Modeling for Facial Animation

in Alias Power Animator

ShapeShifter is a powerful tool in Alias Power Animator that facilitates Facial animation. Before there was ShapeShifter, a modeler/animator had to cluster groups of CVs together, and write unique mathematical expressions that dictated their movement in relation to each other while attempting to keep the model free and expressive. Now we have a tool that does most of it for us, all we simply need to do is build our models with the Shapeshifter in mind, and determine the ways in which we wish to control our surface deformations.

Step one: Building Your Character's Face.

Step two: Creating Interpolation Models

Step three: Setting Shapeshifter Options

Step four: Animating ShapeShifter Controls

Step five: Example

Copyright © 1999 ralph de stefano. all rights reserved. reproduction without permission is prohibited. last modified may 5, 1999