CLASS | Rigging Facial Expresssions in Maya
Gary Faigin provides a nuanced and engaging account of all the elements essential in creating and understanding cardinal facial expressions. Faigin brings years of research and expertise which shows through the way he teaches and his attention to the details that make a facial expression read clearly."
Bryan D., UW Student 2017
Gary has broken down the face and its expressions into a science so artists, and even non-artists, can fully understand it.”
Ali Roberts, UW Student 2017
CLASS #1: INTRO TO FACIAL EXPRESSION & MOVEMENTS OF THE UPPER FACE
Introduction to Facial Expression
The Eyes & Brow
Assignment #1: Posing the Muscle Movements around the Eye (Part #1).
CLASS #2: MOVEMENTS OF THE UPPER FACE (Continued.)
The Upper Face Muscles
Assignment #2: Posing the Muscle Movements around the Eye (Part #2).
CLASS #3: MOVEMENTS OF THE MOUTH (Part 1)
The Closed Mouth
Assignment #3: Posing Closed-Mouth Movements.
CLASS #4: MOVEMENTS OF THE MOUTH (Part 2)
The Open Mouth
Assignment #4: Posing Open-Mouth Movements.
CLASS #5: THE CARDINAL EXPRESSIONS—SURPRISE and FEAR
Surprise & Fear
Assignment #5: Posing Surprise and Fear.
CLASS #6: THE CARDINAL EXPRESSIONS—SADNESS
Assignment #6: Posing Sadness.
CLASS #7: THE CARDINAL EXPRESSIONS—ANGER
Assignment #6: Posing Anger.
CLASS #8: THE CARDINAL EXPRESSIONS—DISGUST and JOY
Disgust & Joy - Part 1
Assignment #8: Posing Disgust and the Closed-mouth Smile.
CLASS #9: THE CARDINAL EXPRESSIONS—JOY (Cont.)
Joy - Part 2
Assignment #9: Posing the Open-mouth Smile.
CLASS #10: FINAL REVIEW
Final review, student presentations, critique & course summary