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11/10/2010 21:22:57

harveywetdog
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How do I make a character turn and look into the camera?
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11/10/2010 21:38:51

ukBertyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Harveywetdog,

I've done this, but it's tricky.

Three phases:-

First get the body in the right positon. If the character is doing a quarter turn then animate this to get it in the timeline. Then I work backwards - move the timeline past where you want the look to camera and swivel the character so the body is where you want. The animation you recorded will then end up at this position.

Next the head. The head control is way too sensitive so it requires some manual editing. Move the timeline to after the turn and start animating the head movement. Get the head to look where you want and stop animating. It doesn't matter if there's a lot of flopping about as long as it ends up where you want it.
Then edit the timeline. You'll see that all your little head movemnets are there. these are absolute positions rather than relative, so it's only the last movement you want as this sets the head where you want. Delete all the head movements after the turn animation except for the last one, then move this head movement to the end of the turn.

Lastly do the eyes in the same manner you did the head.

I hope this helps.

Berty
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