Of course this needs to be shared first:
I checked, but some of my tutorials are currently sadly offline. Since we have our office closed until Monday, I fear that only a few are available:
I did this series based on one of my movies. This movie was printed on celluloid and went along a one-year festival circuit. It won quite a few awards (not feeding my ego here, just telling you that this work had its fire-proof on the big screen. This one is now a decade old, but most techniques haven’t really changed.
Note that after a certain distance the parallax is not that noticeable anymore, and even an image will not show up just falt (Given a limited camera move)
Here is a very short demo, perhaps that gives some ideas:
All in all, this is pretty much all about Camera-Mapping and Digital Matte-Painting. Both have more and more merged into one discipline over the past decades.
You will find on my YouTube channel more about this subject, and how to use images to get quickly a scene established, like with the music video:
This has two parts, facial capture and body capture. In each case, the receiving character needs either a mesh that fits the mesh of the face, or the Blend-Shapes have to set up newly.
In post #8, I describe a quick way to adapt to the character.
MovesByMaxon has a help button, and it describes how to set up the PoseMorph to a new Character. This does not transfer the blend-shapes (the partial expressions) of the mesh, only the amount of each pose is transferred.
If you like to transfer the Joint animation, then the Rig needs to be the same. One could write an Xpresso to connect similar joints, but my experience is, it will not really be a great idea in the long run.
Post #15 shows a little bit about this, but it is tricky, and I wouldn’t really suggest it for a long term project. It’s more of a hack.
I hope that gives you some ideas.
If you have a question, please start a new thread as we now have several topics here, and it will be hard to find something here if it is all so mixed up (I started it, I admit!), but I like to keep things organized nevertheless.
My best wishes, and keep up your motivation!