Who Is Faceware Technologies?
Image Metrics, the leader in facial animation technology, launched 2012 with the announcement of the formation of Faceware Technologies Inc. (FTI), a company dedicated to Faceware and the needs of professional animators.
FTI offers the entire Faceware Professional Product line consisting of the Faceware Retargeter as well as recently announced products: Faceware Analyzer, which allows clients to analyze and process their own videos without IP or content going offsite; and the Faceware Head Mounted Camera (HMC), the result of seven years of development into the 5th generation facial performance capture hardware.
The Faceware professional product line has pioneered the field of 3D facial animation over the past ten years through its revolutionary technologies and approaches. Faceware hardware and software represent complete solutions for the interactive entertainment, film, AAA game, television, and commercial markets. FTI is the leading facial animation solution provider for clients such as Double Negative, Digital Domain, Blur Studios, Activision-Blizzard, Rockstar Games, Microsoft, 2K Sports, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Sega, Sony, Bethesda, Motion Theory and Moving Picture Company.
The core technology behind FTI is built with Image Metrics’ extensive knowledge and research in computer vision techniques in facial and gesture recognition. The technology, working from a single video input, captures all the nuance and subtleties of human emotion. Through advanced creation, rigging and animation technologies these captured performances are delivered to the CG character through FTI’s software suite at any quality level.
The Faceware Professional Product Line has been utilized in the production of over 45 AAA titles, eight feature films, music videos, stage plays, and many other applications.
FTI maintains a commitment to breakthrough research and development; our animation solutions will continue to evolve with the needs of its clients and of the entire industry.