Rhubarb Lipsync + Blender: Animated Textures (like with Lego)

(yogyog) #1

The 5th and final episode of the Rhubarb and Blender pentogy (like a trilogy, but with 5) of tutorials. This time we animate textures - with virtual Lego!

00:00 - Intro
00:24 - Downloading and installing
01:14 - Separating the mouth
05:42 - UV Projecting the mouth
08:38 - Rigging the UV project
10:21 - Setting up the pose Library
12:29 - Setting up Rhubarb Lipsync
12:45 - Setting up audio playback
14:56 - Running Rhubarb
15:40 - Constant Interpolation

Rhubarb lipsinc: https://github.com/DanielSWolf/rhubarb-lip-sync
Rhubarb Lipsinc Download: https://github.com/DanielSWolf/rhubarb-lip-sync/releases
Rhubarb Lipsync for Blender: https://github.com/scaredyfish/blender-rhubarb-lipsync
Minifig Model: https://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/69499
(other CGI minifigs are available)
Mouths Texture: https://i0.wp.com/yogyog.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/mouths.png

(JustNat Bros) #2

Cool, this looks interesting.

(yogyog) #3

It’s the last in a 5 part series of tutorials on Rhubarb - an open-source automated lipsync command line program used in Thimbleweed Park by Ron Gilbert.

(Joshea) #4

Manuel Bastioni Rhubarb Tutorial - Cleaner version

The black box message keeps popping up after I press the Rhubarb lipsync button (see attached) Everything else works perfectly in manual mode. I’ll also attach a pic of the Rhubarb Lipsync menu completed.
Any thoughts on why this is not engaging would be appreciated.

I fixed my original problem of a greyed out Rhubarb lipsync button by selecting the five expressions in the pose mode.

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(yogyog) #5

Try converting the sound-file into a wav - that might help.

(Blender Foundation CERTIFIED TRAINER) #6

Thank you very much! Do you know if they will port it to Blender 2.8?
Thanks for that impressive series!

(yogyog) #7

I’ve not actually asked Scaredyfish this - I hope so! I have no idea how complex porting an addon is! I also hope that MHX2 (MakeHuman Exchange 2) gets ported.