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Old 12-06-2003, 09:16 PM   #1
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Has any one seen This a face animater, its for 3D max but soon for Maya.
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Old 12-06-2003, 09:38 PM   #2
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That's pretty cool.
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Old 12-06-2003, 09:48 PM   #3
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Wow! THat looks really cool... Wonder when It will be available for Maya...
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Old 13-06-2003, 09:37 PM   #4
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Thats...cheating. LOL. Its kool tho. I think it defeats the actual purpose of animation tho. Your not really doing it yourself, the program is doing it for you. But, just my 2 cents.
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Old 13-06-2003, 09:50 PM   #5
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found this on highend 3d
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Old 13-06-2003, 10:44 PM   #6
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Hi ,

as far as I can see it, then is Eyematic FaceStation allready available for maya... this is from their FAQ section...
Q: What 3D animation packages does FaceStation support?

A: FaceStation is currently available for Discreet 3ds max and Alias | Wavefront Maya.
great looking software... would make it a hell lot easier to make face animation...

otherwise you could make a system that they use at Weta e.g. with Gollum... Bay Raitt told about it at the 3D Festival... among otherthings he used Paul Ekman Facial Action Units... which you can read a bit more about here... "Paul Ekman Facial Action Units Online"... -->
http://cube.phlatt.net/forums/spiral...hp?TopicID=503

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Yes, that is temping for us noobs, but it is stll cheating.
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Old 14-06-2003, 02:35 AM   #8
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hey, if you're in a studio and you've only got a small amount of time to do facial animation for a ton of characters... they'll do it the quick and easy way.

For example, at Warthog, we're buying a pack of pre-made trees to use so we don't have to make them.... that kind of thing.
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When you are working against a deadline there is no such thing as cheating! But Ido think you should still learn how to do it yourself first before taking the shortcuts.

This plugin looks almost too good to be true. Has anyone here actually used this or a similar plugin, that can give us the lowdown on it?
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Old 14-06-2003, 03:03 AM   #10
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(sorry for changing thread topic!)

Mike? er.... Do you think simplyMaya could possibly do an interview with you and other CG professionals (maybe one a month?) so people like myself can hear the inside scoop about working on the industry? business ins and outs... how to get in ... typical job expectations ... different positions and requirements... the job market...wheter or not I should find a new vocational intrest... etc, etc.
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Old 16-06-2003, 09:29 AM   #11
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now THATS an idea, pleaseeeee get Julian J and meats meir in
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Mike? er.... Do you think simplyMaya could possibly do an interview with you and other CG professionals (maybe one a month?) so people like myself can hear the inside scoop about working on the industry? business ins and outs... how to get in ... typical job expectations ... different positions and requirements... the job market...wheter or not I should find a new vocational intrest... etc, etc.
This is already being aranged.... should have the first one out very soon.
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This actually looks a fun product!

Going to add to front page today!
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also a very nice looking face generator is facegen but only to create human faces. there is a demo version that cannot export the model or save.
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Old 16-06-2003, 01:45 PM   #15
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hehe, I dont wanna start anything but I saw this being featured on 3DBuzz around a year ago..then I lost the link and now I see it again

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