Eyelid flexes don't work

I’m trying to take one of the Enhanced Citizen models and turn it into a player model, i’ve got it working perfectly fine except the flexes that control the eyelids, left/right_lid_raiser, left/right_lid_droop, left/right_lid_tightener, left/right_lid_closer, half_closed, and blink, all other facial flexes work though

Not sure if pasting the VTA is of any help, so i’ll just post this segment of the QC


$model "male_07" "male_07_reference.smd" {
     flexfile "mdldecompiler_expressions.vta" {
          flex "AU42" frame 5
          flexpair "AU1" 1.0 frame 6
          flexpair "AU2" 1.0 frame 7
          flexpair "AU4" 1.0 frame 8
          flexpair "AU1AU2" 1.0 frame 9
          flexpair "AU12" 1.0 frame 10
          flex "AU12AU25" frame 11
          flexpair "AU15" 1.0 frame 12
          flexpair "AU17" 1.0 frame 13
          flexpair "AU10" 1.0 frame 14
          flex "AU16" frame 15
          flexpair "AU6" 1.0 frame 16
          flexpair "AU9" 1.0 frame 17
          flexpair "AU25" 1.0 frame 18
          flexpair "AU18" 1.0 frame 19
          flexpair "AU22" 1.0 frame 20
          flexpair "AU20" 1.0 frame 21
          flex "AU32" frame 22
          flex "AU24" frame 23
          flex "AU38" frame 24
          flex "AU31" frame 25
          flexpair "AU26" 1.0 frame 26
          flexpair "AU27" 1.0 frame 27
     }
     // If you uncomment the following lines the eyes will be closed
     // I'm including it anyway in case anyone wants to experiment
     // eyelid  upper_right "mdldecompiler_expressions.vta" lowerer 1 -0.162700 neutral 1 0.171600 raiser 1 0.264200 split 0.1 eyeball righteye
     // eyelid  lower_right "mdldecompiler_expressions.vta" lowerer 2 -0.262300 neutral 2 -0.192600 raiser 2 -0.023100  split 0.1 eyeball righteye
     // If you uncomment the following lines the eyes will be closed
     // I'm including it anyway in case anyone wants to experiment
     // eyelid  upper_left "mdldecompiler_expressions.vta" lowerer 3 -0.162700 neutral 3 0.171600 raiser 3 0.264200 split -0.1 eyeball lefteye
     // eyelid  lower_left "mdldecompiler_expressions.vta" lowerer 4 -0.262300 neutral 4 -0.192600 raiser 4 -0.023100  split -0.1 eyeball lefteye
     mouth 0 "mouth"  ValveBiped.Bip01_Head1 0.000 1.000 0.000
     flexcontroller eyelid right_lid_raiser "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller eyelid left_lid_raiser "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller eyelid right_lid_tightener "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller eyelid left_lid_tightener "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller eyelid right_lid_droop "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller eyelid left_lid_droop "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller eyelid right_lid_closer "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller eyelid left_lid_closer "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller eyelid half_closed "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller eyelid blink "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller brow right_inner_raiser "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller brow left_inner_raiser "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller brow right_outer_raiser "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller brow left_outer_raiser "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller brow right_lowerer "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller brow left_lowerer "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller nose right_cheek_raiser "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller nose left_cheek_raiser "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller nose wrinkler "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller nose dilator "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller mouth right_upper_raiser "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller mouth left_upper_raiser "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller mouth right_corner_puller "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller mouth left_corner_puller "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller mouth right_corner_depressor "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller mouth left_corner_depressor "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller mouth chin_raiser "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller phoneme right_part "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller phoneme left_part "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller phoneme right_puckerer "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller phoneme left_puckerer "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller phoneme right_funneler "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller phoneme left_funneler "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller phoneme right_stretcher "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller phoneme left_stretcher "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller phoneme bite "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller phoneme presser "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller phoneme tightener "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller phoneme jaw_clencher "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller phoneme jaw_drop "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller phoneme right_mouth_drop "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller phoneme left_mouth_drop "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller mouth smile "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller mouth lower_lip "range" 0.000 1.000
     flexcontroller head head_rightleft "range" -30.000 30.000
     flexcontroller head head_updown "range" -15.000 15.000
     flexcontroller head head_tilt "range" -15.000 15.000
     flexcontroller eyes eyes_updown "range" -30.000 30.000
     flexcontroller eyes eyes_rightleft "range" -30.000 30.000
     flexcontroller body body_rightleft "range" -30.000 30.000
     flexcontroller chest chest_rightleft "range" -30.000 30.000
     flexcontroller head head_forwardback "range" -0.200 0.200
     flexcontroller gesture gesture_updown "range" -1.000 1.000
     flexcontroller gesture gesture_rightleft "range" -1.000 1.000
    localvar upper_right_raiser
    %upper_right_raiser = ( right_lid_raiser * (( 1.000 - ( right_lid_droop *  0.800)) * (( 1.000 -  right_lid_closer) * ( 1.000 -  blink))))
    localvar upper_right_neutral
    %upper_right_neutral = (( 1.000 - ( right_lid_droop *  0.800)) * (( 1.000 -  right_lid_raiser) * (( 1.000 -  right_lid_closer) * ( 1.000 -  blink))))
    localvar upper_right_lowerer
    %upper_right_lowerer = ( right_lid_closer + ( blink * ( 1.000 -  right_lid_closer)))
    localvar upper_left_raiser
    %upper_left_raiser = ( left_lid_raiser * (( 1.000 - ( left_lid_droop *  0.800)) * (( 1.000 -  left_lid_closer) * ( 1.000 -  blink))))
    localvar upper_left_neutral
    %upper_left_neutral = (( 1.000 - ( left_lid_droop *  0.800)) * (( 1.000 -  left_lid_raiser) * (( 1.000 -  left_lid_closer) * ( 1.000 -  blink))))
    localvar upper_left_lowerer
    %upper_left_lowerer = ( left_lid_closer + ( blink * ( 1.000 -  left_lid_closer)))
    localvar lower_right_raiser
    %lower_right_raiser = ( right_lid_closer + ( blink * ( 0.500 * ( 1.000 -  right_lid_closer))))
    localvar lower_right_neutral
    %lower_right_neutral = (( 1.000 -  right_lid_closer) * (( 1.000 - ( 0.500 *  blink)) * (( 1.000 - ( right_lid_tightener *  0.500)) * ( 1.000 - ( right_cheek_raiser *  0.250)))))
    localvar lower_right_lowerer
    %lower_right_lowerer =  0.000
    localvar lower_left_raiser
    %lower_left_raiser = ( left_lid_closer + ( blink * ( 0.500 * ( 1.000 -  left_lid_closer))))
    localvar lower_left_neutral
    %lower_left_neutral = (( 1.000 -  left_lid_closer) * (( 1.000 - ( 0.500 *  blink)) * (( 1.000 - ( left_lid_tightener *  0.500)) * ( 1.000 - ( left_cheek_raiser *  0.250)))))
    localvar lower_left_lowerer
    %lower_left_lowerer =  0.000
    %AU1R = ( right_inner_raiser * (( 1.000 -  right_outer_raiser) * ( 1.000 -  right_lowerer)))
    %AU1L = ( left_inner_raiser * (( 1.000 -  left_outer_raiser) * ( 1.000 -  left_lowerer)))
    %AU2R = ( right_outer_raiser * (( 1.000 -  right_inner_raiser) * ( 1.000 -  right_lowerer)))
    %AU2L = ( left_outer_raiser * (( 1.000 -  left_inner_raiser) * ( 1.000 -  left_lowerer)))
    %AU1AU2R = ( right_inner_raiser * ( right_outer_raiser * ( 1.000 -  right_lowerer)))
    %AU1AU2L = ( left_inner_raiser * ( left_outer_raiser * ( 1.000 -  left_lowerer)))
    %AU4R =  right_lowerer
    %AU4L =  left_lowerer
    %AU6R =  right_cheek_raiser
    %AU6L =  left_cheek_raiser
    %AU9R =  wrinkler
    %AU9L =  wrinkler
    %AU38 =  dilator
    localvar right_open
    %right_open = ( smile + (( right_part * ( 1.000 -  smile)) + ( right_puckerer + ( right_funneler + (( right_upper_raiser *  0.500) + ( lower_lip *  0.500))))))
    localvar left_open
