I dunno... maybe my solution of using maya will work after all..
I ended up making some NURBS spheres and squashing them to almost disk-like objects
then I just made clusters out of the cvs and parent constrained them to some larger curves.
attached is my maya solution to this issue and an example of the eyes rendered angry
that's a "Ch" pronounced as a "K"
Computer skills I should have:
Maya, XSI, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Motion, Illustrator, Flash, Swift3D