This script for Daz Studio will take care of posing the head, and optionally, the neck, chest, abdomen and hip, so that the face faces the current camera.
This script was suggested by Daz Forums member Tugpsx
The script is in the zip package found at the bottom of this page
unzip it in your daz content folder, typically C:\Program Files\DAZ\Studio\content\
once installed, it will appear in your content library, under Studio / Scripts / mcasual
A copy of this web page is also downloadable in a zip package.
Select a figure's head.
The script assumes the following chain of joints : head - neck - chest - abdomen - hip.
launch the script
it looks like this
select the playrange to be processed.
Select the bones (other than the head ) that participate in the twisting of the body required to bring the face to face the camera.
click on the Doit buttom
it should take only a few second ( or just one ) and the selected timerange will be keyframed.
by setting delay of a few frames, your character will still track the camera position, but with a delay. This reduces the intensity of the chase :)
Playrange is a loop
if the animation of the camera is a loop, check-marking this option, will make the delayed-tracking loop too.
Having a character track the camera with such precision may give slightly spooky results. I suggest the use of scripts like mcjDecimate, and mcjcyclefilter to loosen things up. For example, mcjCycle filter in "synth mode" with the "current" filter and a phase of -30 degrees, can give the character some lag, and the character's stare will look less intense.
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