With Cartoon Animator's Facial Mocap Plug-in, now anyone can animate characters with their facial performances. Not only can you use webcams to track your expressions with head and eyes movements, but you can also generate natural body animations driven by head position. This fun-to-work-with solution is perfect for virtual production, performance capture, live TV shows, and streaming web broadcasting.

*To level up the tracking stability, users can also choose to use an iPhone TrueDepth camera as an upgraded option.

Real-time Cartoon & LIVE Show Solution

Real-time Face Tracking

  • Turn any image into an animated character with the free bone tools and character templates.
  • Seamlessly connect with Photoshop through in/out PSD layered templates.
  • A proven daily tool for multi-million subscriber YouTuber production.

Live Streaming

  • Works with major live streaming tools including OBS, XSplit, and FFSplit to superimpose talking characters on top of popular broadcasting platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Mixer and Facebook Live.
  • Apply green screen backgrounds to realtime character performances for easy color keying. View Manual >
Real-time production logos


Real-time Face Tracking -
Webcam and iPhone

  • With the Motion LIVE 2D plugin, you can utilize any webcam or iPhone X to capture exquisite facial expressions and instantly project onto virtual characters in Cartoon Animator.
  • Accurately drive character facial expressions including; head angle, brows, eyeball rotation.
  • Simultaneously control 2D mouth sprites through live capture or via traditional audio lip syncing.
  • Connect with an iPhone (With True Depth Camera) to a PC or Mac through shared Wifi, Hot Spot, or USB cable.
  • View Manual >

Head Driven Body Movement

  • During facial mocap, you can add upper body motions to a virtual actor by capturing your head movements.
  • Blend Value for the head : Head Roll, Head turn Up/Down and Head Scale. Adjust the Strength Value for them to drive body motion by the head.
  • Adjust the Character's Arm or Forearm Rotation while capturing your face for correct facial and body animation.
  • Set an idle motion when mocaping for naturally breathing movements. Simulate human breath, cat/dog tails, wings flapping or spines bending.
  • Direct one-click motion blend to Live Performance.
  • View Manual >

360 Head Turn and Feature Based Facial Strength Filters

  • Control the global or individual signal input strengths; for brows, eyelids, eyeballs, mouth, jaw, cheeks, and head rotation.
  • Customize the head turning degree. 3D style characters with up to 360 degrees of motion for rich performances.
  • Easily capture stylized characters with the proper strength settings when toning down or exaggerating animated features.
  • Save your fine-tuned settings for specific characters in a custom library.
  • 2D Art 3D Power >    View Manual >

Real-time Lip Sync
and Audio Recording

  • Not satisfied with the recorded lip motions? Then use the Timeline editor to quickly edit motion clips, alter speeds, blend or refine your captured phoneme expressions.
  • Turn on the PC microphone for simultaneous audio recording to have complete control over talking lip shapes.
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Zero Pose - Flexible Capture
from Any Angle

  • Ideally, accurate mocap is done with a Webcam or an iPhone straight infront of you, but that's not always possible with a computer monitor in the way. For this we provide the Zero Pose function for the best possible calibration results.
  • No matter where you place your camera or iPhone, the unique Zero Pose design will quickly recalibrate the angle offset of your face, and accurately standardize the facial tracking in one-click!
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Customize Your Own Sprite-based Expressions

  • Custom import facial animation sprites, or convert whole expression sets directly from Photoshop layers.
  • Fine-tune or exaggerate characters’ facial expressions by altering facial sprites, or adding different levels of Free Form Deformations (FFD) to each facial feature

2D Character Designers >    PSD Pipeline >

Supports Various Face Profiles

  • CTA will automatically choose the appropriate face profile for front-facing characters, or angled-facing characters.
  • Control the global or individual signal input strength; for brows, eyelids, eyeballs, mouth, jaw, cheeks, and head rotation.
  • Easily capture stylized characters with the proper strength settings when toning down or exaggerating animated features.
  • View Manual >

Facial Mocap with Webcam and iPhone

Choose your preferred device and start to explore the power of your own face. Click Here for guide video.

Face3D for webcam facial motion capture and real-time production

Face3D Profile (For any webcam)

Motion capture with any webcam. The easiest and most effective way to create animations.

LIVE Face for TrueDepth Camera facial motion capture and real-time production

LIVE FACE Profile (For iPhone)

Mocap with iPhone X, or above. Tracking is accurate with solid facial motion capture data source.