Markerless Facial Motion Capture - DI4D Head Mounted Camera

High Definition Facial Motion Capture - DI4D HMC Service

The DI4D HMC Service provides a full on-location facial performance capture service, in which we provide and operate one or more DI4D HMC Systems at the client’s selected location. The HMCs can be synchronized with “house” time code allowing them to shoot in synchronisation with clients’ optical motion capture systems.

Reference video is provided to the client after the shoot, and the client then makes selects based on time code. Each select must have a minimum duration of 1 second and contain at least one neutral expression frame.

The client also supplies their own base mesh with their required topology and UV layout (subject to acceptance). This base mesh is often derived from a separate high resolution static 3D scan of the subject acquired by the client.

We then use DI4D software to process the selected segments and track the client’s base mesh through them. The resulting data is supplied as a vertex cache for each selected segment.

  • HIGH DEFINITION HEAD MOUNTED FACIAL PERFORMANCE CAPTURE
  • FULL ON LOCATION CAPTURE SERVICE
  • FULL DATA POST PROCESSING SERVICE
  • NO MARKERS, MAKEUP OR SPECIALISED ILLUMINATION
  • CONSISTENT MESH TOPOLOGY FROM DENSE OPTICAL FLOW TRACKING
  • CAPTURE AT UP TO 60 FPS
  • VIRTUALLY UNLIMITED SEQUENCE LENGTH
  • SUBJECT FRIENDLY
  • CAPTURE SEVERAL PERFORMERS SIMULTANEOUSLY
  • SYNCHRONISED TO “HOUSE” TIME CODE
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A revolutionary head mounted version of Dimensional Imaging's high definition DI4D facial performance capture solution.

  • Delivers more realistic facial animation - by using DI4D dense passive stereo photogrammetry and markerless optical flow tracking.
  • Captures high quality performance - by enabling actors to move around freely, the HMC is able to capture more engaging and emotive performances.
  • Efficient work-flow - full performance capture is easily achieved by simultaneously capturing facial performance with traditional body motion capture. The HMC is markerless and enables freedom of movement for the actor.

Our DI4D HMC System enables you to capture high quality facial performances with similar fidelity to our DI4D PRO System, but with the freedom of movement and convenience of untethered capture.

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“DI4D’s head mounted system allows me to move around at the same time, giving me a better sense of freedom as an actor.”

Shaun McGowan, Actor

Sample Data

We have created some DI4D HMC System sample data which is available for you to download - this is the same data that was used to create this movie.

The data is comprised of a mesh file, an animation file and texture maps in various formats.

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