How do animators set up facial animation? What do they use as references? Emma Shih, one of the many amazing animators behind the animation of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, showed how the dealt with her scenes.
The talented artist has recently shared a cool video featuring her reference work. It demonstrates the live-action materials she used to set up her scenes. Her reference turned out to be herself, and it’s actually a quite popular decision
The video shows how Shih became a part of the iconic diner scene, and how she portrayed Gwen Stacy. Sometimes the best decision is to do something strange alone in a room.
Also, check out her animation reel:
Discuss the story and share other useful techniques for references in the comments.
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