Furrows of fury

Over the last few days, I’ve been preparing for my upcoming lipsync work by rigging Ebon with new mouth and brow controls. The process turned out to be much less painful than I thought it would be. You can see the controllers in action above: one bone apiece for the upper and lower lips, plus some extra brow geometry that pokes through the skin when “anger lines” are called for.

While the results won’t win me any rigging awards, they should be more than enough to handle the sparse dialog in this two-minute scene. Ebon pretty much only has one mood anyway.

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