Is there any way you could tell me how you create 2d animated eyes in maya? Or whatever it is that...

by Matthias Andre May 13, 2013

Q: Is there any way you could tell me how you create 2d animated eyes in maya? Or whatever it is that you do for the eyes on your low-poly characters so that they can blink or make different expressions? I would like to learn how to do it, but can't find any tutorials. Sorry!

It’s actually quite simple :). All you need to do is select the UVs you want to move in the uv editor, hit “s” on the keyboard to set a key frame, then move the time slider, move the uvs to where you want them and hit “s” again to set another key frame. Now you have animated uvs. If you move UVs over multiple frames you will get a  scrolling effect … could be used to animate pupils… If you change positions from one frame to the next you can change sets of eyes without the scrolling effect by just switching them out (depending on your playback settings of course). If it won’t let you set a key frame initially just try moving the UVs around a little before you set your first one. :)

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