April 2021 Recap: Rigging
This month we covered a lot of ground on rigging. Nice Moves Co-Founder Alicia Allen demoed a rig created by using image sequences. MNAE Co-Admin Tara Iannarelli showcased how to set up a mouth rig for voiceover lip-syncing and a full character rig using the free script Duik Bassel.
Tara also provided helpful PDFs inspired by her demo:
We also saw quick tips from Mike (Shortcuts), Brian (Mouth Animation from Audio), and Paul (Endless Looping).
For this month’s prompt about saw really fun works from Lucas, Adam, and Brian.
The winner of this month’s giveaway of the printed DUIK use guide was Mackenzie!
Thanks to everyone who made it out. We’ll see you next month!
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00:03:01.048,00:03:04.048 Tara Iannarelli: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/user-guide.html 00:16:37.775,00:16:40.775 M. Gurtek: Looping explained: https://youtu.be/TwnpM7FxLeo 00:24:50.326,00:24:53.326 Hanna Loegering: Amazing!!!! 00:31:06.892,00:31:09.892 Mackenzie Burke: Was each mouth shape then chosen and animated frame by frame? 00:32:59.882,00:33:02.882 Mackenzie Burke: Wow, awesome! 00:51:11.976,00:51:14.976 Eric Kreidler: framesToTime...that's a cool one 00:53:54.339,00:53:57.339 MNAEUG Organizer: https://rainboxlab.org/tools/duik/ 01:09:10.003,01:09:13.003 Eric Kreidler: Auto-stretch is good for puppet tool rig 01:11:45.698,01:11:48.698 MNAEUG Organizer: https://duik-docs.rainboxlab.org/img/duik-screenshots/General/individual-panels.png 01:21:08.116,01:21:11.116 Hanna Loegering: I had a similar issue trying to animate the arm during auto walk. I remember fixing this by toggling the arm controller to FK. 01:21:57.530,01:22:00.530 Matt Oberdalhoff: Nice work, thanks for the tips Tara! 01:22:17.367,01:22:20.367 Tara Iannarelli: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rOOqYFFDsevZ9liXCT_YsfgsROyiuaIK/view?usp=sharing 01:22:37.068,01:22:40.068 Eric Kreidler: Nice work! Duik is so vast. 01:24:07.686,01:24:10.686 Brian Barber: I had one too https://vimeo.com/539926979 01:24:09.502,01:24:12.502 Matt Oberdalhoff: love it 01:27:44.019,01:27:47.019 Matt Oberdalhoff: nice! 01:36:00.247,01:36:03.247 Robbie Halvorson: Glad I finally was able to join. Great work! 01:37:58.686,01:38:01.686 Brian Barber: That alpha channel trick is cool. 01:41:15.006,01:41:18.006 Hanna Loegering: tv 01:51:16.375,01:51:19.375 Matt Oberdalhoff: I like those odds 01:51:47.567,01:51:50.567 Matt Oberdalhoff: so much clapping! 01:52:27.256,01:52:30.256 MNAEUG Organizer: https://rainboxlab.org/shop/duik-user-guide/