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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Holotech Studios brings expression capture to the masses with
FaceRig, the alter ego animation program that allows users to
embody digital characters and instantly record movies, web-chat or
stream their performance online even while playing games.
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA (December 17, 2013) - Until Holotech Studios
and Visage Technologies linked arms to create the world’s
first mass-marketed expression capture software who ever dreamed
they could embody a digital character, literally, by just using a
webcam at home? Now a product exists that can turn a simple webcam
setup into a real time CGI treasure trove and produce outstanding
animations via expression capture and digital puppeteering.
Simply stated, a user can start their webcam and immediately appear
as their chosen animated avatar with a full expression palette to
anyone watching the video stream. To become digital actors on a
virtual movie set, all consumers have to do is help get the
software program development off the ground in an Indiegogo
crowdfunding campaign launched to support FaceRig’s
finalization and distribution at an approachable low price.
Celebrating the launch of their crowdfunding campaign as well as
their website Holotech Studios hopes to bring the fun of emotion
capture to a wide audience and spark creativity. Targeting
iOS platforms as well as computers FaceRig will be sold
online. The Indiegogo crowdfunding perks will allow
supporters to get the software for an extremely low price and begin
using the open creation platform to build and trade their own
digital actors and also to provide feedback that will shape the
final FaceRig feature set.
About Holotech Studios:
Holotech Studios is an indie software company based in
Bucharest, Romania, founded by five veterans in the game
development industry. Their flagship product FaceRig is a
software program that creates digital alter egos in real time CGI
driven by expression capture and digital pupeteering controls.
For webcam based face capture Holotech Studios uses the
state-of-the-art face tracking engine provided by Visage
For more information visit
3D Artist and Representative, Holotech Studios