Character Animator - Face Orientation Issues

Community Beginner ,
Aug 25, 2017 Aug 25, 2017

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Hey guys,

So I'm having some issues when I introduce the behavior Head Turning to my characters.  I'm getting some pulling/warping going on with the eyes as well as my eyelids don stay on the eyes.  As I turn they float off of them.  I tried checking all my tags and looked at my .ai file to see if I mislabeled anything or put it in the wrong order.  I can't see to see what I'm doing.  Some help would be much appreciated.

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Adobe Employee , Aug 25, 2017 Aug 25, 2017
Thanks for the file, I took a closer look - it looks like the lids aren't lined up in the artwork itself:That's the issue. Go back to the AI and toggle all those layers on to ensure they line up properly. That should do it!

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 25, 2017 Aug 25, 2017

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Ok so here is the link to download my character.  If you check it out please let me know what you find wrong.

Wink 2.puppet - Google Drive

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With head turns it may make sense to make more parts independent. Note Wilk from http://okaysamurai.com/puppets/ - his eyes, mouths, etc are all independent so they won't pull/warp during the turns. If this causes them to float off too, use the staple tool to keep them fixed into place.

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Ah ok I'll try using the staple tool.  I did download Wilk and studied him a lot.  I noticed only in the Frontal layer were more head parts independent then the other layers.  Was that done on purpose?  It just seem like I have something wrong going on.  I'll keep working on it.  Again thank you so much for getting back to me I really do appreciate it. 

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Just tried the staple tool and the pin tool.  My lids are all over the place.  It really doesn't make sense. 

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Thanks for the file, I took a closer look - it looks like the lids aren't lined up in the artwork itself:

Screen Shot 2017-08-25 at 9.47.53 AM.png

That's the issue. Go back to the AI and toggle all those layers on to ensure they line up properly. That should do it!

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Dave you are the man!  You were dead on!  I don't know how I missed that.  Thanks so much I truly appreciate all your help, i really do.  Love your tutorials keep them coming. 

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