ULSee and Holotech Studios Team Up for FaceRig's Animated 3D Avatars
Holotech Studio’s app, FaceRig, features new 3D animated characters using ULSee’s award-winning face tracking technology. The animation program lets you embody a bevy of characters with total freedom of face expressions and emotions in real time using only a web cam. Users can instantly record movies, web-chat, or stream their performance online even while playing games.
Today, over 80% of mobile users use augmented reality effects and animated features. Far more than a trend, this shift in user interaction has become a mainstay in mobile culture and will continue to be integrated into mobile devices. Apple is introducing a new Animoji feature in iOS 11 that will enable users to create custom 3D emojis using the Face ID hardware face-scanning feature of the iPhone X.
ULSee is the leading face tracker on the market based on key measures including core facial landmarks, frames per second, performance in low light, trackable jawline and maximum face roll angles. ULSee technology guarantees high stability and precision for exceptional user experience.
l Tracking with occlusions - ULSee’s face tracker can maintain tracking through occlusions
l Tracking facial expressions – ULSee’s face tracker can continue tracking facial landmarks even through challenging facial movements
l Varying lighting conditions – ULSee’s face tracker can detect and track facial landmarks in diverse and sub-optimal lighting situations
l Blendshape – UlSee’s face tracker uses marker-less tracking and real time expression control
In 2016, ULSee participated in the "Star of Qiantang" innovation competition, and under the guidance of the Chris Yang, CTO of ULSee, ULSee’s face tracking and recognition programs won first place out of over 1000 contestants from Beijing, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and UK. ULSee was awarded a prize of 10 million RMB. Mr. Nan Cun Hui, the competition’s chief judge, evaluated ULSee at $200 million.
“ULSee's marker-less facial tracking technology, which tracks 66 -150 facial points in real-time, allows companies like LINE to create fun and immersive products for their apps,” said Chris Yang, CTO of ULSee. “Users love them, too – they can create playful photos seamlessly with myriad special effects, stickers and masks at their fingertips. We can even do animation gaming, virtual makeup, and avatar video chat.”
About Holotech Studios:
Holotech Stuiods 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 puppeteering controls. Holotech Studios aims to contribute to the field of animation and performance capture research, while creating unique and memorable experiences on desktops and mobile.
Founded in 2014, ULSee is dedicated in artificial intelligence and machine learning innovations. ULSee aims to revolutionize the way humans and computers interact by delivering breakthrough solutions spanning across image processing, detection, tracking, recognition, and 3D modeling. Our innovative technologies are applicable in various industries including surveillance, auto, entertainment, mobile and retail. ULSee solutions are widely adopted by established enterprises including Volkswagen, Softbank Robotics,GAMBLING CHOICE, LINE, Tencent, JD.com and more.