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Facial expressions in animations

on 9/27/2011, 9:48 am
So I've seen lots of flash animations, Been inspired. Finally gotten round to making a sprite animation.
And Now I'm stumped again. Anyone got any idea how to animate mouths and eyes in a flash animation?
I have an idea of how I'm just wondering if they're any easier/ simpler ways of going about it.
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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/27/2011, 11:05 am
I suggest first learning all the basics





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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/27/2011, 11:20 am
tal9x9 wrote:I suggest first learning all the basics
Yes. Try recoloring the mouth of the sprites. That'll indicate that they're moving their mouths to speak. Once you've managed to do that in sync with the voice clips, try to customize the mouth. Add a tounge. Shade the mouth. Recolor the face to make it seem like the muscles of it are moving when the sprite speaks.






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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/27/2011, 12:24 pm
tal9x9 wrote:I suggest first learning all the basics

that's helpful.

"how do I get better at something that I haven't seen tutorials on!"

"Oh you just learn the basics!"

"oh... where do I find the basics?"

"The basics!"

"Uhh huh... I get that... but what basics?"

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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/27/2011, 1:05 pm
First and foremost, don't draw on top of sprites.

It looks terrible, it's not funny and it's unprofessional. So don't do it.

You'll just need to edit sprites anyway. The eyes are easier to edit.
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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/27/2011, 1:45 pm
^ yeah you can't draw vector on pixel unless it's that black square which is the best for my opinion whatever you do if it's comedy it must be with voice don't give up and put it on texts





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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/27/2011, 2:00 pm
no one appreciates good comedy nowadays...







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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/27/2011, 2:01 pm
^ what is good comedy for you? someone punch someone?





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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/27/2011, 2:39 pm
Go in your bathroom or where ever you have a mirror. Make facial expressions and take notice of what you look like making the face. Quickly sketch it and come back to Paint, and try to do it. : )







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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/27/2011, 2:40 pm
@Patt wrote:Go in your bathroom or where ever you have a mirror. Make facial expressions and take notice of what you look like making the face. Quickly sketch it and come back to Paint, and try to do it. : )

that, is actually pretty clever, but I think "I suggest first learning all the basics" is better advice.

GET IT, IT'S A JOKE, BECAUSE "LEARNING THE BASICS" IS STUPID ADVICE







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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/27/2011, 2:42 pm
Well instead of trying to elongate the topic I rather just give him advice and leave him be.







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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/27/2011, 2:44 pm
@Patt wrote:Well instead of trying to elongate the topic I rather just give him advice and leave him be.

I know, I just wanted to make sure tal got that saying "learning the basics" isn't going to help anyone.







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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/27/2011, 2:46 pm
I told him that because he wanted to learn advanced stuff. I guess that's where he got it from.







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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/27/2011, 9:30 pm
@Patt wrote:Go in your bathroom or where ever you have a mirror. Make facial expressions and take notice of what you look like making the face. Quickly sketch it and come back to Paint, and try to do it. : )



My problem isn't so much the spriting of the mouth. How should I go about animating.


I'm thinking making a symbol with the animation of the mouth and placing it over the sprite. Would this be right?
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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/27/2011, 9:34 pm
Listen to what Leo said.
Sprite the animation of the mouth in a photo-editting program.

Go with paint or graphics gale.





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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/29/2011, 3:17 pm
@Mist wrote:So I've seen lots of flash animations, Been inspired. Finally gotten round to making a sprite animation.
And Now I'm stumped again. Anyone got any idea how to animate mouths and eyes in a flash animation?
I have an idea of how I'm just wondering if they're any easier/ simpler ways of going about it.

No...





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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/29/2011, 3:44 pm
@sonicflare9 wrote:
@Mist wrote:So I've seen lots of flash animations, Been inspired. Finally gotten round to making a sprite animation.
And Now I'm stumped again. Anyone got any idea how to animate mouths and eyes in a flash animation?
I have an idea of how I'm just wondering if they're any easier/ simpler ways of going about it.

No...

if you have no idea, then don't comment dude XD







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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/29/2011, 3:59 pm
Try newgrounds. They have alot of tutorials on what your looking for or just do something like this for the mouth:





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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/29/2011, 4:16 pm
Use the 6-mouth technique.

It's explained here : Sprite taboos

See the part where it says "Black Box Of Lip Syncing DOOM".
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Re: Facial expressions in animations

on 9/29/2011, 7:51 pm
^ Which is what I was trying to get at.

Learn how it looks custom it and try to put it in. Remember, 25 FPS is fast enough so that it will appear to be moving. The mouth will not just look still.







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