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Faceware Technologies Releases Faceware Live 2.0
News: Faceware Technologies Releases Faceware Live 2.0Upgraded Real-Time Facial Technology Includes Faster Calibration, Enhanced Face Tracking, Unity Support and More
Faceware Technologies, the leading provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has upgraded and released version 2.0 of its real-time facial mocap and animation product, Faceware Live. Originally announced at Siggraph 2013, the first version of Faceware Live has been in testing at a handful of studios since last Fall. Demos of the upgraded solution will be available in Faceware Technologies' booth #653 at Siggraph 2014, Aug 12-14.
published 3 weeks ago   read more
PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”
News: PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”Leading Render Farm Management Software Qube! Speeds Up Production Schedule and Capitalizes on Existing Hardware for Developing Feature
When a University of Portsmouth professor wanted to give his students more hands-on work, he set his sights high: a feature length film in full CG. After the shock of such an ambitious undertaking wore off around campus, a small team of technicians started brainstorming how to make it happen. This process led them to the idea of sponsors, which in turn led them to render farm management experts, PipelineFX.
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Faceware Technologies Partners with Binari Sonori to Offer New Video-Based Localization Service
New Service Provides Simultaneous Video and Voiceover Capture to Significantly Increase the Quality of Localization in Video Games
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has partnered with pioneering localization service provider, Binari Sonori, to launch a new video-based localization service. The service uses Faceware's professional headcam systems to capture video of a voice actor's performance at the same time that the audio is being captured, providing both actors and animators with time-saving video reference for localization. The service launches today.
published 4 months ago   read more
Bungie’s Destiny® to Use Faceware
Bungie Chooses Faceware’s Facial Mo-Cap Products to Help Breathe Life into Destiny’s Characters
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that video game developer, Bungie, Inc., has chosen to use Faceware’s Professional Facial Motion Capture Product Line to add lifelike expressions and human-realistic emotions to Destiny’s characters.
published 5 months ago   read more
Faceware Tech Launches New Indie Facial Mocap Package
News: Faceware Tech Launches New Indie Facial Mocap PackageFaceware Offers Complete Facial Mo-Cap Package For Indie Game Studios; Upgrades Pro Versions Of Software And Hardware
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has launched a new package in its Facial Mocap Professional Product Line targeted at independent and mobile game developers and artists. Called the “Indie Facial Mocap Package”, it includes the lite versions of Faceware’s software, Analyzer™ and Retargeter™, and a GoPro® Headcam facial performance capture kit. In addition, Faceware has also updated its Pro Facial Mocap Package with enhancements to Faceware Analyzer 2.0™ Pro and a new HD Headcam Pro system. The entire suite of new products will be on display in Faceware’s booth at GDC 2014: Booth 735.
published 6 months ago   read more
Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with Vicon
News: Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with ViconMocap and motion tracking companies partner to provide studios with greater flexibility in the facial and full-performance motion capture process
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has entered into a global partnership with Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defense, life sciences and engineering industries. The partnership will focus on providing mocap studios and service providers with more hardware and software options for capturing, analyzing and re-targeting facial and full-body mocap data.
published 7 months ago   read more
Faceware Technologies Upgrades its Entire Professional Facial Motion Capture Product Line
Faceware Tech adds major feature upgrades and new pricing options to Analyzer, Retargeter and Faceware Headcam Systems
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has launched new upgrades to its Professional Facial Motion Capture Product Line, a start-to-finish facial mocap tool suite built to capture, analyze and transfer human emotion into digital facial performances. Most recently, Faceware products were used on the billion-dollar success "Grand Theft Auto V." The new product line now includes two versions of Analyzer 2.0, Retargeter 4.0 and two Headcam options, an entry-level GoPro® Headcam Kit and more robust Professional Headcam system. Each product has been crafted to help artists achieve higher quality results earlier in the animation process. The new software versions also boast an updated pricing model with flexible options for fixed licenses and no longer a cost per second to export data.
