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Faceware Technologies Rolls Out 2018 Pricing for Facial Motion Capture Software and Hardware

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Price reductions, new services and bundled hardware/software packages headline the offerings  

Los Angeles, Calif. – Feb 06, 2018 Faceware Technologies, the leading provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced brand new pricing for 2018. From price reductions on popular software licenses, to new services, to new hardware/software bundles, the new pricing offers something for indie animators and studios alike, and can be found on Faceware’s new pricing page. It is effective immediately.

“At the end of the 2017, we conducted a complete audit of our pricing, which included a survey of our customers and resellers, as well as a review of all of our SKUs,” said Peter Busch, vice president of business development at Faceware. “As you’ll see, we have made some pretty big changes that I think our new and existing customers will love.”

2018 Pricing Update:

  • Analyzer 3.0 Studio Plus Price Reduction: Analyzer 3.0 Studio Plus software licenses have been reduced more than 20%. The new cost for a Single-user license including the first year of support is now $6,500.
  • Live 2.5 Server Price Reduction: Live 2.5 Server has been reduced almost 10%. The new cost for a Single-user license including the first year of support is now $3,000.
  • New Service: Facial pipeline stage auditing. Faceware will perform an on-site review and analysis of your facial pipeline. Review of proper lighting, acoustics, as well as cable routing, operator control, and proper storage and maintenance of our headcam systems will be covered.
  • First Year Support Now Included: First year of support for all software and Complete Systems is now included in the price.
  • New Bundles – Additional Licenses at No Additional Cost: All Pro Complete Systems now include multiple network licenses of each of our software products. These include:
    • Realtime Pro Complete:
      • Two (2) additional Live 2.5 licenses
    • Creation Suite Pro Complete
      • Two (2) additional Analyzer 3.0 Studio Plus licenses
      • Four (4) additional Retargeter 5.0 Studio Plus licenses
    • Ultimate Pro Complete
      • Two (2) additional Analyzer 3.0 Studio Plus licenses
      • Four (4) Retargeter 5.0 Studio Plus licenses
  • Two for One on Network Licenses: All Network licenses of Analyzer, Retargeter, and Live will include two seats/users. Existing owners of Server licenses can upgrade by simply updating their support subscription fee

 

Happy Birthday, Faceware!

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We’re happy to celebrate our 6th year with all of you and would like to thank you for helping us continue to change the face of motion capture and animation! Going 6 years strong, discover what else turns 6 this year.

Oculus Rift
Initially launched as a Kickstarter campaign in August 2012, the Oculus Rift has since grown to become one of the premier virtual reality headsets and forever changed gaming.
Google Project Glass
Google Project Glass gave us a peek at the future of AR and ushered in the start of a new era of AR that has since given us worldwide sensations like Pokémon Go.
BM 500-Mile Battery
Using nanotechnology, the lithium air battery can propel an electric vehicle for 500 miles on a single charge. One of the biggest breakthroughs of the year it was announced, the technology is projected to be incorporated into the design of consumer vehicles in 2020.
Ferrari F70
With a jaw-dropping 0-to-60 time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 250mph, the new Ferarri flagship was reborn.
SpaceX Dragon
While technically created in 2010, it was in 2012 that the SpaceX Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with the International Space Station, marking the beginning of commercial space exploration.

Faceware at the Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS) 2017

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Faceware Technologies is pleased to be returning to the Monteral International Game Summit (MIGS) this December 11-13, 2017 in Montreal, Canada. This summit brings together hundreds of international experts to one of the largest hubs of video game development in the world to share knowledge with the local and international developers attending the show.

Join us this December at Faceware Technologies booth 406, as we dive into the latest in facial animation and facial motion capture technology, including the groundbreaking technology behind the Star Citizen’s live player-to-player in-game character chat in which facial movements are instantly detected and streamed onto the character’s face with stunning realism.

Headed to Montréal and want to join us? We have a limited number of FREE passes to the show to give away. Email us at sales@facewaretech.com and we may have a free pass for you.

See you at the show!

Faceware Brings New Faces to Star Wars Battlefront II

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One of the biggest games of the year, the eagerly anticipated Star Wars Battlefront II releases today for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC. Gamers will be brought face-to-face with some of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars galaxy. Heroes from all three eras of the Star Wars universe take part in this epic adventure with characters old and new.

Star Wars Battlefront II features an all new cinematic story featuring Commander Iden Versio in a thrilling new narrative unfolding after the Return of the Jedi. As Commander of the elite special operations team, Iden and the Inferno Squad complete the missions that no one else can. Fearless, the Inferno Squad fights to restore order in the galaxy and save the Empire its most desperate hour.

