Faceit : Facial Expressions And Performance Capture

by FBra in Addons

 Tutorial Series by CGDive

What is Faceit?
Faceit is an all-in-one facial rigging, motion capture and animation Add-on. An intuitive, semi-automatic and non-destructive workflow guides you through the creation of facial shape keys that are perfectly adapted to your 3D model's topology and morphology, whether it’s a photorealistic human, anthropomorphic or cartoon model. You maintain full artistic control while saving a ton of time and energy.

If you have any questions, feedback or requests, I am happy to hear it! Check out the links below for news, updates, detailed footage and workflow instructions:

With Faceit you can ready your character model for high quality Animation in minutes!

Documentation - Discord - Youtube

Ready your Character for ARKit Performance Capture in Minutes! (Rain Rig © Blender Foundation)

What is included?

  • Semi-automatic Face Rigging
  • Automatic and Precise Weighting
  • Automatic Facial Expressions from Presets (FACS based and more)
  • Custom Expressions and Custom Presets
  • Non-destructive Expression editing
  • Motion Capture Importers for ARKit and Audio2Face
  • Receive and Record Animation Data in Real-Time
  • Filter or Smooth Specific Face Regions
  • Flexible Shape Key Control Rig for ARKit Motion Capture and Keyframe Animation
  • Shape Key Retargeting
  • Shape Key Utilities
  • Join Faceit Rigify Armature to any Body Rig
  • Fully Non-Destructive Workflows
  • and many more..

Smart Rigging Process

Easy and intuitive facial rigging process! Procedurally generated expressions!

Quickly assign specific facial parts by picking individual surfaces among the registered objects.

Fit rig and expressions to your character, by placing the Faceit landmarks.

Quickly specify custom rotation pivots, if needed.

Auto-Generated Facial Expressions

The 52 ARKit shape keys automatically generated for bunny.

Load Expressions from ARKit, Audio2Face, Tongue or Phonemes Preset or just create your own presets!

Custom Expressions and Custom Presets

Add Custom Expressions with Faceit 2.x - Export, Share & Re-use on similar rigs.

Bake Expressions to Shape Keys

Bake the deformation from the modifier stack, pose and sculpting into final shape keys.

Presets for Custom Rigs

Create expressions on custom rigs with the help of a reference model.

ARKit and Audio2Face Motion Capture

Receive & Record animation data from various sources in real-time.

Quickly import captured ARKit animation.

Mix ARKit and Audio2Face motion by face region.

ARKit Control Rig

The ARKit Control Rig is compatible with all Mocap importers. Load animation directly onto the rig and use animation layers to tweak the animation!

Create the ARKit control rig with a single click. Non-destructively connect/disconnect and easily bake animations.

Switch between 2D and World lookat controllers.

Powerful Retargeting Tools

The Target shapes panel can be used to specify which shape keys should be animated.

A very versatile Shape Key retargeting engine is included, too. Retarget any shape key animations between different models.

Fully Non-Destructive Workflows

Faceit is fully non-destructive! You can return to any point in the rigging process, even after animating.

Customize Expressions - Pose, Sculpt and Amplify

Tweak any part of the auto-generated expressions, by posing the control bones!

Non-destructively Sculpt upon any of the registered meshes to fine-tune Faceit expression!

Change the range of motion for any expression in real-time!

Mirror Expression (Pose and Sculpt Layer)

Quickly mirror both the pose and the sculpt influence.

Smart Binding - Results usually require no further Weight Painting

Weights generated based on Landmarks. Weighting usually requires no further editing.

Extensive Documentation

Checkout the extensive written documentation for more information on the individual steps!

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Sales 6200+
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Published almost 4 years ago
Blender Version 4.2, 4.1, 4.0, 3.6, 3.3
License GPL
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