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whattawa
04-01-2004, 01:28 PM
Videos are being put up at the Mimic Forum over at DAZ due to requests that we all get to see the raw output. You need to register to view/post there, but it should be worth it since all Mimic stuff will be there.

http://forum.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?p=31824#31824

mgreenway
04-01-2004, 06:09 PM
I really don't want to registor just to watch the Demo.
and I have been waiting for it too.:(

ericsmith
04-01-2004, 07:08 PM
I'm going to post my own sample later tonight. It will be on my server so you won't need to register to see it. There are some tutorials that I wrote for it that you will have to go to the Daz forums for, however. I'll post a link to the movie here.

Eric

Zafar Iqbal
04-01-2004, 08:43 PM
Yeah, thats really flain follish to haveing visitors register for stuff like that :(

ericsmith
04-02-2004, 12:02 AM
So here's my quick sample:

mimic sample (http://www.imotionstudio.com/mimic.mov)

There's two different setup methods going on here. The first (the head on the left) is to create a seperate morph for each phoneme in mimic, and the second (on the right) uses simpler morphs, like open mouth, pucker, etc, blended together at varying strengths to create the different phonemes. The latter technique is really nice, as it produces very smooth animation, and is easier to adjust and fine tune right inside Mimic, so you don't have to constantly go back to modeler if your morphs don't look quite right.

Eric.

P.S. If you're willing to register, you can see a couple of pretty comprehensive tutorials on how this works on the DAZ forum at www.daz3d.com.

whattawa
04-02-2004, 09:55 AM
Thanks Eric for posting here. Sorry, guys, that you have to register. I don't make the rules and I do understand not wanting to register just to see some animations. There will be more than just that on that forum, so those who are really interested in Mimic might want to spend the few extra minutes to register. Also, those that end up buying Mimic will already be registered to the forum because they register when they buy Mimic, I believe...

How about I show you one of them here so you can have another example? This character is by Jonn Gorden of Zero Gravity Entertainment. This one does have phonemes and such and is a fun one to lip sync with. Setup was quick with this one. Some of you might recognize the packaging. :)

http://www.daz3d.com/Mimic/mimic_video/LWBox_Web.mov

Just a note, many of the other animations I posted were of figures that weren't necessarily meant for lip sync, having only a morph to open and close the mouth and maybe a smile. Those are fun to see because some of them had nice results. Just goes to show that you don't always have to follow what we suggest is necessary for lip sync. With Mimic, there is no set way you have to do it, which is the power of Mimic.