Sunday, October 3, 2010

Face Rig WIP

Here's a rigging/modeling project that has consumed much of my time lately, it includes the eye rig from my previous entry.  It's still a work in progress, but I've learned a lot in the process already.  Below is a simple motion test using some, but not all of the shapes that compose the rig.  More still to do!

(if the video doesn't load correctly, try reloading the page!)





42 comments:

Luki said...

Work in progress? Right...
Amazing, extremely impressive. I'm looking for my jaw actually.

Clay said...

Thanks for the kind words Luki :)
I wish I could call it finished but after this test I can see all the things I need to do.. like the tongue, sticky-lips solution maybe.. more shapes.. and a proper lip sync performance!

Btw, love your work, I'm a fan. You've got a great style!

Anonymous said...

Super realistic!,
..if you plan to work more on it you can add some subtle ear movements on jaw open, and stress the platysma little bit more but that depends what you after...
Really like the model. I hope you are going to share more details.

Clay said...

Thanks! Will definitely post some more details in another update. If you look closely theres some subtle ear movement much of the mouth movement, although that's a good call on the jaw open, it could use more to be more convincing!

Anonymous said...

Love it!!
superb work and great model dude !


keep it up !

Eric J. Valdes said...

Wow, I've been fan of your stuff for the longest. This face rig is just pfss no words, well just one. Kicks ass, lol.

Guillaume said...

Really impressive ! Did you use any mocap for this facial test or did your own shapes by hand ?
It looks so realistic and full of life already !

Guillaume

sometimeprincess said...

Wow! You work is just awesome! I've been a fan for longer than you may know!

pointpusher said...

WONDERFUL WORK! Mind = blown. Great work!

andrei cirdu said...

very expresive facial deformations! some ear movement would add to the realism

Brett Sinclair said...

I got a fright! She started moving and I was blown away.

Clay said...

Thanks guys for the comments, I really appreciate hearing your thoughts!

@Guillaume: all these shapes were created by hand in maya. Thank you for the nice words :)


I hope to return to this as I've been on a bit of a hiatus lately! Gotta find that motivation again

Miomi said...

Impressive and expressive!
You are so talented.

Doan Khanh Hung said...

you rigging for maya or 3d max?

Doan Khanh Hung said...

I'm looking for this material

Doan Khanh Hung said...

you can training it to me?

bungnoid said...

Really outstanding work...the face is a difficult beast to tackle, but you're achieving some great results.

I was hoping you could explain a little how you put this together.
How much of the face rig is blendShapes? How many shapes did you model? I'd also be interested to know how you break your shapes up...do you model an entire expression and break this into regions or do you use more of a FACS based approach?

I also saw the eye test you posted. I'd appreciate it if you explain a bit about how you put this together too?

Sven said...

Wow, great model and really amazing expressions. Looks perfect!

Pat said...

Aw man that is just beautiful.

Just curious, is that the base mesh or a higher sub d level?

Anonymous said...

Hey, amazing work!
could please you post a screenshot with joints? Really curious how many is there :)

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Slipgatecentral

Anonymous said...

not bad for a coocher mcballsack..
awesome!

Lindsay said...

Hey, very impressive work.

Just awesome!

Alex said...

Wow man! That's amazing!

Dennis J said...

That is really cool.

I just posted a link at my site: http://poly-face.com

I hope you dont mind :) I just wanted to share this with my visitors.

Cheers

/Dennis

Vitor Vilela said...

Jeez! She is alive!
awesome work man! congrats!

Cheers

gump said...

How many blend shapes did you use?

Christian Dan Bejarano said...

very very awesome !!
I can't wait to see an acting with that !

Anonymous said...

Holy Shit!

leo takeshi sakamoto said...

One word... Magnific! I love your work! cheers

sara.hansen said...

I was trying to show this to a friend. it's so impressive. but the video no longer works :(

Clay said...

Sorry Sara, my website went down for a bit because I was way behind on payments :0 it's back up now :)

Thanks guys for all the nice comments!!

For those who asked, there's about 100 shapes driving it in total right now, about 50 of those are unique and the rest are left and right shapes and combinations.

Daniel M.C. Alvite said...

bloody hell.
its astonishing.
I'm shocked.
amazing work
I would love to animate this rig.
great work. congrats

go_deep said...

This is jawdropping!!!! Amazing work. You can really see the dedication that went into this!

Alan said...

Holy facial sweetsauce, Batman!

I would love to see a breakdown of the shapes/rig after you declare it "finished."

Anonymous said...

Make a DVD dude,you will get lots of money

Anonymous said...

please...make a DVD from scratch

Qiqo said...

I have to concur with Anonymous, I wish there was a tutorial! haha :D
I just stumbled onto your blog and this is some of the best looking stuff I've seen in a while.
Cheers!

Dominic Piché said...

Awsome work with the blendshapes..really stunning and realistic! Sweet stuff.

Ryu said...

Wow, how did you do that? just blendshapes? how long did you finish it? please tell us some detials

Josh Bowman said...

Nooooo! Is it just me or have your videos disappeared??

I would LOVE to see your process for creating these faces, I've been checking back here every so often but you're very busy with other projects.

David Latour said...

Hi - I'm from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Is this facial rig available for purchase? I'd love to discuss your work.

David Latour said...

Hi - I'm from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Is this facial rig available for purchase? I'd love to discuss your work.