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 (1,885 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 7, 2015

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August 26

FaceRig anniversary Daily Deal - 40% off

Hello Awesome People,

FaceRig’s Steam Anniversary (29th August) is closing in fast and we figured we’d take this opportunity to thank our wonderful community for not only believing in us, but also supporting our project through all its stages (our IGG campaign, early access and live).

In order to celebrate our upcoming anniversary, we've set up a Steam Daily Deal! FaceRig and all of its DLCs are 40% off, starting with the 26'th of August, for the next 48h :D.
[Edit]: The offer period has now ended :).

We also want to do a special edition of our Dev Bits for this special occasion. We’ll be answering the most interesting questions and discussing suggestions:)
Don't be afraid to be serious or get creative and whaky. Or both! Top questions will be awarded a FaceRig key.

Ask us questions here or on any of our social media platforms or through email at info[at]facerig[dot]com. Our team will answer the selected questions in our Dev Bits anniversary edition!

Edit: Thank you for all the questions! Video is in the making :D We'll announce winners this weekend.

Have an awesome week,
The FaceRig Team

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August 18

New free avatars :D Meet Natsuko and Daz Black!

Hello Awesome people

We're happy to present two new free avatars :)

One of them is an avatar portraying an animated version of the Youtuber Daz Black. You might know him for his awesome Tea Party hat (yes, it's in the avatar model!) and might have seen a sneak peek of the avatar in one of his videos :)

The second avatar we are hyped to present is Natsuko, Midori's older sister! Here's a short preview of Natsuko. After watching it, don't forget to update your version of FaceRig so you can play with her :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lZ35EmpCS4
We have quite a few things we're working on right now but some of them might take a bit of time to finalize. If you'd like to have a peek into our artist's workspace, let us know and we'll see what we can do about it.


Late edit:
We're had quite a few excited users emailing us and asking if we could let them modify the newest addition to the FaceRig avatar collection, Natsuko, to further serve their creative needs.

As a result of this, we've uploaded the source file for this avatar for our community content creators to have fun with :D

Have fun modding and remember to email our artists at artsupport[at]holotech[dot]eu if you run into any issues ;)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8KlsC2kpc7nVDFDb28tZnBjeU0/view?usp=sharing


Have an awesome week,
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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Perfect for skype and alike but also works for different chatsites. Had a lot of fun with it so far and more fun moments to come. "endless gameplay" due to the endless reactions. Overall fun. Full body tracking would be better and buttons to move your fingers but works perfect as it is. It's called FACErig so expected nothing more. Moving your hands was a posetive feature.

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I became Doge.
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Posted: August 27
So much better now that you can wear glasses with it, but it still doesn't track eyes correctly. Lips aren't synced as well as I would like them, but that could be my cams fault. Doesn't work well with dark rooms and cams that function bad in dark rooms, so I suggest having a good quality cam if you plan to purchase this. Ran into a few hiccups like missing avatars and files but a simple verify cache seemed to have found the problem.

Overall this is such an amazing program, especially for streamers who hate to live cam and people who just like to troll others on skype and whatnot. The new Natsuko character really needs color options for her clothing and hair, because I simply adore her and wish to customize her to look like me lol. Hope more avatars are added in the future, I need some fries with my burger :)
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Brilliant. Just Brilliant.
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