Stop Staring: Facial Modeling and Animation Done Right
With detailed examples, high-quality professional images, and a touch of humor, this is the fully revised and updated second edition of Jason Osipa's best-selling book on facial animation. You'll learn the basics of design, modeling, rigging, and animation-while mastering exciting new techniques for stretch-and-squash deformation, advanced b...more
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If you're learning 3D character modeling, this book might be for you. Specifically, it deals with modeling and animating the head.
Jason Osipa has written a very good step-by-step tutorial book.
This book touches the following subjects:
* Learn visimes and lip sync techniques
* Construct a mouth and mouth keys
* Explore the process of facial landmarking
* Master the cartoon techniques of squash and stretch
* Harness the latest advanced blend extraction tools
* Cre ...more
This book is a must for anyone learning about facial anything, as it pertains to computer animation software- even traditional animation! In addition to modeling and rigging, Osipa also gives some super simple but super solid principles of lip sync. This is part of the well-rounded approach. He explai ...more
Just one quick suggestion: don't read it entirely, although it might be helpful even that way. Choose the parts that should be useful to what you are currently doing.
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