Singular Inversions has released a new version of FaceGen Modeller, and launched a new service called PhotoFit which generates a textured 3D head from uploaded photos that you provide.
FaceGen Modeller 2.2, the company's application for creating and editing 3D heads, includes a number of improvements. It features more highly detailed textures, better face-tuning controls, improved animation morphs, mouth, teeth and tongue models, hairstyles and glasses. Export options now include XSI as well as 3DS, MA, LWO, OBJ and VRML. The SDK that comes with the product can generate faces from code faces in 130 bytes, according to the company.
FaceGen PhotoFit is a new online service that can generate an editable 3D face from photos that you supply, similar in nature to what you can do with FaceGen Modeller. You submit a front photograph and, optionally, a side photograph, and click on 5 or 6 points in each photo to designate the key facial features. Servers then process each photo and generate FaceGen file and email it back to you, so you can edit it further or export it to an industry-standard file format. Photo credits (good for processing one face) are $19 each, $14 each when purchased in a block of 10, and $9.50 each when purchased in a block of 100.