    %left_open = ( smile + (( left_part * ( 1.000 -  smile)) + ( left_puckerer + ( left_funneler + (( left_upper_raiser *  0.500) + ( lower_lip *  0.500))))))
    localvar right_lip_suppressor
    %right_lip_suppressor = (( 1.000 /  %right_open) * (( 1.000 -  presser) * ( 1.000 -  bite)))
    localvar left_lip_suppressor
    %left_lip_suppressor = (( 1.000 /  %left_open) * (( 1.000 -  presser) * ( 1.000 -  bite)))
    %AU10R = ( right_upper_raiser * ( right_upper_raiser * ( 0.500 *  %right_lip_suppressor)))
    %AU10L = ( left_upper_raiser * ( left_upper_raiser * ( 0.500 *  %left_lip_suppressor)))
    %AU25R = ( right_part * (( right_part *  %right_lip_suppressor) * ( 1.000 -  smile)))
    %AU25L = ( left_part * (( left_part *  %left_lip_suppressor) * ( 1.000 -  smile)))
    %AU12AU25 = ( smile * ( smile * ( 0.500 * ( %right_lip_suppressor +  %left_lip_suppressor))))
    %AU18R = ( right_puckerer * ( right_puckerer *  %right_lip_suppressor))
    %AU18L = ( left_puckerer * ( left_puckerer *  %left_lip_suppressor))
    %AU22R = ( right_funneler * ( right_funneler *  %right_lip_suppressor))
    %AU22L = ( left_funneler * ( left_funneler *  %left_lip_suppressor))
    %AU17R = ( chin_raiser * (( 1.000 - ( jaw_drop *  0.500)) * (( 1.000 -  bite) * (( 1.000 - ( 0.600 * ( %AU25R + ( %AU18R +  %AU22R)))) * ( 1.000 -  smile)))))
    %AU17L = ( chin_raiser * (( 1.000 - ( jaw_drop *  0.500)) * (( 1.000 -  bite) * (( 1.000 - ( 0.600 * ( %AU25L + ( %AU18L +  %AU22L)))) * ( 1.000 -  smile)))))
    localvar right_depressor_suppressor
    %right_depressor_suppressor = (( 1.000 / (( %AU18R *  0.800) + (( %AU22R *  0.800) + ( %AU17R + ( bite + ( right_corner_puller + ( right_stretcher +  right_corner_depressor))))))) * (( 1.000 - ( jaw_drop *  0.500)) * ( 1.000 - ( smile *  0.500))))
    localvar left_depressor_suppressor
    %left_depressor_suppressor = (( 1.000 / (( %AU18L *  0.800) + (( %AU22L *  0.800) + ( %AU17L + ( bite + ( left_corner_puller + ( left_stretcher +  left_corner_depressor))))))) * (( 1.000 - ( jaw_drop *  0.500)) * ( 1.000 - ( smile *  0.500))))
    %AU15R = ( right_corner_depressor * ( right_corner_depressor *  %right_depressor_suppressor))
    %AU15L = ( left_corner_depressor * ( left_corner_depressor *  %left_depressor_suppressor))
    localvar right_corner_suppressor
    %right_corner_suppressor = (( 1.000 / (( %AU18R *  0.800) + (( %AU22R *  0.800) + ( %AU17R + ( bite + ( right_corner_puller + ( right_stretcher +  right_corner_depressor))))))) * (( 1.000 - ( jaw_drop *  0.500)) * ( 1.000 -  smile)))
    localvar left_corner_suppressor
    %left_corner_suppressor = (( 1.000 / (( %AU18L *  0.800) + (( %AU22L *  0.800) + ( %AU17L + ( bite + ( left_corner_puller + ( left_stretcher +  left_corner_depressor))))))) * (( 1.000 - ( jaw_drop *  0.500)) * ( 1.000 -  smile)))
    %AU12R = ( right_corner_puller * ( right_corner_puller *  %right_corner_suppressor))
    %AU12L = ( left_corner_puller * ( left_corner_puller *  %left_corner_suppressor))
    %AU20R = ( right_stretcher * ( right_stretcher *  %right_corner_suppressor))
    %AU20L = ( left_stretcher * ( left_stretcher *  %left_corner_suppressor))
    %AU32 =  bite
    %AU24 = ( presser + (( 1.000 -  presser) *  tightener))
    %AU31 = ( jaw_clencher * ( jaw_clencher / ( jaw_clencher +  jaw_drop)))
    localvar right_drop_suppressor
    %right_drop_suppressor = (( 1.000 / (( 0.500 *  %right_open) +  right_mouth_drop)) * (( 1.000 -  presser) * ( 1.000 -  bite)))
    localvar left_drop_suppressor
    %left_drop_suppressor = (( 1.000 / (( 0.500 *  %left_open) +  left_mouth_drop)) * (( 1.000 -  presser) * ( 1.000 -  bite)))
    localvar right_drop
    %right_drop = ( right_mouth_drop * ( right_mouth_drop *  %right_drop_suppressor))
    localvar left_drop
    %left_drop = ( left_mouth_drop * ( left_mouth_drop *  %left_drop_suppressor))
    %AU26R = ( jaw_drop * (( 1.000 -  %right_drop) * ( jaw_drop / ( jaw_clencher +  jaw_drop))))
    %AU26L = ( jaw_drop * (( 1.000 -  %left_drop) * ( jaw_drop / ( jaw_clencher +  jaw_drop))))
    %AU27R = ( jaw_drop * ( %right_drop * ( jaw_drop / ( jaw_clencher +  jaw_drop))))
    %AU27L = ( jaw_drop * ( %left_drop * ( jaw_drop / ( jaw_clencher +  jaw_drop))))
    %AU16 = ( lower_lip * (( lower_lip * ( 0.250 * ( %right_lip_suppressor +  %left_lip_suppressor))) * ( 1.000 - ( 0.500 * ( %AU27R +  %AU27L)))))
    localvar mouth
    %mouth = (( %AU27R *  0.500) + (( %AU27L *  0.500) + (( %AU22R *  0.350) + (( %AU22L *  0.350) + (( %AU18R *  0.250) + (( %AU18L *  0.250) + (( %AU25R *  0.350) + (( %AU25L *  0.350) + (( %AU32 *  0.500) + ( %AU12AU25 + ((( %AU27R +  %AU27L) * ( 0.500 *  0.700)) + ( %AU16 *  0.400))))))))))))
}

