Talking heads?

Is it possible to just animate entire heads in the mouth cycle, rather than just the mouths? Would there be any problem from the lip sync engine if I were to do that? Seems like it would be a lot less trouble…just make identical heads with the mouth in the different positions, and maybe throw in a eyelid layer for blinks. I can still tilt the head up and down, etc. ?

This would work, right? ???


If you make you heads and mouth accordingly you could actually use the lip-sync mapping on the head as well as the mouth. You just need to have the drawing named properly and fit the mouth shape in all the possible positions. Then map the lip-sync on both the mouth and the head element.