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:
Recent:
Mostly Positive (102 reviews) - 79% of the 102 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,754 reviews) - 84% of the 2,754 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Jul 7, 2015

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May 26

Live2D Module Update


Awesome People,


Thanks to Live2D Inc we've added two new adorable avatars with really cool special actions to our Live2D Module.
Update FaceRig now to get them!
Which one poses better? ^.^

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klu4ti-MXu0&feature=youtu.be

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April 28

FaceRig v1.507 on all branches + Team Fortress 2 DLC Update

Awesome people,

Surprise! Surprise! Soldier has joined the gang. The Team Fortress 2 DLC is now complete.
Which is your favorite?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C41OLqBzoq4&feature=youtu.be

http://store.steampowered.com/app/334330/


The good news don’t end here. We’ve also updated Live2D module to 2.1, so now you can export your models using Live2D Cubism 2.1 SDK.

Here is the complete change log:

  • Upgraded Live2d module to 2.1 (models exported with Cubism 2.1 now work in FaceRig)
  • Fixed Launcher's black screen issue


    Note!

    We will go on a short vacation from the 2nd of May until the 8th of May.
    Devs deserve a much needed-rest ^.^
    Bear in mind, support will be very limited next week so any queries you have, please ask them now so we can assist you.

    Have a lovely day,
    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 for home non-profit use and even limited monetization on YouTube/Twitch or similar as long as the commercial aspect of it is not significant. We consider commercially significant using it on any avenue (channel) that produces you more than $500 monthly revenue. This includes ad-based revenue and voluntary donations (one time or recurrent such as a Patreon). If you are under this threshold you can use Classic, if you are above you need to upgrade to Pro or Studio.
  • the FaceRig Pro DLC, which allows you to monetize videos on YouTube/Twitch regardless of the monthly revenue, but not for content exclusive to paid/subscription based services, such as the new YouTube Red (for content that is exclusive to YouTube Red or similar you will need FaceRig Studio).
    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 will allow for unlimited commercial use, as well as access to the expression mo-cap data. 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.

You can find the EULA here: http://store.steampowered.com//eula/274920_eula_1

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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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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✱GigaSlayerX✱ :3
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
this is a grate softawere and its 10/10 wood faze swap again (bad english is on purpose just bored.)
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Nikserus
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
amazing programm!! much fun
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远古守望
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
A great software, especially like, do not know how to access video chat tools, who can help me?
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[DECK] Clubs
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
IT DOES NOT WORK VERY WELL
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A developer has responded on May 23 @ 1:23am
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JGamez065
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Facerig has been a great game! Looking forward for a sale on the newest DLC. The reason I made this review though is to report this.. Facerig's Launcher.exe is flagged as a virus due to it not having a digital signature. For others out there it is NOT a virus. Yet it is annoying to keep excludding it. As someone who loves security yet his games more I excluded it and made a review so others could be informed.

Thanks for the great game!

I have instaled facerig multiple times and now this is happening.

STACK DUMP saved in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FaceRig\Bin\FaceRig_stack_2016-05-21_10-50-48.dmp

EXCEPTION: Access violation while 'writting to' address 0x0 at address 0x52e584e3
SegGs=0x2b SegFs=0x53 SegEs=0x2b SegDs=0x2b
Edi=0x0 Esi=0x189ef4 Ebx=0x0
Edx=0x16 Ecx=0x52c5 Eax=0x5
Ebp=0x189ef0 Eip=0x52e584e3 SegCs=0x23
EFlags=0x10206 Esp=0x189e68 SegSs=0x2b
Dr0=0x0 Dr1=0x0 Dr2=0x0
Dr3=0x0 Dr7=0x0 Dr7=0x0


SymInit: Symbol-SearchPath: 'C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\STEAM\STEAMAPPS\COMMON\FACERIG\BIN\;.;C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FaceRig;C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FaceRig\Bin;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\system32;', symOptions: 210, UserName: 'Geust'
DbgHelpPath: 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\DbgHelp.dll'
DbgHelpVersion: '6.2.0'
OS-Version: 6.2.9200 () 0x300-0x1