published 11 months ago   read more
Faceware Technologies Unveils Realtime Product, Faceware Live, at SIGGRAPH 2013
News: Faceware Technologies Unveils Realtime Product, Faceware Live, at SIGGRAPH 2013Faceware Live captures and transfers live facial performances to 3D facial rigs in real time
Faceware Technologies, the leading provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced a new realtime product: Faceware Live. The new software solution, which will be available in Q4, 2013, captures a live actor’s facial performance with any video source, and instantly transfers that performance to a 3D character in real time. Faceware Live will be on display at this year’s Siggraph, booth #809 (July 23-25, 2013).
published 1 year ago   read more
DreamWorks Animation to Present Session on the Art of "The Croods" & "Turbo," While Pixomondo to Present "The Making of Oblivion" During Production Pipeline Expo;
News: DreamWorks Animation to Present Session on the Art of "The Croods" & "Turbo," While Pixomondo to Present "The Making of Oblivion" During Production Pipeline Expo;"Cinema 4" Session and Final List of Guest Speakers Also Announced
The inaugural Production Pipeline Expo, which will be held May 3-4 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, will showcase two special sessions. DreamWorks Animation will present a session on the Art of “The Croods” and “Turbo,” while Pixomondo will present a session about the FX work included within Universal Pictures’ hit film “Oblivion.” The announcement was made today by the expo's founder/originator Anthony Horn, most recently Director of Marketing and Development for the Visual Effects Society.
published 1 year ago   read more
Venue for "Production Pipeline Expo" May 3-4 has been Changed to Raleigh Studios in Hollywood
First Annual Event to Showcase New "Joust" Software; Latest List of Guest Speakers Announced
The venue for the first annual “Production Pipeline Expo” has been changed to RALEIGH STUDIOS,5300 Melrose Ave, Stages 10 and 14, Hollywood, CA, 90038. The two day event takes place May 3-4. The announcement was made today by Anthony Horn, Founder of the event.
published 1 year ago   read more
Inaugural "Production Pipeline Expo" To Launch May 3-4 at Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hanger
First Annual Visual Effects and Animation Expo to Present Expert Panels, Guest Speakers and Educational Sessions
What originally began as the “Career Fair & Technology Expos” of 2011 and 2012 has evolved into a brand new, two-day event, entitled the “Production Pipeline Expo.” This inaugural event, which will be held May 3-4 at the Barker Hanger (Santa Monica Airport,) has been designed as a full blown visual effects and animation expo, complete with expert panels, “must see” presentations, best in class educational sessions, provocative speakers, and an unprecedented level of attendee talent with an eye on new opportunities. The announcement was made today by the expo’s founder/originator Anthony Horn, most recently Director of Marketing and Development for the Visual Effects Society.
published 1 year ago   read more
Faceware Technologies Unveils Retargeter 4.0 with AutoSolve
News: Faceware Technologies Unveils Retargeter 4.0 with AutoSolveNew software upgrade creates quality markerless facial motion capture from video at unprecedented speed
Faceware Technologies, the leading provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today unveiled Retargeter 4.0, a major upgrade to its award-winning Faceware software. The new software’s key features, which include AutoSolve, Expression Sets, Tracking Visualization, Shared Pose Thumbnails and Batch Processing, focus on automating more of the facial motion capture process, as well as simplifying creative collaboration. The new software will be on display at this year’s Game Developers Conference in booth #1036 (March 27-29).
published 1 year ago   read more
Faceware Technologies Brings a New Face to the Asian Animation Market
Faceware Technologies signs two reseller agreements to aggressively target Japan and China with its Facial Motion Capture Technology
Faceware Technologies, a leading provider of 3D facial motion capture solutions for the video game, film, television and commercial industries, today announced that it has dramatically increased its foothold in the Asian market by signing two new resellers: Japan’s Crescent Inc,. the exclusive distributor of Vicon Motion Capture Systems to the Japanese entertainment market, and Beijing Ou-Lei Technology, Co, Ltd., a successful supplier of entertainment equipment & solutions in China.
