Reallusion’s partnership with Faceware enables iClone 7 to achieve real-time facial motion capture and recording. This will empower indies and studios of all levels, giving them access to facial motion capture tools that are fast, accurate and markerless--all from a PC webcam.

Fast, Accurate, Markerless Facial Tracking

Faceware Realtime for iClone - fast, accurate, markerleaa facial tracking

Faceware Realtime for iClone is a professional quality real-time facial tracking software designed to give iClone users a simple, cost-effective, and powerful tool for animating character’s faces. Use a capable webcam to live mocap or a pre-recorded image sequence to drive natural human facial expressions and head movement.

Capture Sources

  • PC Camera Tracking: Use PC cam, GoPro or ProHD cameras to live capture facial animation.
  • Image Sequence: Convert any video for use as a facial tracking source, making production iterations convenient.
capture sources
facial motion capture from PC cam or image sequence

Camera Settings

  • Access to all available camera supported frame rate and resolution.
  • Recommended High Quality PC Camera:
    • Logitech Brio Ultra HD, 60 fps
    • Logitech HD Pro C920, 30 fps
  • Face Tracking Model:
    • StaticCam for desktop capture
    • HeadCam for head mounted capture
facial mocap camera settings

Fast Calibration

  • Calibrate on-the-fly, anytime without breaking the data stream.
  • 3 second calibration! Simply position the face in the center of the frame and hold a neutral expression!
fast calibration for facial mocap

Professional Facial Capture Designs

iClone Faceware Mocap Plugin - professional facial capture designs

To fully utilize Faceware’s 42 facial tracking Face ID, iClone 7 has upgraded it’s 3D Character Creation systems to 60 Facial Morphs. In addition, we added Synchronous Audio Recording, Feature-based Strength Sliders, Expression Blender, as well as Custom Profile feature in this facial plugin.

Tracking Data Inspector

  • Instant, dynamic feedback. These meters let you view your animation data in real time.
  • Observe the relationship between your facial performance and the real-time data stream and adjust the result.

Custom Capture Profiles

  • Default 60-morph capture profiles are optimized for StaticCam and HeadCam.
  • Define expression style with morph sliders and save it as a Custom Capture Profile.
  • Take advantage of the Search function to quickly access sliders.

Feature-based Facial Strength Filters

  • Globally or separately control the signal input strength for brows, eyelids, eyeballs, mouth, jaw, cheek, and head rotation.
  • Easily capture stylized characters with proper strength settings for toning down or exaggerating features.
  • Save settings for characters.

Face Mask for Blend and Isolation Capture

  • Isolate facial features to either mocap the full face, or just capture certain features or muscles.
  • Do multi-pass editing to blend up selected feature movements.

Smooth Head Movement

  • Head jitter sometimes occurs while performer has high frequency facial motions. Check the Smooth Head function to reduce the jitter and smooth out the head movement.

Synchronous Audio Recording during Facial Capture

  • Optionally record live audio with the face capture session.
  • Recorded audio generates lip synch data.
  • Blend lip-synch and motion capture to create the best result.

Motion Editing & Refinement

iClone - motion editing and refinement for realtime faical animation

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

Optional Mocap Mouth Blend with Audio Lipsync Viseme

  • Audio to Lipsync Analysis gives another level of lips and tongue accuracy, and allows detailed Viseme editing.
  • With the options to choose the blend ratio between facial mocap and audio lipsync, and achieve the optimal result.

Refinement and Face Key Timeline Editing

  • Edit face capture performances in post with the iClone facial timeline.
  • Access the motion clip track to edit & offset with face keys.
  • Expression Intensity control through slider bars.

Bring Character & Animation to the 3D Worlds

3DXchange - bring character and animation to external 3D tools

FBX Character & Animation Export

  • Take your characters with facial captured animation to any game-engine or 3D application via 3DXchange Pipeline.
  • The exported FBX characters keep full facial blend shapes, and their animation data in time sequence. You can re-edit them in other 3D tools for further possibilities.
More about 3DXchange >
FBX export to 3DS Maz, Maya, Unity, Unreal FBX export to 3DS Maz, Maya, Unity, Unreal

Largest Character Compatibilites

iClone - real-time 3D Animation Character Creator - create unlimited fully-rigged 3D characters Daz3D

Compatible with Industry Standard 3D Characters

  • iClone 7 Characters made by Character Creator has updated with 60 face morphs, fully optimized for Faceware tracking data.
  • For Daz Genesis characters generation 1,2,3,8, auto-conversion tools and 60 face morph DUF profiles are provided.
Daz Genesis Extension for detail >
facial animation - CC character
facial animation - Daz character

Custom Character Import

  • Import 3D characters via FBX, and define facial morph targets using 3DXchange.
  • Face Mapping Templates support both morph-based and bone-based facial rig.
custom character for facial mocap and animation
custom character for facial mocap and animation
custom character for facial mocap and animation
custom character for facial mocap and animation

