1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 10, 2015 11:21 AM by Dan Ramirez

    Using Character Animator for BAD-LIP- Reading?


      Hi,  I'm playing around with Character Animator.  I'm a doc filmmaker so its a bit out of the norm for me.  But I was making a "bad-lip reading" spoof if you are not familiar with this here's a link.  Bad Lip Reading - YouTube

      The spoof is for a fundraising campaign for my daughter's school so its the perfect time to just learn what is possible with character animator with no real client pressure. Ok basically the clip almost works but I want a couple of words to hit a little better with the mouth.  So can I take a head shot of the video clip that I have already applied detailed face video tracking to in after affects import that into photoshop and make a png with all the layers and then import the png into Character Animator.  Animate the mouth to my audio and then import it back into after affects and add it to the scene.   Not sure if that will work at all?  Any ideas on how to make the sync fit better - do you know any tricks that Bad-Lip reading may do to produce such great results?    Thanks - LD

        • 1. Re: Using Character Animator for BAD-LIP- Reading?
          Dan Ramirez Adobe Employee

          What makes Bad Lip Reading so brilliant is the fact that they don't(to my knowledge) do any editing of the video. They just expertly voice to the mouth movements.


          You can definitely create a character from video footage, but I don't think you'll be able to use Character Animator to "fix" little parts of your video. The edit will pop out really obviously. If you use Character, you'd want to do the entire sequence in Character. The end result would be more in the style of JibJab.


          "do you know any tricks that Bad-Lip reading may do to produce such great results?"


          I don't know for certain, but I bet they just mute the audio, then try and lip read the results. The more absurd, the better.