Archive for 2015
Facial Rig on Maya 2013
At least there's 4 appearance mode & 1 empty/ blank view
Head & Facial controller
Maya Muscle System on Arms & Torso
For me, this is the most complex rigging I've ever done in software Maya.
Almost all parts of the body rig's equiped with Maya muscle system, and exactly it takes a long time in rig process! Sound's not good for animators and producers, huh?
Okay so.. I'll not use these Maya Muscle system, ever and never!
...except for a big movie project with high budget and fair deadline.
This is part of a fun project which dedicated to all Indonesian language learner over the world. Indeed, I can't publish about the content yet, but I promise to finish those project anyway. Truth to be told, it's like kind of social and education project's which gonna be publish at least on early next year (2016). I hope it's gonna work, useful and helpful.
It's a mascot, named Jaya. A childhood but easy going cartoony character who will guide the audience to learn Indonesian language in every single level curriculum.
Technically, here's the process: a character file with Jpeg or PSD format is arranged in After Effect for rigging. When we talk about rigging in any medium, both 2D or 3D, firstly consider scrutiny on some points: anatomy, direction of the bones and pay attention to make the controller look easy to used.
Fortunately, I've found plugin to help me rig this character, named DUIK. Just google it!
It's easy and usefull After Effect rig plugin ever on earth
(I mean... world of multimedia software).
Interface of character controller
I show you on the screenshoot above, it's all the mouth breakdown images.
Okay so, here I wanna simplify the concept. I map all of those emoticon makes 2 row.
Actually, it's all layered stack in one point position, but it'll look messy.
Then, I link those precomposed projects (mouth, eyelid, fingers) and give it 'Time remapping'. Finally, we can link (with a lil'bit script on it ) all of those projects to expression controllers (e.g. slider). That's whole concept how it's work.
I'm gonna make a short video tutorial about this process, soon...
DUIK helps me a lot in setup IK/ FK controller on arms & legs
a little script will help a lot the animator to reduce their times,
for example, look at the shadow below the character!
The shadow will shrink automatically when you change the position of the character to top.
Obviously I've set the script for the scale and opacity. Well, when we put up the master or root control's,
these shadow gonna be smaller and the opacity is thinner.
Changing facial expressions are crucial thing and most often done by animators.
It's definitely annoying without a tool such as a slider.
While working in 3D interface, we call this system as 'Look at constraint'.
So it was here. It'ill be more efficient if we rotate the eyes with only one controller.
An animation rig build on Autodesk Maya 2013.5
All feature attributes described on the video, like as FK/ IK switchable, stretch squash on arms and legs, facial control and etc. Hope you like it!
Enclosed below the grab pictures of
wireframe model, joints/ bones, controllers and captured video:
|wire and controllers|
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Most suggests that Borobudur was built on the edge or even in the middle of the ancient lake. But, the existence of this ancient lake still be a matter of heated debate among archaeologists in the 20th century.
At least, I just wanna redefine my visual perception about the ancient of Borobudur based on the literature I've read, and it's worth to show to people in visual media. Well, this project's certainly just for fun. A personal project. All was made in After Effect, touch up the photograph with Photoshop, and lil'bit project image to 3D proxy model in Cinema 4D.
Discover and enrich your experiences more about Borobudur on Wikipedia and of course visit it! Yes! Come to Indonesia to see by yourself Borobudur, stone monuments and hundred of wonderful places. Leave your adventure traces there!
[FYI: Borobudur is located at Magelang, Central Java, Java island, west of Bali island.
Both of them are located in the territory of Indonesia.]
This is final render of my last 3D vehicle project on 2014. I brought it all of the mesh to Cinema 4D and render out there. And.. aah yup, you chould check it out my last post about the process from scratch over here: THE PROCESS LINK
I'll update for this video version, ASAP. Thanks.