What Does Retargeter Do?

Retargeter applies facial motion capture data from Analyzer onto any facial rig through a plug-in to Autodesk Maya, 3DS Max, and MotionBuilder.

How it Works

Using a smart combination of your facial poses and high-quality movement data, you get the control and flexibility needed for creating convincing facial animation.

Video Tutorials

Learn all of Retargeter’s features and best practices.  We cover Character Setup, Posing, Shared Poses, AutoSolve, and more in our in-depth video tutorials.

Free 30-Day Trial

Try Retargeter free for 30 days and put our claims to the test.  Click the button below to get started and request your free trial.

The Best Retargeting Features

Best-in-Class workflow and features, since 2003.

Trust the Facial Motion Capture software designed by animators for animators. Our tools are simple and easy to understand, yet fully featured and capable of performing extremely complex and believable facial animation.

No other software offers region-based control with facial movements, meaning each emoting area (the eyes, the brows, the mouth , etc.) are all separate entities. This independent control provides an unparalleled degree of precision, creating a higher level of detail and realism.

Our software works with you to produce results that are closer than ever before to the live performance.

Retarget onto Any Character Rig

If you can keyframe it, Retargeter can drive it.

Say goodbye to rig requirements. Our Character Setup process lets you define areas of the face as groups. Each has an associated set of attributes where Retargeter will apply your facial motion tracking data.

You define which attributes affect each area of the face, allowing you to work with bones, joints, blendshapes, morph targets, custom deformers, etc. Once you set these attributes, you are ready to create amazing, realistic animations.

Data That’s Easy to Work With

Retargeter gives you clean, easy-to-edit animation.

Retargeter’s features take the stress out of keyframe changes and polishing. Data is applied very quickly so iterations are fast and efficient.

Our workflow was designed by animators in real-world production. We know you need software that is easy to use, intuitive, and guaranteed to work every time. Intelligent keyframe reduction (Pruning), animation smoothing, a master timing tool, and several other features make working with our data very easy.


Greater Team Consistency 

Raise your entire team's level with Retargeter.

A major challenge of facial motion capture and animation is consistency among a large team of animators. The final result should look as if its created by one skilled animator, but how do you control this over very large volumes?

Retargeter 5.0 Studio Plus has features that allow your team to work as one. Animators create centralized Shared Pose libraries to ensure that every smile, blink, squint, and pose is created the exact same way, regardless of the animator behind the wheel.


Batch Script for Speed

Script anything in Retargeter for added efficiency.

Retargeter 5.0 Studio Plus allows users access to our entire library of commands, allowing technical artists to create entirely automated pipelines. Maximize your facial animation output and take advantage of your computer’s processing time, not your artists’ time.

Create batch pipelines that remove manual steps and allow for full automation. Ask our support team today for example scripts to get started!

Learn more about Batch scripting

Licensing for Everyone 

Commercial, PLE, Academic and Government licenses

Retargeter 5.0 has several licensing options that allow everyone from the indie freelancer to a full Commercial VFX or game development studio to take advantage of our award-winning features.

Not sure which version of Retargeter 5.0 you need? We suggest starting with a free 30-day trial of our software or you can review the below feature chart to determine which product is best for you.

Want to combine our hardware and software? we also offer Complete Systems that include everything.


Retargeter Feature Comparison

Retargeter is available in the ‘Studio‘ version and a full-featured ‘Studio Plus‘ version.

With Retargeter ‘Studio’ you can utilize the features previously only available in Retargeter Pro, including Custom Poses, AutoPoses, Keyframe Pruning, Smoothing, and more.

Upgrade to Retargeter ‘Studio Plus’ to build custom shared pose libraries for consistent animation, and boost your team’s efficiency by sharing global data and batch-scripting the process.

* Data from Analyzer Studio and Studio Plus is compatible with both the Studio and Studio Plus versions of Retargeter.

Features Retargeter Studio Retargeter Studio Plus
Compatible with any video type
Extremely fast character setup
Automated shot and scene setup
Standard character expression set
‘AutoSolve’ technology
Retarget to custom frame ranges
Customizable region-based solving
Pruning – intelligent keyframe reduction
Add ‘Poses’ to augment & improve animation NEW
Quickly refine and improve data NEW
‘AutoPose’ automatic Pose suggestion NEW
Retarget specific objects & attributes NEW
Backup and restore progress on every shot NEW
Custom keyframe timing and spacing NEW
Server (floating) licenses (additional fee) NEW
Batch functionality (command-line)
Collaborative ‘Shared Pose’ libraries

Request Your 30-Day Free Trial of Retargeter

Put our claims to the test.


We’ll contact you within 24 business hours with instructions on how to download the software and setup your trial license.  We’ll help you get started and provide everything you’ll need to have a great experience and create high-quality facial animation.

If you are looking for a quote for Retargeter Studio/Studio Plus licenses, please fill out the contact form or call our email us directly anytime: sales@facewaretech.com