DI4D PRO service

The DI4D PRO System captures sequences of high resolution, colour 3D facial performance data using digital video cameras. DI4D PRO Systems use only standard video lighting and do not require any markers, make-up or structured light projection. 

The PRO

The DI4D PRO System captures sequences of high resolution, colour 3D facial performance data using digital video cameras

On Location

The DI4D PRO Service provides a full on-location facial performance capture service, in which we provide and operate a DI4D PRO System at the client’s selected location.

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Marker Free

DI4D PRO Systems use only standard video lighting and does not require any markers, make-up or structured light projection
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The Setup

DI4D PRO Systems are supplied with one or more “pods” of three cameras: two monochrome and one colour. Typical systems employ 2 pods (6 cameras) or 3 pods (9 cameras) using synchronised cameras with resolutions of either 1600 x 1200 pixels or 2048 x 1536 pixels, capturing at up to 60 fps. 

Referance Footage

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

Post-Processing

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, optionally with per-frame texture and detail maps, for each selected segment.

The Result

The result is the capture of incredibly realistic, extremely dense, facial animation, with much more of the subtlety and nuance of facial performance than alternative approaches.

PRO In action

Project Examples