Blending Motion Clip to Create Custom Auto Motion

When you use the Auto Motion Settings panel, you are actually creating a custom profile for the actor to respond to the sound. However, if you want to create a custom or special auto motion profile, then you can import a Motion clip and blend it into the original auto motion to quickly generate a custom auto motion profile.

Blending a Motion Clip into an Auto Motion
  1. Create a custom motion clip via Facial Puppeteering or Face Key Editor (for only) features.
  2. Create a new project and add an actor. Apply a voice file to the actor in either Talk or Listen mode (in this example, the Talk mode is used).
  3. Apply an auto motion template from the library.
  4. Click the Auto Motion Settings button to open the panel and switch to the Global tab.
  5. In the Auto Motion Settings panel, optionally click the Load Current Actor & Audio button to replace the default ones in the panel.
  6. Click the Preview button to view the original auto motion.
  7. In the Motion Settings section, click the Open Motion File button to load the motion file created in step 1.
  8. Click the Preview button to view the blending result - the custom motion will be blend into the original auto motion.
    • Drag the Motion Strength slider to determine the extent that the motion clip affects the original auto motion.
    • Activate or deactivate the Blend Motion Clip box to temporarily view the motion with or without the motion clip blended in.
    • Click the Delete Motion button to remove the loaded motion clip.
  9. Click the Apply button to apply the modified auto motion profile to the current voice if you are satisfied with the blending result.