Real-time facial animation

Using best-in-class, markerless, facial motion capture software, Live Client for Unreal alongside Faceware Live Server, animate and track facial movement from any video source to CG characters, in real-time directly inside Unreal Engine. With Live Client and Faceware Live you can perform or simply play around as any character you like, meaning animation professionals can now create, test, and review facial animations live. Which is not only a lot of fun, but it also saves huge amounts of time and iterations between traditional production teams.

Interactive facial animation in real-time

Using patented computer-vision technology and techniques, Live Client and Faceware Live automatically track video of a performer’s face and stream real-time animation onto your character directly in the Unreal Engine. Create live characters for broadcast and interactive events, or empower actors and directors to see digital performances on-set in real-time.

One second calibration on any face

Calibrate any performer in one second, removing the need for lengthy range of motion or complex character setup processes. Your performer need only make a single neutral expression and with one click of a button, you’re automatically calibrated. Ensuring you’re up and running in one second or less, delivering stability and flexibility for real-time content creation.

Stream multiple characters easily

Powerful, stable and cutting edge technology ensure there’s no limit placed on your creativity. Work with multiple characters, all interacting, in front of a live studio audience, pre-viz complex sequences with multiple characters at once, or rapidly animate entire scenes. The sky’s the limit for creative real-time production.

Live Client for Unreal in action

Find out more about Faceware Live Server

Live Client for Unreal is a plugin responsible for connecting Faceware's Live Server and the Unreal Engine. Faceware Technologies, technology partner of Opaque Studios, are the developer behind Faceware Live Server and plugins for both MotionBuilder and Unity 3D. Find out more here.

Download binaries, documentation including install guide and user manual, and project examples here.

Live Client 4.00

Windows Unreal Download Sample files

Live Client for Unreal System Requirements

Required

  • Unreal Engine 4.20
  • Windows 10, 64-bit
  • Intel i5 7th Generation CPU
  • 8 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher
  • Webcam or other video capture device

Recommended

  • Unreal Engine 4.20
  • Windows 10, 64-bit
  • Intel i5 7th Generation CPU
  • 8 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 1060 GTX or equivalent
  • Webcam or other video capture devices capable of 60FPS capture at 720p or above resolution, e.g. Logitech C922 Pro Stream
Faceware Live Client for Unreal Engine - Introduction Tutorial
Faceware Live Client for Unreal Engine - Kiteboy Example Tutorial
Faceware Live Client for Unreal Engine - Using Sliders Tutorial