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# 1 13-10-2005 , 09:03 AM
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blendshapes or joint controlled facial rigs?

so guys, i saw a showreel of a guy called Joe Sandstrom at he has used the method of achieving facial deformations with the help of joints.
i thought that was indeed a nice idea, as the results i have been getting with blendshapes hasn't satisfied me all that much.
it seems that using blendshapes is always a bit limiting; as there are only a number of expressions that you can model beforehand. whereas joint controlled facial rig might give more control to the animators. but i think the setup would be very tough...
how about you guys out there? what sort of rig do you like to use? which one do you think is a better option?