---CallStack---
52E584E3 (EngineDll10): (filename not available): public: virtual void __thiscall cRenderDX11::ApplyPostProcessing(void)
52E59261 (EngineDll10): (filename not available): public: virtual void __thiscall cRenderDX11::UpdateAmbientCubeTex(struct ID3D11DeviceContext *,struct tColor const *,struct ID3D11Resource *,int,int)
52E587FE (EngineDll10): (filename not available): public: virtual void __thiscall cRenderDX11::UpdateAmbientCubeTex(struct tColor const *,char const *)
52CADC83 (EngineDll10): (filename not available): public: void __thiscall cLightEngine::SetAmbientCube(struct tColor const *)
00D53E98 (FaceRig): (filename not available): (function-name not available)
00D56A16 (FaceRig): (filename not available): (function-name not available)
00D9D27E (FaceRig): (filename not available): (function-name not available)
00D41A74 (FaceRig): (filename not available): (function-name not available)
00E83490 (FaceRig): (filename not available): public: class std::_Init_locks & __thiscall std::_Init_locks::operator=(class std::_Init_locks const &)
777638F4 (KERNEL32): (filename not available): BaseThreadInitThunk
77B85DE3 (ntdll): (filename not available): RtlUnicodeStringToInteger
77B85DAE (ntdll): (filename not available): RtlUnicodeStringToInteger
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jv
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
I liked the software but I would like for mac, because I spended my all money with a mac only to dowload a lot of things on it and you guys are not helping.
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A developer has responded on May 20 @ 1:59am
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Scaminations
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
FaceRig is very interesting,great software for making strange videos.










For those of you that dont know what this software is,basically,you hook up your webcam,shake your face around,and make youtube videos(or just random pics idk).It also has the neat feature of being used in Skype,Twitch,Omegle(probably),etc.Another thing you can do is modify your voice,so that you sound different in your Skype calls or whatever.


I request that the cat has the wave action (cause you know it has arms,or paws or whatever),and that the cat skin with the hat has it's lower teeth raised.

Other than that,my greatest rating ever 7/11.
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阿武隈 with. Incubator
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Seriously, Why cam doesnt recognize my face?

but it was fun ;(
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A developer has responded on May 18 @ 6:00am
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CrystalBooness
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
a little bit frustrating but fun for about 5 minutes.
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A developer has responded on May 18 @ 6:03am
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TATOR TOTS
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
They Need to make Five Nights At Freddy's Avitars
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StauffxStauff
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Crashes constantly.
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A developer has responded on May 17 @ 1:04am
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JohnGotti
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Rly funny if you want to prank someone or just when an online friend wants to see how you look like ;)
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sonicsquid200
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
it is a good idea but i cant get it to see my face it is hard to set up and ever since the update it does not work as well so i would give it a 6/10 but are there any tips on how to get it to work
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A developer has responded on May 16 @ 12:02am
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Mòe
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Hahahaa... so funny
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BirdCute
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
FaceRig is a program which uses your webcam to transfer your face gestures to a character
If this review is too long for you, I suggest you to only read the first paragraph about the game's content and the final verdict at the end.

What can you do with this software:
As explained a bit higher, you can use FaceRig to control a virtual head. That head moves just like you move your head and it opens its mouth when you do. It's mostly used for entertainment purposes, but you can, for example, use it on a stream so you don't have to reveal your real face.

