Janimation Facial Animation

This demo shows Janimation’s facial animation methodology. Mocap is run thru face robot for retargeting and to generate some base shapes, which are then sculpted and stored. A rig then uses ICE in some clever ways to blend those shapes as controls are driven by the mocap data (or new data) plus there are some other tricks. While Face Robot is used early in the process, the end result rig is proprietary to JA, and much faster and easier to work with. Cool stuff.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZTN-jRRM30&feature=autofb[/youtube]