Material Greenscreen

https://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/93922

Every so often it’s good to take a bit of greenscreen footage, place it like a cardboard cutout in a 3D scene, and do some nice smooth CG camera moves.

Now you can key out the greenscreen within material nodes!

Credits in order of appearance:
Little House by dono
Aquarius Loading theme from Super Carling the Spider by Joe Dixon
Floppy Disk Drive Write by mrauralization
Material Girl by Madonna arranged for C64 by Sami Sepp
Photo by Eugene Capon from Pexels
Peacock by Magdabed

Free Automated Lipsync: Blender, Makehuman + Rhubarb

NEWS FLASH!

We can now do fully automated nine-phoneme lipsinc, using the same Program that Ron Gilbert and his team used on Thimbleweed Park.

Rhubarb Lipsync is created by Daniel S Wolf, and the Blender addon is created by Scaredyfish.

There are a lot of links in this tutorial, so here goes…

First there’s the software:

  • Rhubarb Lipsinc Download Page:
    https://github.com/DanielSWolf/rhubarb-lip-sync/releases
  • Rhubarb Lipsinc Blender Addon:
    https://github.com/scaredyfish/blender-rhubarb-lipsync

And then some bits I created myself:


I was really exited to discover this – even if it makes my previous tutorials obsolete!

 

Lipsinc for the Lazy

LIPSINC for the LAZY on Blender.

Episode 1: Tweened Cartoon.

A quick and simple way to animate dialog.

This would be ideal for a youtuber who wants to represent themselves as an avatar, or quickly animating a cartoon that mostly consists of dialog.

On later episodes I’m going to look at using more realistic characters (EG from Makehuman), and stop-motion – style characters, with replacement mouths and faces.

00:17 Touching up your sound in Audacity
00:54 Important setup steps
01:12 Import the sound
01:51 Add shape Keys
03:31 Shapekeys react to audio
06:05 Shapekeys for exressions
09:22 Animate expressions
10:17 Why don’t we use actions for the body?
11:52 Setting up a pose-lib
12:14 Animating the body

A slightly more advanced version of the character can be found here: https://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/92042

Spinning Wheel by Tsunami Section

Spinning Wheel by Tsunami Section

Animation by Studio YogYog

Live Action Director and Producer: Light Engine Films

Kejiko – Viclarsen

Animated music video for Italian post-punk band Viclarsen, featuring wires, living sparks and glitches.

Broken Commercials

Broken Commercials deformed proto-adverts found scavenging for publicity in the ventilation system of the marketing agency in which they was conceived. Broken Commercials often contain themes of self-mutilation.

Here are three.

All Day I Dream About Sleep Deprivation

A steampunk Spiderdevice and a rude awakening.