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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Jul 7, 2015
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August 7

A New FREE LIVE2D Avatar and FaceRig build 1705 - August 7 2018

Awesome folks, we present to you a Live2D avatar made by one of our artists!

From the deep, luscious forests of a mystical land comes Nithriel the Wood Elf.

Daugther of a community leader, she's always been restricted from venturing in the wild woods and mastering her native magic wielding talents. Since she ran away, she crafted her own magic pendant and now she's using her arcane powers to lift curses from affected woods creatures.

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

You can download this engimatic and powerful Wood Elf from our Steam Workshop page, today: https://s.facerig.com/31

Your suggestions asking for FaceRig to support the new Leap Motion Orion version have been heard, and today we've updated FaceRig accordingly, along with a few other small updates regarding the avatar importer too. You can find the full change log below:

  • Leap Motion DLC upgraded to the latest Leap 4.0.0 version (Orion).
  • Updated the 3d avatar importer to support special animations (special0x.dae files, where x is from 1 to 6) and other tweaks.

Don't forget to update FaceRig today!

Best regards,
The FaceRig team
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July 4

FaceRig v1676 - July 4 2018 Update

Hello awesome folks,

We've updated FaceRig to fix a few issues some of you reported on our Steam forums. Here is the full change log:

  • Added four new special poses slots (default are binded to Shift+z/x/c/v).
  • Special poses are now saved in performance files (.rpl), and they also appear in the exported videos. This means you can record special poses as well.
  • [Live2D] fixed breath parameter issue where some of the avatars did not exhibit the breath param animation.
  • [Live2D] fixed sped up special animations in exported videos (occured only with Live2D 2.1 avatars).

    Make sure you update FaceRig today.

    In other news, starting today you can visit our Steam Developer Homepage where you can see many FaceRig-related news, such as New Releases, Discounts, Announcements and more.

    Follow us there to be up-to-date with any new release!

    Check it out here: https://store.steampowered.com/developer/facerig/


    Have a great day,
    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. (More on http://facerig.com )

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 allows commercial use, as well as access to the expression mo-cap data. For more details about this version visit http://facerig.com

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. To see the complete list on FaceRig avatars including the ones from DLC's please see: https://facerig.com/tips/tuesday-tips-0-avatar-list/
  • 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) is 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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