Modeling for Facial Animation

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Step one: Building your character's face.

When building your character's face, it is important to add detail where necessary and limit detail where it isn't. In particular, add isoparms to the mouth and eye socket areas. The additional isoparms will allow you to better sculpt the surface, providing finer control over the topology of your model.

Creating your model as one single NURB surface is the ideal, however forming single surfaces into recognizeable shapes is a bit tricky. Think about using seperate parts and using blend surfaces to join them together.

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