dont know how to make a character wink or blink

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animefanlover
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dont know how to make a character wink or blink

Postby animefanlover » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:34 pm

hello i recently transfer from anime studio to synfig cause i dont have enought money to buy anime studio at the moment

and i downloaded synfig and it quite similer but there are still many things i dont know how to do for example how to make a character blink or close his/her eyes

in anime studio all i would need to do is created the eyes and then draw the pupils in a seperete layer and then mask it however am not sure if this process will work on synfig would anybody be as kind as to show me how to do it hopefully with some screen shots thanks you for reading

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Re: dont know how to make a character wink or blink

Postby Genete » Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:43 am

For that kind of tasks, animation and compositing techniques are pretty similar in Synfig and Anime Studio.
Please give it a try to the basic manual to be familiar with the interface and common tasks:

http://wiki.synfig.org/Category:Manual
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Re: dont know how to make a character wink or blink

Postby Fadhilkwan » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:23 am

Hello there !! :D
My name's FadhilKwan. Nice to meet you animefanlover :)


animefanlover wrote:...i dont know how to do for example how to make a character blink or close his/her eyes


I don't know exactly the eye that you're looking for. But perhaps this one might help you a bit to figure out. :)
Note: If the thumbnail .gif messed up, just open it in the new tab

OneBlink.gif
Please open me in new tab if messed up .__.V



animefanlover wrote:in anime studio all i need to do is to create the eyes and then draw the pupils in a separate layer and then mask it. However i am not sure if this process will work on synfig as well....


Sure everyone have different ways to do one thing. Like those eyes for example. Both are the same eye but done in two different ways. The left one uses the linking concept while the right one was done with one set layer of Region and Advanced outline. There might be more to explore. :wink:


animefanlover wrote:would anybody be as kind as to show me how to do it hopefully with some screen shots thanks you for reading


I wish i could. But it is such a long explanations and putting them all here might taking the whole page in the thread. I'm sorry. :(
So instead, i'll put the .sifz file here for you to explore. Check the layer parameters, waypoint, timelines, etc. (don't forget the wiki as well :P )
I hope you can understand some of it. :roll:

OneBlink.sifz
A and B are the same blink but was done in different ways
(16.5 KiB) Downloaded 111 times


And also Genete is right. Exploring, trials and errors, and that wiki (link on Genete's post above) is always needed when you try to learn something, even the Synfig Studio. I have followed its development for almost a year, but using for real just recently. I have been playing around with it (seriously) for 2 months and i have understand it better than before. Like those eyes, i just started making them two hours ago. (IMPROVEMENTT!!! :mrgreen: )


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about the blinking animation

Postby animefanlover » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:05 pm

this is a pretty good example so what i should do is mask the pupils inside the eyes layer am i right ? :)

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Re: dont know how to make a character wink or blink

Postby animefanlover » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:06 pm

nice to meet you too :D

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Re: dont know how to make a character wink or blink

Postby Fadhilkwan » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:34 pm

animefanlover wrote:this is a pretty good example so what i should do is mask the pupils inside the eyes layer am i right ? :)

animefanlover wrote:nice to meet you too :D


You can edit your last post if you wish to, but that's okay. :)

I did know a bit of masking but i don't know exactly how to do it. You can check the .sifz file that i just uploaded and change the background color (that big skin-coloured square) to white and see it for yourself. :wink:

For the masking thing you were asking for, probably changing the interpolation works. :roll:
Click on the eyelid region (you can see the skin clearly once you changed the BG color to white), check its parameters (dialog boxes at bottom left) and find the one called "Blend method". Click the option on the right (it should be "Composite") and change it to "Onto".

I don't exactly know the differences between "Onto" and "Straight Onto" but there should be one in the wiki. Better search for it. :mrgreen:
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Re: dont know how to make a character wink or blink

Postby Nin » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:26 pm

Here is my very simple solution...
I used inkscape to create the character in pieces..

body
head eyes open
head eyes closed.

I then imported each into synfig. Using the tutorial on Udemy, I created a switch folder for the heads. I made a skeleton and attached bones to the body and to each of the heads so that I could make the head nod and blink at the same time. I created keyframes for when I wanted to switch one head for the other to simulate blinking.

Not too fancy, but it works on a simple level!

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