Faceware Technologies is excited to announce we're an official sponsor of the CG Monks Morpheus Rig 2.0 Kickstarter Campaign. The campaign, which has already surpassed its financial goal of $20,000 is aimed at building on the resounding success of the Morpheus 1.0 rig, which according to CG Monks.com has over 115,000 unique views and/or downloads. FTI’s interest in Morpheus 2.0 is to support and encourage stronger asset building and especially artist-friendly character rigs. Faceware’s artist-friendly Retargeter facial motion capture software will perfectly complement the Morpheus 2.0 rig. Faceware will also be aiding in the development of the Morpheus 2.0 facial rig, based on its years of experience in facial rigging for over 50 AAA titles and 20 TV/VFX/Film projects.
The pledge shows Faceware’s continued support for the artist community combining well with their Faceware Education Outreach Program which allows schools and education institutions free and unlimited use of the Faceware software suite. Both Animation Mentor and CG Spectrum are co-sponsoring the campaign as well.
Josh Burton, co-founder of CG Monks and the Morpheus Rig, is quite excited for Faceware’s support and sponsorship of the program; Burton previously hosted a Faceware Webinar on character rigging. The Kickstarter campaign ends on November 7, 2012. To support the project, check out the page here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cgmonks/morpheus-rig-v20.