Users of iPhone X are probably familiar with its unique facial tracking power as seen in Animojis in Facetime. Now, Reallusion is looking to unlock the device’s full potential with the LIVE FACE app by live data streaming facial mo-cap to any desktop client. Captured facial performances can be used to created 2D facial animations with CrazyTalk Animator 3 on a Mac or PC, turning the smartphone into a production tool.
Combining the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera and LIVE FACE for CTA3, users can instantly capture facial performances to animate illustrative or photo characters for rapid-fire cartoon production, as well as live broadcast or streaming on digital platforms.
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Turn performance into facial animation: LIVE FACE for iPhone X can track up to 57 face signals through WiFi, to drive character facial expressions including head angle, brows, eyeball rotation, as well as controlling talking mouth shapes.
Customize sprite-based expressions: Import custom facial animation sprites, or convert expression sets directly from Photoshop layers. You can further add different levels of Free Form Deformations (FFD) to smoothly alter each facial feature.
Capture flexibly from different angles: No matter where you place your iPhone, the unique Zero Pose design will quickly recalibrate the angle offset of your face, and accurately standardize the facial tracking in one-click.
Work off different face profiles: CrazyTalk Animator 3 will automatically choose the appropriate face profile, for front-facing or angled-facing characters. Mocap facial profiles provide optimized facial mocap for both sprite-based and image-based characters.
“LIVE FACE by Reallusion made my jaw drop, both literally and figuratively when I used it. LIVE FACE is the game changer I’ve been waiting for to execute funny, quick animations utilizing the iPhone X for live TV.”
— Jesse Griffith, Chief Animator, Jimmy Kimmel Live
“Thousands of dollars of cumbersome equipment and connections are being whittled down into an app that students can easily use on an iPhone X they already have, on or off campus. Not only does LIVE FACE simplify the entire educational process, but it looks to bridge the significant gap that students face once they graduate and try to incorporate technology into their own pipelines.”
— John Blalock, Digital Applications Supervisor, Chapman University