Happy New Year everyone! I have an exciting new technology to share with you. I recently came across an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign for FaceRig. I am now one of the funders as well because this is so great! It is a program that lets you embody a characters face and head, with total freedom of expressions and emotions in real time. All you need is their software and a webcam. They plan on supporting Kinect and other tracking devices. It will be usable with Skype, Twitch, or other webcam services. You could even record it for a movie. Check out their promotional video.
They are leveraging image-based face and head tracking SDK by Visage Technologies. Super interesting possibilities with their virtual eyewear try-on app. Check out their video.