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Mouth Opened Animation Trigger

  • Hi Neel!

    Adding 2D Animation

    You can import both 2D images and gif into Studio. To bring it in, simply drag the file into the Resources panel. Then in your Objects panel, you can press Add New and select Billboard (display animation on the screen), Sprite (display animation in 3D space), Face Sprite (display animation attached to the face). 

    Take a look at for more information. Additionally, you can import directly from Giphy. Take a look at for details. 

    Starting Particle on Mouth Opened

    Yes, you can start a particle on mouth opened. First open the Particles template to make the particles you want to emit. Take a look at the Particles template guide for all the controls you can do.

    Then, follow the "Exporting & Importing Particles" section in the guide to bring your particle into your lens project. 

    Finally, to get it to play on mouth opened, we need to use a script so that we can control the time in the particle system. To do this, first lets tell our particle to use an external time. 

    In the Resources panel, select your particle material and check the "External Time" box. 

    Then let's use a script to tell the particle system the time. In your Resources panel, click Add New > Script. Then select the new script in your Resources panel and paste this code in the Inspector Panel:

    var playingParticles = false;

    function onMouthOpened(time)
    global.controlTime = getTime();
    playingParticles = true;
    var mouthOpenedEvent = script.createEvent("MouthOpenedEvent");

    function onUpdate (time)
    if (playingParticles) {

    global.animTime = global.controlTime - getTime();
    var positiveTime = -animTime * 0.5;

    .externalTimeInput = positiveTime;
    var updateEvent = script.createEvent("UpdateEvent");

    What this code is doing is, when you open your mouth, it tells the script that we should play particles. Then every frame update when we are playing particles, we increment the time in our particle system. 

    Put this script where ever the Mesh Visual for your particle is. and set it to "Initialized" 

    Now, when you open your mouth, your particle should play!

    Don't forget to show us what you make!





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