Rig on Demand
Rig on Demand automatically generates a full facial rig as well as 256 blendshapes perfectly adapted to the specific topology and morphology of your character, whether it’s a scanned head, a photorealistic head model or a cartoonish character.
Simply upload a neutral 3D head model and receive a full facial rig with a wide range of facial expressions, instantly saving weeks of work!
3D Facial Animation Made Easy
Our rig takes full advantage of all the expressions offered by Blendshapes on Demand, including the full spectrum of facial muscular deformations, visemes and emotions, guaranteeing consistent geometric displacements without any skin sliding effects. It also offers control over all the separated geometries to reach an incomparable level of detail.
Flexible, robust and easy to use, our rig is compatible with Maya and can be exported to Unity and Unreal. It will smoothly incorporate any precomp or real-time animation, no matter the modeling style or the animation technique (MoCap, Video Tracking or keyframing).
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Rig on Demand: Service Details
A flexible rigging solution for Maya
Rig on Demand will fit in your pipeline whether you are working on precomp 3D animation, real-time or interactive cross-platform applications. It is also compatible with any animation approach (keyframes, MoCap, video tracking, etc.) and retargeting software.
Easy and intuitive controllers
Our controllers can handle a great deal of fine-tuning. You're free to adjust the expressions on the blendshape nodes, on the mapped controllers or on the bones driving separated elements.
High quality blendshapes
Our blendshapes are directly issued from the analysis of scanned expressions, covering the full spectrum of facial muscular deformations, visemes and emotions, and guaranteeing consistent geometric displacements without any skin sliding effects.
Works for any character
Rig on Demand works for any type of character, whether it’s a scanned head, a photorealistic head model or a cartoonish character, no matter the topology or morphology.
Delivered expressions are perfectly adapted to the specific topology and UV of your model. Rig on Demand can be included directly into your character pipeline and won't require any further adjustment on your end.
Share high-quality facial animations
You can now easily share high-quality facial expressions between large numbers of characters, allowing you to use a wide range of facial animations without any manual intervention!
We can also adapt your own set of blendshapes if you have one already. Contact us directly if that is the case.
How does it work?
All you have to do is upload your model and you automatically get it back within 24 hours, fully rigged, with the complete set of blendshapes, directly transferred onto your mesh and perfectly adapted to the morphology of your character.
What do I get?
The package contains our full facial rig as well as 256 blendshapes across a wide range of facial expressions. The shapes are localised to specific areas of the face to avoid unwanted movements and cover different types of facial deformations including eyebrows movements, mouth movements, cheek movements, visemes and emotional expressions.
What should I upload?
Each model must be a head with a neutral pose (eyes medium opened and mouth shut); the eyes, tongue, teeth and gum should not be merged. Models should come without additional hair features like eyelashes, eyebrows, or beard.
Different geometries should not be combined in one mesh.
- Maya 2015 or later
- Delivery Format
- Control Panel