Monday, 25 August 2014

2d Animation Tutorial - How to draw and animate Dialogue Mouth Shapes

This is the first in a planned series of animation tutorials on dialogue. This video focuses on how to draw the basic mouth shapes for simple and basic animation of when a character is talking. It is a step above limited flash animation as I demonstrate how to squash and stretch facial features in accordance to the dialogue mouth shape but is still a simple basic generic head with various drawn mouth shapes. The actual process of animating dialogue will be covered in follow up tutorials as this is a vast and complex subject matter. Ultimately this 2d drawn animation tutorial in real time outlines how to draw the major mouth shapes for the vowels and consonants as well as consonant digraphs. Dialogue is an essential part of character animation and understanding mouth shapes is the first stage of understanding how to animate dialogue

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