November 20th in Brisbane – Six teams gathered in Australia to compete in SIGGRAPH Asia’s Real-Time Live! Reallusion was invited as a guest to showcase its latest Headshot technology for Character Creator 3.
The show featured the host and Real-Time Live! chair; Mike Seymour – editor of FXguide, introducing each team in the competition from Australia, Japan, China and the USA. Reallusion’s John Martin presented Character Creator Headshot with a demo that created a digital human from a photo and added the character to a virtual production previs shot in iClone.
Learn how to create fully-rigged digital doubles from a single photo with the new Headshot Plug-in !
Reallusion’s Headshot Plug-in for Character Creator is a unique approach to real-time character head modelling which combines automatic AI based photo alignment with morph-based manual alignment and texture re-projection. Used in tandem with an image editor such as Photoshop, it can be used to produce highly realistic, animation ready models in a fraction of the time involved when making rigged models from scratch using conventional sculpture, scans or photogrammetry. You can download a free trial here.
In this article, Mike describes his workflow of using Character Creator and Headshot to produce a high quality animated model from a single photo. Compressed from 3 hours of continuous footage, whilst the video is not a tutorial, it demonstrates a professional’s approach to high quality model creation, with many tips for Headshot artists along the way.
Creating realistic digital doubles normally requires a massive effort in 3D techniques which often involve many artists and passes, but that’s changing with the release of Headshot Plugin for Character Creator 3. Headshot uses AI technology to automatically generate digital human in minutes from one single photo, and those characters are fully rigged for voice lipsync, facial expression, and full body animation.