Recipe 19 - Blinking is Thinking

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What You Will Learn

You will discover the power of blinking in animation. When your character blinks, your audience will become more engaged with it’s emotions. You will learn how to create the illusion of eye movements and blinking in a way that will make your characters more natural and life-like. 

You will explore and discover the optimum timing for blinks. This will be accomplished by experimenting with the math. 

Why Is This Important?

In animation we look for ways to create the illusion of life. When you master the art of blinking, along with facial expressions and talking formulas, your characters will look like they are thinking. Your audience will think right along with them. Looking at a character blinking creates a connection between your audience and your character. For some mysterious reason, blinking means thinking.