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[NEWS!] SIGGRAPH 2017 - FACEWARE UPDATE

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The last paragraph of the announcement talks about the updated CC morphs. In other words, RL had to make adjustments to make CC work with FaceWare.  It's more than the visemes and standard facial morphs as provided by the Facekey that you need.

We'll see what RL has to say, but I'm doubtful.


EDIT: there is actually more optimistic information in today's RL blog, where compatibility with DAZ is mentioned.

Here: https://blog.reallusion.com/2017/07/31/real-time-face-and-body-mocap-for-iclone-7-at-siggraph-2017/:

iClone 3D Character System with 60 Facial Morphs

In order to fully animate the facial capture detail, iClone 7 updated the Character Creator 3D Character Generation Systems with up to 60 Facial Morph capability. Enhance subtle detail on facial muscle control and make iClone 7 fully-compatible with the professional facial capturing standard provided by Faceware.

iClone 7 Facial Mocap Features

  • Compatible with Standard 3D Characters
    • 60 morph facial mapping ready for iClone, Character Creator and DAZ Genesis Characters
  • Custom Character Import
    • be able to custom import 3D characters via FBX, define facial morph targets using 3DXChange 7.

      etc...



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First off... take my money please! Great news!!! I have a project kicking off first week of October. Hopefully the kinks are worked out by then. Eager to try this out!

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Damn, too expensive for me, way too expensive, i'm sad
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raxel_67 (8/1/2017)
Damn, too expensive for me, way too expensive, i'm sad


The prices shown are the regular prices. You can expect the early bird promo prices to be heavily discounted for iClone 7 users. Don't give up yet. Smile


                                                                

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raxel_67 (8/1/2017)
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I'm afraid that will be true of a lot of folks who otherwise would have bought this.  Hopefully the "special introductory price" will be low enough for you to consider it, at least.

Oops, Peter was cross-posting --  but that's extremely encouraging to have him say so.  We *have* seen early bird prices as cheap as 50% off the regular ones, so there may well be hope (and hopefully we'll know soon, as I suspect a lot of folks would be glad to hop on pre-buying, particularly if the price is right).



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Yep! Let's hope the early bird special hits that sweet spot as far as price point. This is a big one many people have been waiting for. Love the excitement in the air for this one!!!

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Will this be a one time purchase with options for future upgrades? Or will their be an annual licensing fee for continual use?

Thanks for the encouraging words Peter the current listed price would put this in the no-way category.


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 will their be an annual licensing fee for continual use? 


I think it's a purchase price not a rental price regarding the Faceware site price list.
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The last paragraph of the announcement talks about the updated CC morphs. In other words, RL had to make adjustments to make CC work with FaceWare.  It's more than the visemes and standard facial morphs as provided by the Facekey that you need.

We'll see what RL has to say, but I'm doubtful.


EDIT: there is actually more optimistic information in today's RL blog, where compatibility with DAZ is mentioned.

Here: https://blog.reallusion.com/2017/07/31/real-time-face-and-body-mocap-for-iclone-7-at-siggraph-2017/:

iClone 3D Character System with 60 Facial Morphs

In order to fully animate the facial capture detail, iClone 7 updated the Character Creator 3D Character Generation Systems with up to 60 Facial Morph capability. Enhance subtle detail on facial muscle control and make iClone 7 fully-compatible with the professional facial capturing standard provided by Faceware.

iClone 7 Facial Mocap Features

  • Compatible with Standard 3D Characters
    • 60 morph facial mapping ready for iClone, Character Creator and DAZ Genesis Characters
  • Custom Character Import
    • be able to custom import 3D characters via FBX, define facial morph targets using 3DXChange 7.

      etc...


Now that is very exciting! BigGrin
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They were in the booth today at SIGGRAPH doing live performance capture with both Faceware and Xsens smoothly (even with all the radio interference) running off a single box. Every other solution on the expo floor was a multi-box setup. The Meet Mike one I think requires like 5 systems to capture everything. 

This is a game changing solutions for independent content producers and the cost savings are use when compared to the alternatives. Like I said in the linked articles it is the best implementation of Faceware I have seen. 

This setup was by far the cheapest facial performance capture setup in the expo and the quality was equal to solutions costing significantly more. 

How much do you think it would cost if Reallusion had to develop a quality facial tracking system (that didn't get them sued) from scratch or what sort of quality do you think they could get with a janky cheap solution that would give you results that needed more work in fix than just doing it by hand?

Reallusion is instead giving their users feature film quality performance capture for indie prices. 




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