Great facial animation matters – do it right
Cubic Motion produces much of world’s facial animation. Our combination of unmatched performance analysis, solver design, machine learning, and a world-class team of facial specialists can generate animation for almost any rig, from almost any data – such as single or multi-camera performance capture, or even audio. We process capture with our extremely efficient Qommotion™ pipelines which help us analyse the movements of an actor’s face in the finest detail, regardless of the data source. This provides our own facial animation experts – or your team – with precise and consistent data for performance driven animation. We also license computer vision and machine learning technologies.
Facial animation from video performance
We lead the field in performance-driven animation because we understand that capture should be extremely accurate and complete. But we also know that capture alone is useless - equally important is the science of solving to complex modern rigs. We create advanced custom solvers for every asset, using powerful unique technologies available only at Cubic Motion, so that our expert team of facial specialists can deliver the very best results from any data on any rig.
Facial animation from your audio
Alternatively, we can create large volumes of great animation of the whole face – not just lip-sync – from audio files. Amazingly expressive animation at unbelievable speed with no capture cost. Although this pipeline eliminates the need for you to film or otherwise capture actors, the animation curves we produce have a very natural, ‘organic’ nature. This is no accident, since our processes create motion based on a complex analysis of observed real-life movements of human faces as they speak and act.
In many circumstances we can license our Qommotion™ computer vision and pipeline technologies for use in client software products or studio production pipelines. Contact us for further details.