Pros:
  • Quality | I didn't know how else to say it, but this product is really good at what it does. If you give it all the conditions it needs (such as good webcam positioning), you will get extraordinarily good results. FaceRig actually moves the character's eyebrows when you move yours! Although there is a slight delay between your movements and what this program shows you, I can hardly imagine any other program doing a better job.
  • Characters | There is a ton of them and they are all very well modeled. You have Santa, a cat, Pewdiepie, an alien or even a burger, if that's what you're into. It's very fun observing how different characters react to the changes you make and it's not hard spending hours just talking to your screen and turning your head in every possible way. You may look a little weird, though, if someone comes by!
  • Recording and Streaming | FaceRig can record everything it shows you together with your voice. The recordings are of very high quality. If you want, you can also enable broadcasting, which lets you show your virtual characters on Twitch and even Skype! It requires some time to figure it out, but once you do, broadcasting is a matter of seconds.
  • Custom Environments | You have quite a few different backgrounds which you can use. Some characters also have a few different skins, in case you want everything to fit a certain theme.
  • Model Importing | You can also make your own models and import them to FaceRig. If you don't have the knowledge to do this, there is also Workshop support integrated if you ever feel like you don't have enough characters.
  • Options | There are so many things you can modify! You can change the face tracking and calibration behaviour, rendering quality, text overlays and many different things.

Cons:
  • Performance | Although the game runs fine on my computer, it may not run so well on others. When I start FaceRig I can hear how my computer can barely handle it. I mean, this is understandable since what this software does is quite amazing, but a few performance-related patches wouldn't hurt.
  • Linux and MacOS Support | FaceRig only works on Windows. There are plans for MacOS support, but that may take a very long time.
  • Tongue Movement | I know this sounds weird, but bare with me. When you talk or laugh, the tongue of the model sometimes appears very unnatural since it's not programmed to move. Adding this feature would help a lot towards making the characters behave even more like they're supposed to.

The final verdict:
FaceRig is very well made, there's no doubt about it. It's so very fun just talking to your camera and see how the virtual cat/dragon/raccoon/etc. responds to your movements. It just has a special charm. Although this program can be a bit of a resource hog, you should be fine since there are also a lot of setting that can boost the performance, but at a cost of lowering quality.
I can assure you that FaceRig is worth its price, but you do need to think carefully if you're sure that you need such a thing. It does bring some fun, but it's not particularly useful if you're not a streamer.

With love,
BirdCute

Note that my copy of this game was obtained for free for reviewing purposes. However, this did not affect the quality and objectivity of this review.

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A developer has responded on May 16 @ 5:43am
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Lioncoeur
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
It is an awesome idea, but it never works. I REALLY wanted to use it for videos for my students, but I have tried using it numerous times, but it either has sound issues or can't find my camera or won't track my movements or... I have an awesome rig, and this program just doesn't play nice with it.
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A developer has responded on May 16 @ 12:12am
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Bulldozerman
( 26.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
its good but i dont know how to run this game plz help me
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Shikunchan
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Hey I payed 16.99 for this and i really wanted this,and it doesnt work with my pc other you have to fix this or give me my money back! Pls and thank you
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A developer has responded on May 16 @ 12:09am
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Baneofthegodz
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
On the internet no one knows you're a dog
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Eмоцијата
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Weaboo and furbait aside, neat program.

But I know most of you queers will use it as a personal playtoy to practice your BJ faces.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
FaceRig is a program which uses your webcam to transfer your face gestures to a character
If this review is too long for you, I suggest you to only read the first paragraph about the game's content and the final verdict at the end.

What can you do with this software:
As explained a bit higher, you can use FaceRig to control a virtual head. That head moves just like you move your head and it opens its mouth when you do. It's mostly used for entertainment purposes, but you can, for example, use it on a stream so you don't have to reveal your real face.

