advanced blend shape tips for blinks – PREVIEW

sticky lids, blinkles, and rolling lids - new terms for vfx - animation

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new technical terms to make your life easier (or harder)

While studying blinks for “Hot Tips for Animating Blinks,” I noticed some fine details and patterns that deserve their own terminology; so I coined some new words to help with your advanced artist needs. Enjoy.

    • rolling lids – the folding and rolling of the upper eyelid skin onto itself
    • sticky lids – the slight sticking of the eyelid skin onto itself, may occur within the inner eyelids or within the upper eyelid skin
    • blinkles – blink wrinkles, the small, unique wrinkles surrounding the eyelids that form during the act of blinking

    • blink turning point** – the moment when the downward motion of a blink (downstroke) stops and reverses to begin moving upward (upstroke).
      **
      I thought I made up the term “turning point” for blinks, but it’s a recognized concept in ophthalmology research.

rolling lids

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rolling lids preview

sticky lids

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blinkles

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blink wrinkles - blinkles

blink turning point

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blink turning point preview

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