Faceware is proud to have partnered with EA to bring the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga to life. With the latest installment in the Star Wars series, EA’s animation team raised the bar for facial animation, using Faceware’s ProHD Headcam System to enhance the performance capture of their live actors for the new cinematic story. Animators then applied the new level of detail to the characters’ performances using Faceware’s Analyzer 3.0 Studio Plus and Retargeter 5.0 Studio Plus software packages. The result is an impressive set of characters that create the brave new world of Star Wars Battlefront II.  See more in a behind the scenes video of the making of Star Wars Battlefront II.

Call of Duty: WWII Earns Its Stripes

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Return to gritty combat in one of history’s greatest conflicts with Call of Duty: WWII. This epic recreation of the brutality and brotherhood experienced in some of the most intense battles of the last century redefines World War II for a new gaming generation. Faceware is proud to have been part of bringing the stories of the American 1st Infantry Division to life.

Halloween ’17 Part III – Gaming Frights Abound With Faceware Realism in VR

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If the characters in your gaming experience haunt your mind, visit you in your nightmare and cause you to stay awake with your lights on – we’re thrilled to be a part of that digital fright!

Faceware’s solutions have been used across a wide variety of digital entertainment products, from NBA 2K titles to the latest in the Call of Duty franchise, each time ensuring that the digital faces we see on screen feel completely convincing.

In virtual reality gamesthese facial animations swoop by in moments of sheer terror, striking fear into the heart of those who dare to look. A realistically contorted face is key to that, and that’s what Faceware’s hardware and software delivers for developers.

Faceware products deliver what developers are envisioning for these gruesome visages – specifically, the Faceware ProHD Headcam, which is worn by actors when performing roles, and then the duo of Analyzer and Retargeter with their animation team.

Analyzer draws upon Faceware’s sophisticated back-end to capture every nuance of the facial performance – all without the need for markers. From there, Retargeter takes the captured data and applies it to the facial rig, bringing the actor’s performance to life in the game world.

Check out the gruesome details in our ode to Halloween 17 with VR gaming frights!

Here They Lie

Paranormal Activity

Resident Evil

Wilson’s Heart

Countdown to Halloween ’17 Part II – Gaming Frights and Fantasy With Faceware Realism

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If the characters in your gaming experience haunt your mind, visit you in your nightmare and cause you to stay awake with your lights on – we’re thrilled to be a part of that digital fright!

Faceware software, allows gaming developers to achieve higher quality animation at unprecedented turnarounds, taking your gaming into the next level of realism. Here’s a quick summation of how the software works to create those characters you love, and love to hate!

  • Analyzer is ultra high-fidelity, marker-less facial motion tracking software. It converts video of an actor’s facial performance into facial motion tracking data that is used in Faceware Retargeter to create high-quality facial animation.
  • Retargeter is a plug-in to Maya, MotionBuilder, and 3DS Max that applies the facial motion capture data from Analyzer to a character. It allows you to take the high-fidelity tracking data you’ve acquired in Analyzer and retarget it into animation.

Check out Part II of our Halloween countdown looking deep into space. Who is out there – and are they friend or foe?

Destiny 2

DOOM

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Countdown to Halloween ’17 – Gaming Frights and Fantasy With Faceware Realism

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If the characters in your gaming experience haunt your mind, visit you in your nightmare and cause you to stay awake with your lights on – we’re thrilled to be a part of that digital fright!

The countdown to Halloween kicks off with three epic adventures loaded with heroes, monsters and battles leaving you ravaged or reveling. What’s your favorite?

Shadow of War

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV

Behind the Scenes of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

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One of the year’s biggest games, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is an epic sequel to the Lord of the Rings gaming universe that promises to be even bigger than the original. Shadow of War includes action packed performances by Troy Baker, who not only acts but also directs the motion capture in the game using Faceware for the facial motion capture performances on set. We’re thrilled to see these great performances come to life in Shadow of War. Check out more in the behind the scenes video of the game with Troy Baker.

Bears Launch Augmented Reality Face Painting Feature

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With the season opener Sunday at Soldier Field, it’s time for fans to put their Bears Game Face on, without all of the mess of actually painting their faces.

The Bears have partnered with Faceware Interactive and Image Metrics, the same companies responsible for the “Die Hard Fan” college football face-painting app, to provide a virtual face-painting experience for fans in the team’s official app.

The feature, “Bears Game Face,” is available for both iOS and Android users. Fans can find it in the “more” section of the app and must either download or update to the latest version of the app to use it.

The intuitive interface allows the user to choose among an initial set of five game faces, including one 3D interactive mask that allows users to morph into a grizzly bear. Other options include a game face resembling the stripes on the Bears’ navy jersey and a game face that looks as though the user has painted their face with team’s iconic Bear head logo. Additional masks will be released throughout the season.

Once the user places the virtual paint on their face, they can take a photo or record a video and use the app’s interface to share via social media. The Bears will be working to bring similar features to Soldier Field’s video board in the future.

Fans are encouraged to share their Game Face using #BearsGameFace. Who knows? You just may get a like from @ChicagoBears.