Professional facial tracking software

Analyze facial expression and movement from video
Data can be used in most CG, VFX, or AAA production pipelines
Easy-to-learn process with free training resources
Create highly automated workflows for large volume demands

General Workflow
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Features of Analyzer 3

Expression and texture tracking for complete facial motion analysis

Analyzer is a high-quality production software that tracks facial movement from video using machine learning and deep learning. It uses a markerless technology to track everything the face can do at an extremely high quality.

Expression and texture tracking for complete facial motion analysis

Robust toolset with intuitive workflow

Looking for the the premiere facial tracking software used by professionals around the world? This is it. Faceware products have been used on thousands of ground-breaking projects and we’re constantly making them better. Analyzer is simply the most powerful tool available for professional facial tracking.

Robust toolset with intuitive workflow

Eyes are the key to emotion and performance

Eyes bring out the emotion and believability of any performance. Our advanced pixel-tracking technology provides extremely accurate eye and gaze tracking, further reducing the barrier between your performance actor and their digital counterpart.

Eyes are the key to emotion and performance

Patented & best in class technology

Our technology is built from Image Metrics consumer-grade technology meaning Analyzer can work on nearly any face in nearly any lighting condition. Enjoy exclusive features built from millions of facial performance images. Our patent portfolio is entirely homegrown from nearly two decades of practical experience.

Patented & best in class technology

FREE Easy-to-learn resources to get up to speed quickly

Our support team is second to none. Check out our huge gallery of video tutorials and online knowledgebase to get you started and teach you best practices for tracking faces in Analyzer. You can also work directly with our Support Team to get the best results.

FREE Easy-to-learn resources to get up to speed quickly

Distinguishing features
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Getting started with Analyzer

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Commonly asked questions about Analyzer workflow and best practices for use in productions.
We recommend a minimum 720p image for high-quality results, however it's worth noting we do not recommend 4K image files to achieve photoreal results as they add unnecessary processing time without adding to the emotion analysis.
Analyzer does support all standard video resolutions and aspect ratios. Non-standard video resolutions (e.g. 720x496 vs. 720x486) may result in odd behavior in the application. If you experience trouble using a non-standard resolution we recommend re-exporting your video to a standard aspect ratio and size.
The answer to this question is slightly complicated. Analyzer, without AutoTrack, relies on the accuracy of the training frames created to perform its tracking functions as smoothly and accurately as possible. Adding ink markers to the face does not inherently increase tracking accuracy, but markers can be added in such a way as to aid the user in creating the training frames. Placing the markers in the same positions as Analyzer landmarks are laid out while tracking in the software can help the Analyzer user place the landmarks in the correct spot on each and every training frame they create, leading to faster training frame creation and more accurate tracking overall. When creating the training frames, the user can see exactly where each landmark should go and can use the ink markers to place the landmarks quickly while still maintaining the consistency needed for accurate tracking.
Almost every video codec on the market works with Faceware Analyzer, so to make things easier we’ve put together a comprehensive list of preferred, production-proven codecs that have a strong balance between quality, file-size, and speed. These work well with both our ProHD camera as well as any standard video camera.

Whenever possible, it is recommended to use the .mov wrapper for your movie files.

  • H.264
  • Apple ProRes
  • Photo-JPEG (75% [High] Quality)
  • Motion JPEG B
  • DV
  • Avid DNxHD
For legal reasons, there are some proprietary video codecs that we are unable to support:

  • GoPro Cineform
  • G2M4 (GoToMeeting)
For the Studio Plus version of Analyzer, no internet connection is required. For Studio, Trial, and PLE versions, an active internet connection is only required during the initial credential check whenever the software is launched. During the actual tracking process, no internet connection is required
We have found from our direct experience and feedback from our Analyzer service providers that users can start to track a shot in a few days, but plan on about a week to get new artists completely up to "Production speed."

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All of our software licenses offer both perpetual and annual licensing options.

Analyzer 3 Studio

Professional Tracking Software. Use any video source, output .FWR files for use in Retargeter. Single-user (Local) or Network (Floating) licenses availble.


Analyzer 3 Studio Plus

All features as Studio version. Additional functionality to import/export data, disable connection to internet requirement, and access to batch API commands. Single-user (Local) or Network (Floating) licenses availble.


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