FaceRig is a program that aims to enable anyone with a webcam to digitally embody awesome characters. The output can be recorded as a movie or streamed to Skype, Twitch, Hangouts or any service that traditionally uses a webcam in real time.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,803 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 7, 2015

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July 31

Update with new Team Fortress 2 Avatars

Hello Awesome People,


Following our latest Team Fortress 2 community poll, we've added two new FREE licensed avatars.

The Medic and the Sniper avatars are ready to join your Team Fortress 2 free DLC ;).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFuSlQ58gUg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuxpD9_Ffyk

Change log:

  • added Medic and Sniper avatars to the Team Fortress 2 DLC
  • fixed Midory's face color customization issue

We've been working mainly on features under the hood, so that why this is not a major update, with new features and such :P.

And have a wonderful weekend,
The FaceRig Team

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July 9

FaceRig v1.002 on "nextversion" branch

Hello Awesome People,

We've updated the default branch to fix the invisible UI issues that a few of our users were experiencing.
We've also updated the experimental "nextversion" branch because it's time to start experimenting and preparing to develop awesome new features and improvements for FaceRig 1.1 :D

You can find both of the changelogs below.

FaceRig v1.0 (build 585 Holotech Studios - July 9 2015) - default branch
  • fixed missing UI issues for machines with multiple GPUs

FaceRig v1.002 (build 585 Holotech Studios - July 9 2015) - nextversion only
  • added checks to see if user's GPU supports DX11, if not the application will exit gracefully and will suggest you to switch to DX9 mode from the launcher
  • tweaked props default placement
  • re-integrated ULSee 1.1 tracker (warning: when the tracker does not detect a face, FaceRig's process will spike the CPU usage)

If you are wondering about how to use the experimental "nextversion" branch here are the steps:
  • Open Steam Client. Go to Library -> Software
  • Right mouse click on FaceRig -> Properties
  • Go to BETAS tab, click in the "Select the beta you would like to opt into:" drop down, select "nextversion"
  • Close window. The FaceRig program will update to the "nextversion" branch.

For more details on all of the FaceRig branches, including the super-not-so-secret-but-still-pretty-awesome experimental "nextversion" branch, check out this link.

Have an awesome weekend,
The FaceRig Team

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About This Software

FaceRig is a program enabling anyone with a webcam to digitally embody awesome characters. It is meant to be an open creation platform so everybody can make their own characters, backgrounds or props and import them into FaceRig.

FaceRig is being developed by Holotech Studios and the image-based face tracking SDK being used is provided by ULSee Inc. To find out more about ULSee Inc., visit http://ulsee.com or email them at info@ulsee.com. Our previous tracking technology was provided by Visage Technologies.

FaceRig has three versions:
  • FaceRig Classic is the base version of FaceRig, which allows you to monetize videos on Youtube/Twitch or similar only as long as you make less than $500 monthly revenue generated from the channels where you post this content. This includes ad-based revenue and voluntary donations (one time or recurrent such as a Patreon).
  • the FaceRig Pro DLC, which allows you to monetize videos on Youtube/Twitch regardless of the monthly revenue.
    FaceRig Pro does not bring new assets, technical features or improvements to FaceRig Classic. For more details, take a look at the Pro DLC description
  • the Studio Version, which is not yet publicly released and allows for unlimited commercial use. For more details about this version, contact Holotech Studios.

We believe that FaceRig will entertain many gamers, modelling and animation artists, members of various fandoms, streamers, web casters, YouTubers and their audiences.
For now we're focusing on just tracking and rendering the portrait with its expressions, but we aim to do more in the future. The FaceRig end goal is to provide a full featured real time digital actor set for home use.


Key Features:
  • Real time head and expression tracking in an input video stream, (also with audio analysis).
  • Combining tracked data with additional virtual puppeteering input.
  • On-the-fly animation re-targeting for the tracked data and applying the animation on a user selected 3d model, with audio processing (voice alteration)
  • Rendering and lighting the animated model in real time, in a user selected background.
  • Encoding the rendered video and sending it further as output from a virtual webcam (it basically intercepts webcam input, and swaps the images captured by your real webcam with the fantastic content before sending it further).
  • Provide the interface for tuning the parameters of all operations above.
  • Customizable avatars
  • Open creation platform: you can make your own models (outside of FaceRig), import and use them as your avatars. The models need to be created according to a set of published specs.

Notes:
Numeric export of the tracked expression data (exporting the motion capture data to use in other applications) will be a feature reserved for the Studio version. FaceRig Classic and Pro only output already rendered video and audio.


FaceRig is an indie initiative, and its development so far has been successfully crowd-funded through Indiegogo. A warm thank you goes to our amazing backers for their support and enthusiasm.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-3220 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT220 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: For image based tracking you need a webcam. For sound base tracking you need a microphone. The requirements are based on desktop systems, not mobile (netbooks, ultrabooks, laptops, tablet pc). The mobile versions of processors and graphics adapters are not equivalent to the desktop ones. If you have a mobile PC please make sure the charger is plugged, you are running on the best graphic adapter and in high performance mode. We do not recommend low end integrated graphics adapters.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4570 3.20GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX560 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: For image based tracking you need a webcam. For sound base tracking you need a microphone. The requirements are based on desktop systems, not mobile (netbooks, ultrabooks, laptops, tablet pc). The mobile versions of processors and graphics adapters are not equivalent to the desktop ones. If you have a mobile PC please make sure the charger is plugged, you are running on the best graphic adapter and in high performance mode.
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