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  • animating the Wal-Mart Smiley?

    Posted by Matthew Kesner on April 8, 2005 at 8:36 pm

    Hello out there. I am video producer for Wal-Mart and I’ve been
    working on learning C4d for about a year. I have the 9.1 version.
    My question: Ok, what would be the best way to animated the mouth
    and eyes of the Wal-Mart smiley. Or what would be the best way to build the smile and eyes for animating. right now i’ve built the smile with a spine extruded with a circle. but I don’t want it to
    have any extrusion at all. When I watch the commercials the smile
    looks flat on the yellow oval. Anyone got any good ideas?

    Matthew Kesner replied 19 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Joe Bird

    April 9, 2005 at 2:42 am

    Take a look at the tutorial about the spline based shader at c4dcafe.
    You may have to register by inputting your email, tons of useful info here.
    you can pose splines, and if you have mocca, you can use the pose mixer to do complex
    lip animations..

  • Dann Stubbs

    April 9, 2005 at 1:26 pm

    it always looked to me they are using just an animated map for the expressions – do out the whole script in 2D then map onto the “body” and animate his body expressions/moves to match


    Dann Stubbs –
    Dark Sky Digital – Value Priced Cinema 4D Render Farm

  • Matthew Kesner

    April 11, 2005 at 1:35 pm

    Thank you all! I tryed the spline shader and that
    does the trick.

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