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.
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Very Positive (53 reviews) - 83% of the 53 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jul 7, 2015

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August 25

FaceRig v1.711


New avatar available!

She is not your conventional grandma. Apart from baking super sweet cookies, granny Hazel has a way with words. All her stories come to life, so be careful what you want to listen to this night >:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2VaMkx7mUw&feature=youtu.be

We’ve also fixed some recent issues. Here is the complete change log:

  • added Granny Hazel to the main roster
  • fixed rotation issue present when playing a performance (replay, export, etc) on Ardalys, Velociraptor and other avatars with odd camera angles.
  • solved lipsync issue in video source mode and karaoke video mode. Audio based lipsync was completely ignored.
  • fixed Video Karaoke frame seeking. Users that tried seeking to a certain timestamp on the timeline would have restarted the video altogether.
  • hid something in plain sight.



    Have a lovely day,
    FaceRig Team

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July 28

FaceRig v1.663 - on all branches

Hello folks,

We've pushed a small update with fixes for recent issues.

Change log:

  • Fixed audio issue in performance replay.
  • Fixed false error message when loading a video or audio file, either tracking (Load Video as Source option), either for Karaoke.
  • Small update for the Import Wizard New
  • Other various tweaks



    Meanwhile Franky's Monster is listening to music, when suddenly....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMsSP3r_zT8


    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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Subtumaka
0.1 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 27
My eyes aren't closed, I'm just Chinese.
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Jomackson
3.6 hrs
Posted: August 24
Overrated, doesn't actually stick to your movement very well at all, and any of the desireable skins are dcl.

0/0 couldn't be undertale characters without 15 dollars.


Post Developer Comment Edit:

If you expect me to fork over an aditional amount for the 2d stuff, then you are out of your mind. I already bought a copy, and my lighting was just fine, as well as a neutral position. I may chalk it to my webcam, but it works just fine on everything else, no problem. Sorry, chum.
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racheyf1
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 22
lolololololololololol ITS SO AWSOME! lololololololololololo!
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EricWeissmore
10.5 hrs
Posted: August 22
Very cool idea and in their limited amount of avatars this software does it's job well. However, if you're thinking "Wow this is really neat, I want to do a custom one!" forget it unless you are a full on 3d artist with about a month to spend on rigging and prep.

Technically yes, you can create custom models but, trust me when I tell you...it's daunting. The 2d models are easier because there's some better tools to use but if you're wanting to add a new model or do something custom then you might want to pass on this software as it's just not there yet.

Another thing is their documentation. You'd think that a company would just create a spot on their website with all their documentation or any help files, but no...their documentation is spread out all over the place, forums, steam, inside threads created by others. So not only is it EXTREMELY difficult to add any sort of customization, the documents that you will need to do that is literally spread out all over the place.

In the end, it's a very promising peice of software but until they get a definitive set of documentation, some better tools, and refining the avatar creation process this unfortunatly limits this software to just a gimmick.
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The Beast Gaming
7.9 hrs
Posted: August 21
Product received for free
its awesome
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Nargolah
4.6 hrs
Posted: August 21
Perfect for people that rather show a demon face on the webcam instead of their own.
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_VoN_
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 20
"Meow meow meow meow meow i am a cat"

that is my experence with the game

11/10
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tacoteddi
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 19
such wow
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SpryZie
0.2 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 18
My friend buy me it but he forgot i don't have camera x)
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DirectorGunner
4.5 hrs
Posted: August 18
I absolutely love this software tool, really helps for when I want something to represent my facial expresions but still maintain some privacy.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Bought it, 5 hrs later I had produced this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlL_fYRxWgM so I would say, yes I love it, it's great, a way to express myself without having to be in front of the camera, and the irony is not lost on me.
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A developer has responded on Aug 8 @ 12:56am
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
"Meow meow meow meow meow i am a cat"

that is my experence with the game

11/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
30.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 4
It was a lot of fun to Skype with my friends! I would buy it again. It was worth every cent.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Perfect for people that rather show a demon face on the webcam instead of their own.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 27
My eyes aren't closed, I'm just Chinese.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
wont work on my laptop it sucks i checked everything i did what it said and it still wont work
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Very cool idea and in their limited amount of avatars this software does it's job well. However, if you're thinking "Wow this is really neat, I want to do a custom one!" forget it unless you are a full on 3d artist with about a month to spend on rigging and prep.

Technically yes, you can create custom models but, trust me when I tell you...it's daunting. The 2d models are easier because there's some better tools to use but if you're wanting to add a new model or do something custom then you might want to pass on this software as it's just not there yet.

Another thing is their documentation. You'd think that a company would just create a spot on their website with all their documentation or any help files, but no...their documentation is spread out all over the place, forums, steam, inside threads created by others. So not only is it EXTREMELY difficult to add any sort of customization, the documents that you will need to do that is literally spread out all over the place.

In the end, it's a very promising peice of software but until they get a definitive set of documentation, some better tools, and refining the avatar creation process this unfortunatly limits this software to just a gimmick.
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A developer has responded on Aug 23 @ 12:30am
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 18
My friend buy me it but he forgot i don't have camera x)
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2,114 of 2,247 people (94%) found this review helpful
2,252 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2015
I made a kid cry on omegle for saying I would eat his parents as the demon.
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937 of 1,004 people (93%) found this review helpful
843 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2015
If you are a bearded man, dont buy this. i had to shave. :(
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