I’ve been trying to figure this out on my own and by taking code left and right from Bloocobalt’s enhanced Male 07 and Half Life 2’s Male 07 and i haven’t made any good progress, i’ve just broken the flexes, been back to square one with all except the eyelid flexes working, or put flexes on other sliders

You need to find the correct frames which are being used for the eyelids, uncomment the eyelid flexes and set the correct frames.

In this segment.

Changing the 1, 2, 3 and 4 values in that segment do change how closed the eyes are, but it doesn’t fix the flex sliders not changing anything, i’ve tried taking various numbers from the VTA that comes before the coordinates of the corresponding frame (such as 780, 463 and 782), i also tried changing those other values so that lowerer is in the negatives, neutral is neutral, and raiser is positive, but that didn’t seem to change anything

You need to change the 1. You know that the 1 sets eye flex to close. you still need to find the raiser and neutral. and change the flex number for those. While keeping the lowerer at 1.

Okay, i don’t know why i didn’t think of that at any point but thanks, now the eyes are working

Is there a way to know what value to use for neutral and raiser? Or is it just a trial and error thing?

I don’t get it, frame 1 is upper_right coordinates, upper_right is what i’m trying to get working, but setting it’s frame as 1 makes it closed, but that’s the only corresponding frame, this isn’t making any sense to me :frowning:

Usually trial and error. But most of the frames tend to be close to each other. The reason they are so oddly placed on the enhanced citizens is because they were made with a second VTA if I recall correctly, which might muck up the decompiler even more than usual.

That said, I do recommend you ask bloo about turning them into playermodels first. They’re his work.

besides bloo can probably give you the source files if he’s fine with it

So that explains why the VTA is lacking nearly all of it’s frames, there’s only 1 frame under skeleton and vertexanimation, and because of that reason, i just decompiled Half Life 2’s Male 07 and just used the VTA and flex data from that

I was considering doing that, but i wanted to have some amount of progress first so that i have proof of being capable of making them into player models

Just wanted to drop by to say that i got the eye flexes working as they should, the only issue is how they affect the eyelids is not as noticeable or as good as it is with the Half Life 2 citizens or Bloocobalt’s citizens, i doubt there’s anything i can do about that just by editing something in the QC, it’s probably something to do with the VTA, which i have no way of actually editing

So it works as best as it can for the time being, i’m not sure if i’m gonna be working on the other citizens just yet as i’m waiting for a response from Bloocobalt

On the topic of the eyelid flexes not working as they should, they’re even more broken in the Source Filmmaker, but i can’t worry about that considering the situation and being intended to be player models for Garry’s Mod anyway