Pros:
  • Quality | I didn't know how else to say it, but this product is really good at what it does. If you give it all the conditions it needs (such as good webcam positioning), you will get extraordinarily good results. FaceRig actually moves the character's eyebrows when you move yours! Although there is a slight delay between your movements and what this program shows you, I can hardly imagine any other program doing a better job.
  • Characters | There is a ton of them and they are all very well modeled. You have Santa, a cat, Pewdiepie, an alien or even a burger, if that's what you're into. It's very fun observing how different characters react to the changes you make and it's not hard spending hours just talking to your screen and turning your head in every possible way. You may look a little weird, though, if someone comes by!
  • Recording and Streaming | FaceRig can record everything it shows you together with your voice. The recordings are of very high quality. If you want, you can also enable broadcasting, which lets you show your virtual characters on Twitch and even Skype! It requires some time to figure it out, but once you do, broadcasting is a matter of seconds.
  • Custom Environments | You have quite a few different backgrounds which you can use. Some characters also have a few different skins, in case you want everything to fit a certain theme.
  • Model Importing | You can also make your own models and import them to FaceRig. If you don't have the knowledge to do this, there is also Workshop support integrated if you ever feel like you don't have enough characters.
  • Options | There are so many things you can modify! You can change the face tracking and calibration behaviour, rendering quality, text overlays and many different things.

Cons:
  • Performance | Although the game runs fine on my computer, it may not run so well on others. When I start FaceRig I can hear how my computer can barely handle it. I mean, this is understandable since what this software does is quite amazing, but a few performance-related patches wouldn't hurt.
  • Linux and MacOS Support | FaceRig only works on Windows. There are plans for MacOS support, but that may take a very long time.
  • Tongue Movement | I know this sounds weird, but bare with me. When you talk or laugh, the tongue of the model sometimes appears very unnatural since it's not programmed to move. Adding this feature would help a lot towards making the characters behave even more like they're supposed to.

The final verdict:
FaceRig is very well made, there's no doubt about it. It's so very fun just talking to your camera and see how the virtual cat/dragon/raccoon/etc. responds to your movements. It just has a special charm. Although this program can be a bit of a resource hog, you should be fine since there are also a lot of setting that can boost the performance, but at a cost of lowering quality.
I can assure you that FaceRig is worth its price, but you do need to think carefully if you're sure that you need such a thing. It does bring some fun, but it's not particularly useful if you're not a streamer.

With love,
BirdCute

Note that my copy of this game was obtained for free for reviewing purposes. However, this did not affect the quality and objectivity of this review.

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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
I don't even have webcam. XD 10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
I Bought this...
and i was wondering if it will go on MAC anytime soon?...
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A developer has responded on May 12 @ 8:23am
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
I like blowing a load as I make eye contact with my anime self ♥♥♥♥in take this L if you use this unironically
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Hahahaa... so funny
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
it is a good idea but i cant get it to see my face it is hard to set up and ever since the update it does not work as well so i would give it a 6/10 but are there any tips on how to get it to work
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A developer has responded on May 16 @ 12:02am
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Rly funny if you want to prank someone or just when an online friend wants to see how you look like ;)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
amazing programm!! much fun
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
They Need to make Five Nights At Freddy's Avitars
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
I can now achieve my (age) 7 year old dream of being a raptor now. HA! Screw you mom and dad! You said that I couldnt grow up to be a raptor, WELL LOOK AT ME NOW!!!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
420/10 this app make me sick af
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Laggy, but cool. Was worth the money.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Ever wanted to be a cat? A dog? A dragon? How about just someone else other than yourself? FaceRig allows just that. Whether you are messing with strangers on Omegle or Chatroulette or having a good time with friends on Skype, FaceRig works with just about everything. It's even good for video making and has a green screen too.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Bought with the intentions of finally becoming Rikka Takanashi but apparently somebody didnt get the ♥♥♥♥ing memo.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 8
Uses face rig opens up skype directory uses voice changer + face rig to sound like a anime girl
10/10 would troll people on skype again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
71.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
This program has unleashed my inner burgers like none other. I am so thankful for all the fun times I've had making inane videos and spamming them everywhere. It's probably for the best that very few have looked at my YouTube Channel for fear of inundating the world with my pie.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
i can be a talking hamburger! holy crap!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Re-enacted the "ALAN!" scene from jurassic park 3. 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Ok face modelling piece of software
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