OC3 Entertainment, a provider of facial animation technology to the video game industry, has announced the founding of FacePro, an independent animation outsourcing and consulting service dedicated to supporting customers using FaceFX, OC3's facial animation software.
Accomplished 3D artist and 15 year facial animation veteran Rod Stafford will lead the effort, which will provide expert help in a wide range of FaceFX character services, including models, textures, rigging, and animation.
FaceFX is designed to create realistic facial animation from audio files. FaceFX can be used to animate characters by hand or generate lip-synchronization and speech gesture data automatically from pre-recorded audio. The software is is included with Unreal Engine 3 and available as a standalone product which can be integrated with any facial animation pipeline.
"I'm looking forward to helping studios use FaceFX to its maximum potential," commented Stafford. "Making characters come to life is my specialty and FaceFX is the right tool for the job."