A video of the rig in action:
Myself and two teammates were asked to expand on our knowledge of face capture from the simple little rigs built for the local science museum. Seen in this video is our 12 DSLR, fully automatic face scan rig. It syncs and triggers all cameras and flashes with an Arduino based logic unit. Everything is self contained in two checkable Pelican cases for airline travel at a moments notice.
It works great, down to capturing players wrinkles and pores!
2 capacitive sensing foil strips (head and around back and sides)
1 capacitive sensing wire ironed into front fur with connector
1 piezo element to right of mouth
1 microphone to left of mouth
1 or 2 LED lit monochrome LCD panels for eyes?
4 AA batteries
1 IR emitter/detector pair above eyes?
1 momentary switch in tail
1 geared motor driving
The site with all animations:
All of the modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, physics, rendering, and compositing was done by me. It was a one month job, and there were plenty of things I’d like to change, but the client (Disney) was happy with it and it had to be live by the deadline. So there it is.