EXPRESSION SCAN LIBRARY

GENERIC SCAN SETS NOW AVAILABLE

Pixel Light Effects is now offering cross-polarized FACs libraries!  Check out our video showing the process:

Each package includes:

  • 68 raw scans
  • Raw photos for each scan
  • Retopologized models with animation-ready topology

Featuring:

  • Cross-polarized textures
  • Scan stabilization
  • Color charts for grading images
  • Markers for tracking features

WHY USE SCANS?

When it comes to photo-real CGI characters, blendshape scanning provides an essential record of facial deformations and performance. Generic blendshape libraries also offer a starting point for characters and creatures that don’t exist – providing valuable reference for artists to sculpt and work from.

DELIVERABLES

100% RAW SCANS

Our data is true to life. The scans are aligned to the neutral pose, but otherwise are completely unmodified, insuring that what you get is accurate data and not an artist’s interpretation.

RAW PHOTOS AND SCAN FILES

Along with the models, we also provide the raw photographs (.CR2), photos of a X-Rite color chart, and the raw Agisoft Photoscan scans, allowing you total control over the final results.

F.A.C.S.

ISOLATED MUSCLE MOVEMENTS

Working together with Ziva Dynamics, we have come up with a full set of 70 expressions based upon the Facial Action Coding System. Rather than combining multiple muscle movements into each expression, we isolate muscle movements as much as possible.

MARKER PLACEMENT

Markers were placed to allow for tracking of subtle movements, minimizing error and avoiding inaccurately aligned textures.

CROSS POLARIZED

ZERO SPECULAR

Designed to completely remove the specular component from the photographs, our cross-polarized head rig produces animation-ready textures.

For more information about ordering FACS sets, please contact info@pixellighteffects.com.