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.
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.
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!
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.
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|
|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.