I finally finished my talking wolf’s head animation that I was torturing for years!
It was meant to be a practice to teach me the animation basics.
Here’s the last test: https://youtu.be/y9HztTYflRE
WARNING: Contains a Russian guy (me) trying to speak English - might be a bit cringy.
You can see the progress on it and all my previous sufferings here: Wolf's head (test animation)
Holy cow, lip syncing is HARD. Even though the animation is now finished and in the process of making it I gained some basic knowledge about lip syncing and working with voice, there’s still a lot to improve. I kinda understand now all those anime guys who often limit the lip movement to, like, 3 or 4 mouth positions.
If you wonder, in English language there’re about 20 different mouth shapes for different sounds and I implemented them all. Not sure why, I could probably re-use a lot for similar sounds but I decided not to.
So, what do you guys think? I would really like to have some opinions here about my work. It took me a lot of time to make and I personally have some biased views about it.
P.S. I feel like I finally have a basic set of skills to try my hand on some simple cartoons.