WORKFLOW QUICK VIEW

iClone Facewrae Facial Mocap workflow

TOOLS YOU NEED

Animation Software

iClone - Realtime 3D Animation Software

iClone 7

  • Version: v7.1.1116.1​
  • 64 bit & DX11 required
  • Platform: Win 7 SP3 / Win 8 / Win 10
  • Release Date: 2017-11-16
  • File Size: 1.09 GB
  • Trial Duration: 30 days

Mocap Plug-in Suite

mocap Suite - iClone Facial Mocap Plug-in for Faceware

iClone Facial Mocap Plug-in for Faceware

  • Version: v1.1.1114.1
  • Platform: Win 7 SP1 / 8 / 10
  • Release Date: 2017-11-16
  • File Size: 88 MB
  • Trial Duration: 30 days
  • Limitation: Unrecordable
mocap suite - Faceware Realtime for iClone

Faceware Realtime for iClone

  • Version: v1.1.0.360
  • Platform: Win 7 / 8 / 10
  • Release Date: 2017-11-01
  • File Size: 108 MB
  • Trial Duration: 30 days
bonus content

Exclusive Bonus Content

This well-designed Boxer character, is a great starter for you to experience the best real-time facial mocap performance. You can also further animate this character's body by layering animations with all of iClone's powerful motion tools!
The Boxer will appear in iClone's default Avatar library once you have installed the iClone Facial Mocap Plug-in Suite.


*The Boxer character has been licensed by Reallusion Featured Developer ToKoMotion. Check out more of his works >


ToKoMotion

Recommended Hardware

High Quality PC Camera: Logitech Brio Ultra HD, 60 fps / Logitech HD Pro C920, 30 fps

TRIAL INSTALLATION PROCESS

  1. Two installers are required for download:
    • iClone 7
    • iClone Faceware Facial Mocap Plug-in Suite
      (includes two software: iClone Facial Mocap Plug-in for Faceware + Faceware Realtime for iClone)

  2. Install iClone 7 first, and make sure that your hardware meets the basic system requirements.

  3. Once iClone is installed, you will see the iClone program icon on your PC Desktop.

  4. Next, install the two programs of the Facial Mocap Suite. Install the iClone Facial Mocap plug-in first, and then the Faceware Realtime for iClone application.

  5. To get started, learn the basics from the tutorial videos.


UPDATE

iClone Facial Mocap Plug-in for Faceware Patch

  • Version: v1.1.1114.1
  • Release Date: 2017-11-16
  • File Size: 4.45 MB

Release notes:


v1.1 released on 2017-11-16

  • Added: iClone 7.1 or above is required for installation.

v1.01 released on 2017-10-12

  • Fixed: Expression Mapping > Reset now properly re-initialize the slider values to the default that was set when the profile was loaded.

v1.0 released on 2017-09-18

  • Grand launch

Faceware Realtime for iClone

  • Version: v1.1.0.360
  • Release Date: 2017-11-01
  • File Size: 108 MB
  • Please uninstall your current version before installing this new updated one.

SERVICE NOTICE

    General Product Support


    If you have product purchase, or usage questions, then please contact Reallusion support for:

    • Reallusion iClone 7
    • Reallusion iClone Facial Mocap Plug-in for Faceware
    • Faceware Realtime for iClone (developed by Faceware Technologies Inc.)

    Where to contact Reallusion Support?

    • You may check out the FAQ page first, to see if you can find answers to your questions.
    • If you did not find answers to your issues in the FAQ, then you can submit your inquiries to Reallusion Support, while making sure that you select iClone as the main service category.

    When to contact Faceware Technologies Inc.?


    Faceware Realtime for iClone is the face tracking software provided by Faceware Technologies Inc.
    Contact Faceware Technologies Inc. Support by emailing support@facewaretech.com ONLY if you are a purchased user, and have the following support requests:

    • Failure to activate Trial software to Full license.
    • Need to switch activation from one registered computer to another.
    • Facial tracking related issues.

    *To get support from Faceware, please make sure that you provide the "Ticket" for your Faceware Realtime for iClone, so that they can identify your product version. The "Ticket" is the same as the Serial Number, which is issued to you in the order email from Reallusion.


ADDITIONAL NOTICE

    Can the Faceware Facial Mocap Plug-in work at the same time with the Noitom Perception Neuron Body Mocap Plug-in?


    Currently, these two plug-ins cannot work together to capture both motion data at the same time. Our development team is already working on an integrated mocap plug-in architecture that will synchronize multiple data streams. With this, we aim to give users higher flexibility when using multiple device setups.
    All purchase users who acquire the ​ Perception Neuron Mocap, or the Faceware Mocap plug-in, will have a free upgrade to a new unified plug-in once it’s released.

TESTIMONIALS

"The Faceware Realtime iClone 7 system is a huge win for me as a Faceware user. It is by far the best integration of Faceware I have seen in any package. Combined with the new face keying, you have a powerful combination to deliver truly professional results. The fact that Reallusion has pulled all this off in a single release is truly amazing and I am super excited for the future of iClone."

- Jeff Jasper, Oscar / BAFTA winning team, FX Supervisor “Interstellar” New Deal Studios