Wednesday 8 August 2012

Stop Motion Tutorial: Facial Animation

Perhaps one can't get the kind of subtle eyelid movement in stop motion as one can get in computer animation, but the illusion of life is just as possible.  This tutorial gets into principles of life-like facial animation that will bring a stop motion or clay animation character to life.  I'm using clay faces for demonstration, but the techniques would apply to an articulate stop motion face, and the principles would apply to CG and hand-drawn animation as well.