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How to get a exact likeness when bringing CT 8 head into CC

Posted By Eric (RL) 4 Years Ago
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How to get a exact likeness when bringing CT 8 head into CC

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Hi all!

Before you export the 3D head to Character Creator, please remember to "reset" the character morph in Character Creator! Otherwise the morph data between the head of CrazyTalk 8 will be "blended" with the ones in Character Creator. 

You will have to reset the character to the most default state by pressing the "Reset" button every time you started Character Creator, since the character loaded when you started Character Creator contains a few morph changes already.

Here are the step to get the correct 3D Head look in Character Creator.

Open Character Creator, this is the character that greets you when you load up Character Creator. However, she is not in the most default state! Open up the modify panel, select Actor and press the "Reset" button

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/4c0395ea-20fd-44d1-b80e-2e01.png

After you press the Reset key, it should turn the actor into the most default state, now it is ready for CrazyTalk 8 head.

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/0f9bafe2-71d6-41aa-add4-ff00.png


Here is an extreme example I have set up to demonstrate what happens when you don't reset the morph.

I have loaded a 3D head of the default character: Sandra. Say I want to bring Sandra's head into Character Creator.

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/191eeccb-caf5-4884-9c57-ad01.png

Now I have another character loaded in Character Creator, with a bit of "extreme morph"

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/d5fb1ab4-3c52-4b60-904b-109f.png

If I bring Sandra"s head to Character Creator, the resulting head will be a blend of morph between Character Creator's data and CrazyTalk 8's data, now that doesn't look quite right!

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/1e6a4f7c-4e0e-4f13-891c-3d13.png

However, if I press the Reset key before I load the 3D head to reset to the default morph:

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/0da42f0e-7170-4243-b769-33c5.png

Sandra's head should now look exactly as the one in CrazyTalk 8!

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/30047316-85fc-4a0a-9f8d-afb5.png


Now, because of the lighting and camera focal lens difference between CrazyTalk 8 and Character Creator, there are maybe subtle differences, however the character's head mesh should be exactly the same.

Since there is an exact same post over at the Character Creator General Discussion, I'm going to close this thread. If you wish to discuss this, please head here:

https://forum.reallusion.com/264554/How-to-get-a-exact-likeness-when-bringing-CT-8-head-into-CC

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Eric (RL)
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Reallusion, Inc.
https://forum.reallusion.com


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