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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.

Faceware Technology Used in ABC’s New Sitcom Imaginary Mary

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Faceware’s Creation Suite Pro Complete System Provides Realism for Mary’s Spunk!

ABC’s live action/CGI hybrid stars Jenna Elfman as Alice, a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside-down when she meets the love of her life–Ben, a divorced father with three kids, played by Stephen Schneider.

The real fun begins when Alice’s imaginary friend from her childhood returns as sassy and sharp-tongued Mary. Zoic Studios created the animated character voiced by Saturday Night Live alum’s Rachel Dratch, using Faceware’s Creation Suite Pro Complete System which includes the Faceware ProHD Headcam, Analyzer 3.0 Studio Plus, and Retargeter 5.0 Studio Plus software.

Using this complete System, Zoic was able to quickly shoot the facial motion capture completely marker-less and create the quality facial animation used for the live action ABC network show.

VP of Business Development at Faceware, Peter Busch, notes that unlike other motion capture solutions, “rather than limiting the quality of the data by tracking points on the face, our technology tracks textures and features to create highly detailed output. This enables our software to handle anything from stylized to photo-real characters.   Markers inherently can also cause many technical issues during performance capture—plus, if you think what it takes to create convincing CG animation for the face—two key elements are the eyes and it’s the quality of lip sync—you can’t put markers on the eyes or on the inner lips. It’s great to be part of an ambitious project that harnesses these unique capabilities to create an interactive CG character for Prime Time TV.”

For more information about the development of Mary, visit: http://abc.go.com/shows/imaginary-mary/cast/mary

To watch the Pilot or catch up on Season 1 episodes, visit:
http://abc.go.com/shows/imaginary-mary/episode-guide

Faceware Tech Applauds Atlanta Sci-Fi Film Festival Winners

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Faceware Technologies is proud to support artists in their creativity, ingenuity and boundary-pushing capabilities. To that end we are honored to be a part of the Atlanta Sci-fi Film Festival presented by the Multicultural Sci-fi Organization (MCSFO)
Our sponsorship of the event included prize packages for the 1st and 2nd place winners of the Best CGI Sci-fi Shorts.

 

1st Place – DIMA FEDOTOV – Last Day of War

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Film Description:

Part 2 of the “Last Day of War”- The last war broke out. All the people are dead, but the machines continue dutifully to follow orders. The automatic base machines begin fueling and charging the weapons of last surviving bomber preparing it to drop bombs on the dead enemy city. This happens until the last echo of mankind subsides completely. Then comes a new era in which there is no place for us.

View The Award Winning Film

Prize package from Faceware Technologies:

For his 1st place win, Dima Fedotov will receive one license each of Analyzer 3.0 Studio Plus and Retargeter 5.0 Studio Plus.
(Either local or server licenses. Server licenses valued at $13,490. Local licenses valued at $8,990.)

 

2nd Place – ALEXI SHULGA – Autonomous

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Film Description:

“Autonomous”, a CGI sci-fi animated short…We follow the journey of F.R.E.D. the recon droid`s last order as he sets across a barren world of wrecks and autonomous weapons. Autonomous started out as a proof of concept for a bigger story and completed as a free time project during 2 years by a team of 2 people based in Estonia.

Credits:

  • Aleksei Shulga– director, modeling, shading, vfx, compositing
  • Mihhail Kohtov -rig, animation, sfx and sound design
  • Music by http://moderncrusader.net/

View The Award Winning Film

Prize Package from Faceware Technologies:

Aleksei Shulga will receive one license each of Analyzer 3.0 Studio and Retargeter 5.0 Studio.
(Either local or server licenses. Server licenses valued at $4,490. Local licenses valued at $2,990.