Thursday, March 31, 2011

Facial Rigging Webinar - Balancing Quality and Control - Part I

I'm doing a free facial rigging webinar next Monday on April 4th from 2-3pm PST as a part of Image Metrics' Faceware 3.0 Weekly Webinar series.

"Facial Rigging - Balancing Quality and Control"

It's a three part session that will eventually lead to an attempt to answer the common question, "What's the best way to build a facial rig?".

This coming webinar will start us off with a discussion on the most common rig types I see in both the game-space as well as film and commercial, what our experiences have been with them in both quality and usability, and issues we've had to deal with in production using these different types of assets. We'll go over what types of rigs tend to work best for different types of productions. I'll be discussing the most common things that character riggers tend to leave out or don't polish enough when building facial rigs. I'll also answer some common questions regarding joint placement, use of blendshapes and curve-based rigs, and skinning techniques.

For more info, visit the IM forums.

Hope to you see everyone there!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Jay, do you know if the webinar will be made available in some format for those who couldn't attend? Thanks ~

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  2. Video is available on the Image Metrics Vimeo and Youtube channels. Here is part one: http://vimeo.com/22761278

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  3. Thanks a ton! I'll take a look later this afternoon.

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge. I come from the construction industry, and proper rigging has always meant fall protection for me. Facial rigging is very new to me.

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