Thursday, November 14, 2013


Facial Animation with Project Princchio, Faceshift (Maya) and Kinect

Faceshift is a free plugin for Maya for facial animation which uses image capture from Microsoft's Kinect 360.  In this demo video, a Project Pinocchio character is published for Maya compatability (including facial bone rigging).  The Faceshift plubin (free from the Autodesk Exchange) is loaded into to Maya, and the plugin is "trained, i.e. reference poses are captured.  Once in place, it can map and record a real-time facial animation on the character.

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