FACIAL EXPRESSION

Animate Like Never Before

Whether humanizing realistic digital doubles, or dramatizing toon/stylized characters; iClone provides time-saving tools that can help anyone direct their 3D actors' facial performances to the highest productivity.

Face Puppeteering

Intuitively drive facial expressions with mouse control

Face Key Editing

Refine or layer edit facial animations with muscle nodes, expression presets, and slider adjustments

v7.9 Grand Update! 
Newly-added ExpressionPlus includes 52 Apple ARKit blendshapes and tongue extensions for increased expressiveness, generating unprecedented iPhone facial mocap quality.

FACE PUPPET - BELIEVABLE ANIMATION

MOUSE PUPPETEERING WITH PERSONA FACIAL PROFILES

Easily start with 23 pre-defined facial animation profiles that cover diverse personalities and emotions, with 7 ExpressionPlus (ExPlus) newly added profiles for subtle performances over eyes and mouth movements. Effectively tone down the animation strength for realistic human, or increase the strength for exaggerated stylized character expressions.    Know More >

ExpressionPlus (ExPlus) ProfilesNew in v7.9

* CC3 Base+ characters required*

Flexible Control over Eyes, Mouth, Tongue, and Mumbling!

The devil is in the details - by utilizing the advanced Expression Plus (ExPlus) profiles you can animate facial parts like never before. Humanize your characters with advanced facial behaviors like rolling eyeballs while eyes closed, suck in lips, bite upper / lower lips, chew with jaw movements, open jaw when lips sealed, poke tongue in the mouth, lick lips, and even simulate silent talking.

  Overall Face - Emotions

  Upper Face - Eyes, Brows

  Lower Face - Mouth, Jaw, Tongue

FACE KEY EDITOR - ACHIEVE PERFECTION
Update in v7.9 with ExPlus

Once you have created facial expressions through lipsyncing, facial mocap or puppeteering, then you can fine-tune feature details by using the Face Key Editor. These facial keys will be overlaid and blended with existing expressions and stored in the Timeline track for further editing.

Three types of expression adjustment are provided - Muscle Panel, Expression Presets, Morphs Sliders.    

Muscle Panel

Select one or several effective regions, mouse drag to drive the corresponding muscle movement along eyelids, eyes, brows, cheeks, mouth, lips, and nasal area.

  • Options for Symmetry, and associated Head Rotation
  • Adjustable Sensitivity to accommodate subtle to drastic manipulations
  • Supports both Standard Mode and ExPlus mode (new in v7.9).

Expression Presets

A quick way to jump between different emotional presets, or access to ExPlus for 4 additional ARKit expression sets including tongue. Adjust strength level to match your performance requirements.  Know More >

Morph Sliders

Through Morph Sliders, you can directly access 60 Standard and 63 (52+11) ExPlus Blendshapes. This gives not only complete control over expression details, but also input of extrapolated strength values (+/- 200 ), to observe what blendshapes are being triggered through the Muscle Panel and Expression Presets. Furthermore, you can actually see the blendshape names and values when exporting to external 3D tools. Know More >

BELIEVABLE TALKING ANIMATION FROM ACCURATE LIPSYNC

iClone provides the most intuitive way to generate procedural, editable lipsyncing animations, allows all types of easily created Accurate, Natural, and Smooth talking performances.   

THE BEST-OF-BREED IPHONE FACIAL TRACKING
Update in v7.9 with ExPlus

The highly expressive, scan-based ExPlus blendshapes are now one-to-one mapped to iPhone ARKit signals, making the data ready for post layer editing via the iClone Face Puppet and Face Key Editor.