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Expressing Emotion
Expressing Emotion
sdb1987, updated 2005-09-16 15:14:00 UTC 86,779 views  Rating:
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The Brows

Figure 14-5 The brows are depressed causing a horizontal wrinkling at the root of the nose.

Brows depressed (Figure 14-5) - lowering the eyebrows creates a slight fold over the eyes and a wrinkling at the nose.

Figure 14-6 Inner brows are raised for looks of grief or surprise.

Inner brows raised (Figure 14-6) - each eyebrow is modeled separately for a wider range of expressions.

Figure 14-7 The brows are moved inward.

Contraction of eyebrows (Figure 14-7) - moving the eyebrows toward the center will form a puckering in the middle of the forehead. The left and right eyebrows are modeled separately.

Figure 14-8 The brows can glide up and down freely. In this case they move straight down.

Brows lowered (Figure 14-8) - both left and right eyebrows are modeled separately in a downward direction.

Figure 14-9 Raising the eyebrows brightens the eyes and wrinkles the forehead.

Brows raised (Figure 14-9) - the left and the right eyebrows are modeled separately in a raised position. This results in transverse folds along the forehead.

The Eyes

Figure 14-10 The left and right eyelids are raised separately.

Eyelids raised (Figure 14-10) - the upper eyelids are raised. Both are modeled separately.

Figure 14-11 The basic eye movements can be modeled separately.

Eyes look down (Figure 14-11) - both eyes look down.

Figure 14-12 Normally the eyes move in tandem.

Eyes look left (Figure 14-12) - both eyes look left.

Figure 14-13 Eye movements make the animation look more lively.

Eyes look right (Figure 14-13) - both eyes look right.

Figure 14-14 By combining the four basic eye movements during animation, the eyes can be rotated into almost any position.

Eyes look up (Figure 14-14) - both eyes look up.

Figure 14-15 The blink lowers only the upper eyelids.

Upper eyelids closed (Figure 14-15) - both upper eyelids are rotated down for the blink.

Figure 14-16 The eye wink moves both the upper and lower eyelids together.

Upper and lower lids close (Figure 14-16) - both the lower and upper eyelids meet in the center for the wink. The right and left eyelids are modeled separately.

The Jaw

The jaw has four basic movements that can be modeled as the left, right, up and down positions (Figure 14-17 and 14-18).

Figure 14-17 The jaw is modeled in both the left and right horizontal positions.

Figure 14-18 Without moving the mouth (it is modeled separately), the jaw is moved both up and down vertically.

The Nose

Figure 14-19 The wings of the nose are moved up and out. Each side is modeled separately.

Simplifying the nose movements to the left and right nostril dilators should take care of most of the animators needs (Figure 14-19).


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