One thing… I was thinking of buying that book on expressions and lip-synch called Stop Staring. From reviews, it sounds like the book eventually steers you toward 40 blend shapes with a control rig (in Maya). In the FAQ he answers a question of why use “those circles and squares” instead of the “blendshape editor” and he responds that “With my setups you can control, in some cases, up to 6 shapes with one control, almost like being able to dynamically control 6 sliders at a time in the blendshape editor”.
For anyone that has the book, am I correct in thinking that this new feature of blender is similar to the rig in the book? That you could theoretically entirely duplicate his method using Blender instead of Maya?
I was thinking of buying the book since it is so highly recommended, and it’d certainly be cool if it was totally compatable with Blender (obviously with extra time taken to translate the Maya methods over to Blender).