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Facial Rigging in Maya 7
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Released Jul 10, 2006
Delano Athias

Pluralsight

Delano Athias
Easily learn sophisticated facial rigging techniques in Maya that provide greater control, efficiency, and realism when animating with over 4.5 hours of project-based training. Perfect for intermediate artists using Maya. Popular highlights include: Creating Intuitive 3D Graphic User Interface; Blend Shapes for Mouth Expressions (Phonemes, Smiles, Frowns, Sneers); Blend Shapes for Eyes (Blink, Brow Raise, Squint); Blend Shapes for Subtleties and Details; Advanced Tongue Set Up with Spline IK and Blend Shapes; Changing Deformation Stack; Sophisticated Jaw Controls; Tuning Weights with Component Editor; Connection Editor; Cluster Setup; Camera Setup for User-Friendly Animation; Constraints; Smooth Binding; Soft Modification / Sculpt Geometry Tool.
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Introduction and Project Overview
1

Introduction and Project Overview

 
01:04
Initial Setup of the Scene Prior to Rigging
2

Initial Setup of the Scene Prior to Rigging

 
03:19
Creating Joints for the Head and Jaw
3

Creating Joints for the Head and Jaw

 
03:38
Setting up an IK handle / control curves for the head
4

Setting up an IK handle / control curves for the head

 
10:04
Adding Attributes to Control Jaw Movements
5

Adding Attributes to Control Jaw Movements

 
03:55
Parenting geometry to the rig
6

Parenting geometry to the rig

 
03:01
Binding the head and painting weights (part 1)
7

Binding the head and painting weights (part 1)

 
08:35
Binding the head and painting weights (part 2)
8

Binding the head and painting weights (part 2)

 
09:16
Setting up the character's gums
9

Setting up the character's gums

 
04:52
Setting up the eye controls (part 1)
10

Setting up the eye controls (part 1)

 
09:01
Setting up the eye controls (part 2)
11

Setting up the eye controls (part 2)

 
05:24
Setting up the character's tongue
12

Setting up the character's tongue

 
14:08
Beginning to Create Blendshapes and creating a Smile blendshape
13

Beginning to Create Blendshapes and creating a Smile blendshape

 
07:23
Creating a Left / Right Smile Blendshape
14

Creating a Left / Right Smile Blendshape

 
05:37
Creating frowning Blendshapes
15

Creating frowning Blendshapes

 
08:36
Creating a U Phoneme Blendshape
16

Creating a U Phoneme Blendshape

 
05:21
Creating a M Phoneme Blendshape
17

Creating a M Phoneme Blendshape

 
04:52
Creating an F Phoneme Blendshape
18

Creating an F Phoneme Blendshape

 
07:22
Creating a Sneer Blendshape
19

Creating a Sneer Blendshape

 
06:29
Creating Left / Right Sneer Blendshapes
20

Creating Left / Right Sneer Blendshapes

 
09:19
Creating Left / Right Mouth Roll Blendshapes
21

Creating Left / Right Mouth Roll Blendshapes

 
10:09
Making blend shape deformers
22

Making blend shape deformers

 
05:50
Creating blendshapes for the eyes, Upper Lid Raise
23

Creating blendshapes for the eyes, Upper Lid Raise

 
06:14
Creating a right blink blendshape
24

Creating a right blink blendshape

 
07:06
Creating a left blink and left / right twitch blendshape
25

Creating a left blink and left / right twitch blendshape

 
06:32
Creating a left / right brow raise blendshape
26

Creating a left / right brow raise blendshape

 
09:57
Creating a eyebrow down and eyes wide open blendshapes
27

Creating a eyebrow down and eyes wide open blendshapes

 
12:11
Connecting eye blend shapes to the base head
28

Connecting eye blend shapes to the base head

 
08:15
Creating the GUI (part 1) Basic Eye Shapes and Clusters
29

Creating the GUI (part 1) Basic Eye Shapes and Clusters

 
10:01
Creating the GUI (part 2) Eyebrow controls
30

Creating the GUI (part 2) Eyebrow controls

 
06:31
Creating the GUI (part 3) Nose and Mouth
31

Creating the GUI (part 3) Nose and Mouth

 
10:04
Connecting mouth blend shapes to GUI (part 1)
32

Connecting mouth blend shapes to GUI (part 1)

 
06:45
Connecting mouth blend shapes to GUI (part 2)
33

Connecting mouth blend shapes to GUI (part 2)

 
09:07
Connecting tongue controls to GUI
34

Connecting tongue controls to GUI

 
06:30
Connecting eye blend shapes to GUI (part 1)
35

Connecting eye blend shapes to GUI (part 1)

 
09:52
Connecting eye blend shapes to GUI (part 2)
36

Connecting eye blend shapes to GUI (part 2)

 
08:18
Locking / limiting attributes on GUI
37

Locking / limiting attributes on GUI

 
10:08
Connecting GUI to the global control and cleaning up the head rig
38

Connecting GUI to the global control and cleaning up the head rig

 
06:20
Bonus Lesson: Connecting Camera to the Head and GUI
39

Bonus Lesson: Connecting Camera to the Head and GUI

 
04:03
Bonus Lesson: Stylizing GUI Window
40

Bonus Lesson: Stylizing GUI Window

 
03:33