Performance Capture and Virtual Production Studio, Animatrik Film Design Inc. to Offer Faceware Software for Face Tracking, Solving and Animation Services
Vancouver, British Columbia – February 25th 2015 – Vancouver-based performance capture and virtual production studio, Animatrik Film Design Inc., has announced the addition of Faceware Technologies software to their service offerings for face tracking, solving and retargeting.
After a thorough evaluation of facial mocap and animation solutions, Brett Ineson, CEO of Animatrik Film Design Inc. stated “The Faceware tools are very production friendly. They put the power in the hands of our artists, allowing them to finish shots quickly and consistently. Compartmentalizing the various parts of the process in their software allows us to make quick improvements along the way, without compromising other areas of the solve”.
“We’re extremely pleased to be working with the experienced team at Animatrik Film Design,” said Pete Busch, vice president of business development at Faceware Technologies. “They understand the quality and time demands of high-level production and know the tools that exist in the market, so their use of our solutions is a huge compliment to us and our development team. We look forward to a long and close partnership with Brett and his staff.”
Having now been utilized in over 130 AAA titles and feature films, including many of the top-grossing game titles in 2014, Faceware’s combined hardware and software technologies are setting the standard for facial mocap and animation solutions. Faceware’s product line consists of the Faceware Headcam kits and systems; Faceware Analyzer, which allows clients to analyze and process performance videos automatically with little to no user input; and Faceware Retargeter, a Autodesk plug-in which allows users to create facial motion capture data at a much faster rate than traditional methods.
About Animatrik Film Design.
Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Animatrik is a leading provider of motion capture, previsualization and virtual cinematography services. With one of the largest motion capture sound stages in the pacific northwest, and an expert team of technicians and visual effects artists, Animatrik is a proven provider of stage and location based motion capture and virtual camera services, with film and games credits which include American Sniper, Chappie, Elysium, Warm Bodies, District 9, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Thief 4, Crysis 3 and Mortal Kombat Legacy. Visit www.animatrik.com for more info.
About Faceware Technologies
Sherman Oaks, California-based Faceware Technologies Inc. (FTI), which spun off from Image Metrics in 2012, is dedicated to meeting the needs of professional artists in the video game, film, television, and commercial industries. The company’s Faceware product line has been utilized in the production of more than 130 AAA video game titles, feature films, music videos, commercials, television shows, and stage plays, and is the most innovative and experienced facial animation solution provider for clients such as Double Negative, Digital Domain, ILM, Blur Studios, Activision-Blizzard, Rockstar Games, Microsoft, 2K Sports, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Sega, Sony, Bethesda, and Moving Picture Company. The Faceware Facial Motion Capture product line, which is now in use in six continents, consists of the Faceware Headcam kits and systems; Faceware Analyzer, which allows clients to analyze and process performance videos automatically with little to no user input; Faceware Retargeter, a Autodesk plug-in which allows users to create facial motion capture data at a much faster rate than traditional methods; and Faceware Live, which converts live video into facial animation and applies that to characters in real time. Visit www.facewaretech.com for more info.