As promised – lazy lipsinc with realistic human models – from Makehuman, ManualBastioniLAB or wherever.
Personally, I’m using a model imported from Makehuman using this method ➡️
but other realistic humans are available.
The technique for lazy animation for realistic humans is a little different to lazy animation for more cartoony characters: The movement has to be more subtle.
00:55 – Creating shapekeys
08:45 – Setting up drivers
18:07 – Facial expression
19:15 – Recording body animation
I hope you all find this helpful.
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