News: Motion Capture via iPhone X Is Available to Animators Now Through Live Face App

Motion Capture via iPhone X Is Available to Animators Now Through Live Face App

While 3D motion capture via iPhone X is coming soon from Unity, software maker Reallusion offers similar functionality to 3D model animation producers today.

With CrazyTalk Animator 3, users can now add animation to virtually any image, bringing it to life with motion effects and templates on a PC or Mac. When connected to an iPhone X, the Live Face app can give those animations their own facial expressions and emotive performances.

Image by Reallusion/YouTube

Thanks to the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera, Live Face can track up to 57 face signals and precisely track facial expressions, including head angle, brow height, and eyeball position. At the same time, the app can capture mouth movements for live performances or audio lip synching.

The resulting animations can be edited into videos or displayed on live broadcasts via YouTube, Facebook, or Twitch.

Image by Reallusion/YouTube

Using the TrueDepth camera for motion capture is something we've been expecting since Apple unveiled the iPhone X and the Animoji app.

We've seen numerous experiments from developers and some consumer-focused apps emerge, but, between Unity and Reallusion, it looks like the iPhone X is evolving into a legitimate device for professional creators.

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Cover image via Reallusion/YouTube

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