published 2 years ago   read more
Faceware Technologies Launches Free Educational Program
News: Faceware Technologies Launches Free Educational ProgramStudents Can Now Create High-Fidelity Facial Performances Free of Charge
Faceware Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of 3D facial animation software and hardware for the video game, film, television and commercial industries, today announced that it is rolling out its Educational Program to educational institutions around the world. The new program, which is currently being tested by a select number of universities including the UK’s University of Portsmouth, will allow students to create high-fidelity facial animation with the Faceware Professional Software Products, free of charge. Faceware is showcasing the first student project created with its technology, Stina and the Wolf, in booth #1129 at Siggraph 2012.
published 2 years ago   read more
New Professional Product Line Puts Faceware’s Complete Facial Animation Tool Suite Into Animators’ Hands
Faceware’s New End-to-End Tool Suite Helps Animators Create High-Fidelity Facial Performances 3-10x Faster than Hand Keying
Faceware Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of 3D facial animation software for the video game, film, television and commercial industries, today announced that it has launched its Faceware Professional Product Line, a low-cost, start-to-finish facial animation tool suite built to capture, analyze and create realistic facial performances 3-10x faster than hand keying that same performance. The Faceware Professional Product Line, which until now has only been in production testing at select studios, includes completely updated versions of the Faceware Head-Mounted Camera System (HMCS) and Faceware Retargeter, and a brand new product called Faceware Analyzer. This marks the first time Faceware has offered all of its internal technologies for use in studios.
published 2 years ago   read more
Ex-Weta Digital Vet David Bennett Joins Faceware Technologies
Faceware Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of 3D facial animation software for the video game, film, television and commercial industries, today announced that David Bennett will be head up sales efforts for the Company’s facial animation software in Europe and India, as well as build studio and channel relationships in those regions. Mr. Bennett is an award-winning artist who is recognized throughout the film and video game industry for his facial animation work on such films as “Avatar,” “The Adventures of Tintin”, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, and “Beowulf.”
published 2 years ago   read more
Image Metrics And Atomic Fiction Announce Joint Collaboration For Future Projects
Visual Effects Creators Behind Effects for "Transformers 3" and "Boardwalk Empire" Add Award-Winning Faceware Software to Animation Pipeline
Image Metrics (OTCBB: IMGX), a leading provider of 3D facial animation technology, and Atomic Fiction, an Emeryville-based visual effects and animation company, today announced a collaboration for upcoming entertainment projects where Atomic Fiction will integrate Image Metrics' award-winning Faceware™ facial animation software and hardware into its character animation and visual effects pipeline.
published 3 years ago   read more
Image Metrics and Atomic Fiction To Lead Character Facial Performance Workflow Session at Animago Conference 2011
Image Metrics, a leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, will be presenting at the upcoming Animago Conference. The session, led by Image Metrics Technical Account Manager Jay Grenier and Atomic Fiction Character Supervisor Anton Dawson, will focus on character facial performance techniques for visual effects and animated feature production.
published 3 years ago   read more
Image Metrics and IMPD Productions Expand Animation Services
New Production Company to Provide Broad Animation Services to Clients While Leveraging Image Metrics' Innovative Technologies
Image Metrics, Inc. (OTCBB: IMGX), a leading provider of facial animation technology, and IMPD Productions, Inc., formerly part of Image Metrics but now a wholly-owned independent animation production company, announced today their partnership to serve clients with state-of-the-art production technology and services.
published 3 years ago   read more
Image Metrics Acquires Character-FX, A Leading Avatar Creation Technology Provider For Video Games And Film
Purchase Expands Image Metrics' High Fidelity Facial Animation Solutions with Advanced Facial Rigging Technology for Efficient Avatar Creation
Image Metrics, Inc. (OTC BB: IMGX), the leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, announced today that it has acquired avatar technology company Character-FX, founded by 3D animation pioneer John Riggs.
published 4 years ago   read more


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