iPhone X Face Mocap – 12 Cool New Pieces Of Animation Tech At SIGGRAPH 2018

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SIGGRAPH 2018 was held in Vancouver on August 12-16, and Reallusion is pleased to be featured by Cartoon Brew as one of the 12 Cool New Pieces of Animation Tech at SIGGRAPH.

Alongside with NVidia’s single GPU for real-time ray tracing,  StarVR’s new headset, A.I. in Allegorithmic’s Substance, Sketchfab’s new way of looking at huge 3d datasets and other industry new tech —  iPhone X Face Mocap was selected as one of the coolest new techs in the show.

iPhone X Face Mocap: iClone LIVE FACE

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Face tracking solutions using smartphones were part of several technologies shown at SIGGRAPH, but one that seemed particularly accessible was Reallusion’s LIVE FACE for iPhone X. When Cartoon Brew tried out LIVE FACE, a 3D character head moved and performed lip sync simply from our facial movements live in front of an iPhone.

–Cartoon Brew Reviewer Ian Failes

Watch The Winning Films In The Reallusion CrazyTalk Animator Contest

 

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After three months, the 2018 “Animation At Work” Contest for CrazyTalk Animator (CTA) has come to a close and the winners have been announced.

The event included participants from all over the world including; marketing specialists, animators, filmmakers, and graphic designers, most of who had little or no previous animation background but who were able to participate thanks to CrazyTalk Animator’s powerful yet user-friendly interface.

The “Animation At Work” entries were grouped into three categories – Comics, Business, and YouTuber categories. For each category, we chose 3 winners along with 3 Honorable Mentions. Over $11,000 in cash prizes was awarded to the winners, in addition to Vegas Pro and Affinity Designer software.

See the main winners below – and then discover for yourself CrazyTalk Animator, a professional, 2d animation studio ideal for animators of all levels.

CrazyTalk Animator Wins TopTenReviews Best 2D Animation Software of 2019

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Best 2D Animation Software of 2019- Best for Motion Capture

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Reallusion is honored to be selected as the Best 2D Animation Software of 2018 – Best for Motion Capture by TopTenReviews.com.

CrazyTalk Animator by Reallusion is great 2D animation software for both artists and those who don’t have drawing skills.The simple tools, motion capture abilities and large library of templates, make this program fun and easy to use whether or not you are an artist. – TopTenReviews / Rebecca Spear

MacWorld Features CrazyTalk Animator 3 LIVE FACE Motion Capture

CrazyTalk Animator 3 LIVE FACE turns an iPhone X into a powerful production tool that anyone can use. This is not only exciting news for animators, but also for Apple/Mac communities.

We are glad to be featured on MacWorld with LIVE FACE news.

 

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Free iPhone X app lets you animate your own 2D character faces, LIVE!

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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. – MacWorld

Photoshop User Magazine’s CrazyTalk Animator 3 Review

CrazyTalk Animator 3 was introduced to Adobe Photoshop users in Photoshop User Magazine, issued by the KelbyOne media group with a full page review.

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Rating score 5 out of 5

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“Animation for anything from presentations to games and goofy YouTube movies is possible with CrazyTalk Animator 3.”  – Photoshop User Magazine

CrazyTalk Animator 3 Wins iCreate Editor’s Choice Award

Reallusion is honored to receive the Editor’s Choice Award from iCreate Magazine.

 

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5 out of 5 awarded

“We certainly had a lot of fun using this app and, with its professional toolset, there is always something new and cool to discover. Quite, quite brilliant!” – iCreate Magazine

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Learn more about CrazyTalk Animator 3 – https://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk-animator/default.html

Animation Magazine TECH REVIEWS – Faceware, Xsens & Reallusion iClone

 

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Animation Magazine Technical Writer  Todd Seridan Perry met up with John Martin from Reallusion , Katie Jo Turk from Faceware and Chris Adamson from Xsens and tested Faceware, Xsens, and Reallusion’s iClone.

He gave all the above tools a full run for their money by personally strapping on the Xsens lycra suit with a helmet and head camera to test things out. Overall Todd was very impressed with this robust, new animation system.

Here are some quotes –

“There is a great synergistic relationship between Reallusion’s iClone real-time animation system, FaceWare’s headcams and software, and the Xsens MVN motion-capture system, which delivers real-time performance capture of both body and face, and applies it directly to CG characters with real-time feedback.”

— Todd Seridan Perry