This class assignment’s objective was to create a facial rig utilizing a series of blendshapes, but to also practice good weight painting and topology. In order to sculpt over 70 blendshapes I used Autodesk Mudbox in conjunction with Autodesk Maya to make the process more efficient. Each blendshape’s weight value is tied to the translation or custom attribute of a curve to create the desired deformation on the models surface. Corrective blendshapes were utilized in the smiling, frowning, eyebrow angry, eyebrow sad, and eyelids.
Disclaimer: I did not create the original model for this rig. I only retopologized the high resolution model.