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Red9 : TalkBack LipSync service

Delighted to be able to release this new demo of our Red9 TalkBack Facial Lip-Syncing service, taking raw audio data and mapping it to accurate facial motion. This has been in development for over 5 years now and with each new project we pass through the systems, the articulation and calibrations get better and better.

This demo is running on one of our Red9 Facial Rigs in Maya and the results are raw data, straight out of the solver with no animator input at all. The only input is the audio file itself. Being an offline process we can do a lot more tricks on the data than some of the current engine based real-time solutions 😉

TalkBack now runs on any rig, with training, and is a service we offer to all clients. Perfect if your budget won’t stretch to full performance capture! The system also works just as well with cartoon based rigs.

Sony Morpheus VR – London Heist

Client : Sony Interactive Entertainment London Studio
Project : PlayStation VR Worlds: The London Heist – Red9 Facial Systems

“The London Heist” was part of PlayStation VR Worlds, released in October 2016 along with the new PlayStation VR headset. We were tasked with the facial rig systems for the 2 key characters, Mickie and Frank, and this was the one of the first projects to involve the Red9 facial system, a task made even tougher when dealing with exploring the new medium of VR. It was a huge privilege to be involved in such a key development in VR tech and a massive buzz to see your work develop in the virtual world. Huge thanks to SIE London Studio for letting us be part of this key release for them.