Soon after the announcement at SIGGRAPH, Reallusion and Faceware Technologies are giving artist a new method to achieve professional quality facial capture that speeds up production time and character animation with iClone 7 and Faceware Realtime for iClone.
This collaboration opens up new avenues for independent creators and studios of all sizes that can now access facial mo-cap tools that are fast, accurate and markerless via webcam.
The live or recorded performances can drive natural human facial expressions and head movements on animated characters translating Faceware’s 42-point Face ID tracking to iClone 7’s current total of 60 Facial Morphs.
“Faces are one of the hardest parts of the human body to animate, but with iClone 7 and Faceware Realtime for iClone, the process is now drastically easier for iClone users and those just getting started in the profession,” said Peter Busch, VP of business development at Faceware Technologies. “The package is packed with powerful, yet intuitive, features that will enable animators at every level to produce some really great facial animation. We can’t wait to see what iClone users create,” he added.
Available for PC, the solution is fast to set up with a simple one-click technology training and the ability to adjust on-the-fly for best results. It also has optional live audio recording during capture sessions that can be used to generate lip sync data and in turn blended with the motion capture. And users get instant, dynamic feedback through tracking data meters.