the movements.

I’m going to start again, so there is a good foundation to build upon.


Roy, K. (2014). Facial Animation. In:  How To Cheat In Maya 2014. Oxon: Focal Press. p246-p260.

Halloween Tutorial

I did this little Maya Tutorial, it was pretty fun.

Tutorial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKY0hV1Sa7w&list=PL8hZ6hQCGHMX2C9aGrq7W7BTexycyyokV


Added stencils moving :https://youtu.be/9jJcmuNPOH4

Error videos:

I had parented pumpkin 1 to spinning disc 2 and vice versa: https://youtu.be/NEIHWt4FNAM

I think this was because I hadn’t placed the pumpkins https://youtu.be/lAqD0tKLgoQ



Maya Learning Channel. (2014). Creating an animated pumpkin carving.Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKY0hV1Sa7w&list=PL8hZ6hQCGHMX2C9aGrq7W7BTexycyyokV. Last accessed 22nd Aug 2015.

Camera Test 01

I did this to check that I had the camera moving at an appropriate pace, and that everything would be in shot.

I used the locators to place where the photographs would be and to give me an idea as to whether or not they were shown for long enough.

This test also highlighted the fact that the ground outside the window is actually visible and so I had to make up an environment.

Link: https://youtu.be/zTXyzhbqFz4