iPhone X’s exclusive face tracking power was only known for usage with Animojis in Facetime, but now Reallusion’s LIVE FACE app unlocks its full potential by live data streaming facial mocap data to any desktop client.
The new LIVE FACE app live captures facial performances via an iPhone X to create 2D facial animations with CrazyTalk Animator 3 (CTA 3) on a Mac or PC, turning an iPhone X into a powerful production tool that anyone can use.
With the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera, and the LIVE FACE app for CrazyTalk Animator 3, users can instantly capture facial performances to animate illustrative or photo characters to produce fast cartoon animations, also for broadcast shows on TV, YouTube, Twitch, Facebook or any other live service.
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Live Cartoon Animation with iPhone X
“LIVE FACE by Reallusion made my jaw drop, both literally and figuratively when I used it. LIVE FACE is the game changer I’ve been waiting for to execute funny, quick animations utilizing the iPhone X for live TV.”
Jesse Griffith – Chief Animator, Jimmy Kimmel Live
“Thousands of dollars of cumbersome equipment and connections are being whittled down into an app that students can easily use on an iPhone X they already have, on or off campus. Not only does LIVE FACE simplify the entire educational process, but it looks to bridge the significant gap that students face once they graduate and try to incorporate technology into their own pipelines.”
John Blalock, Digital Applications Supervisor, Chapman University
LIVE FACE – Major Features
- Perform to create facial animations
LIVE FACE for iPhone X can track up to 57 face signals through Wi-Fi, to drive character facial expressions including; head angle, brows, eyeball rotation, as well as controlling talking mouth shapes.
- Customize sprite-based expressions
Import custom facial animation sprites, or convert expression sets directly from Photoshop layers. You can further add different levels of Free Form Deformations (FFD) to smoothly alter each facial feature.
- Flexible capture from different angles
No matter where you place your iPhone, the unique Zero Pose design will quickly recalibrate the angle offset of your face, and accurately standardize the facial tracking in one-click.
- Supports various face profiles
CrazyTalk Animator 3 will automatically choose the appropriate face profile, for front-facing or angled-facing characters. Mocap facial profiles provide optimized facial mocap for both sprite-based and image-based characters.
How Animators Are Working with LIVE FACE
Super-Fast Cartoon Animation Production
(442oons – YouTube channel with over a million subscribers)
- Turn any image into an animated character with the free bone tools or character templates.
- Seamlessly connect with Photoshop through in/out PSD layered templates.
- A proven daily tool for multi-million subscriber YouTuber production.
Add Virtual Hosts to Live Broadcasts
- Works with major livestreaming tools including OBS, Xsplit, and FFSplit to superimpose talking characters on top of major broadcasting platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Mixer and Facebook.
- Apply green screen backgrounds to realtime character performances for easy color keying.
Experience LIVE FACE Mocap: Free Download
The LIVE FACE app is now available on the App Store, and CrazyTalk Animator 3 is available from Reallusion.com, or on the Mac App Store.
The LIVE FACE app was globally featured on the Mac App Store homepage.
All users can now download the extended trial version of CTA 3.3 pipeline version ($299 value ) for free until July 31st, 2018.
CrazyTalk Animator 3
- Version: 3.3
- Platform: Mac / Windows
- Trial Duration: To 31st of July, 2018
LIVE FACE Motion Capture App for iPhone X
- Version: 1.0
- Platform: iOS
- Limitation: iPhone X only