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You’ve found YerFace, the stupid facial performance capture engine for cartoon animation. It is presently in active development to support the production goals of Markley Bros’ Entertainment.

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  • Another Production Success Story

    This weekend we released our second short film powered by YerFace! called The Egg of Dismay. As before, YerFace! was used to drive all of the automated facial animation and lip synchronization.

    This is a really exciting step for us, because this second episode was produced in only six months (compared to roughly two years for the previous one), and that included some software development cycles for improvements to the YerFace! project.

    Hopefully we can cut down the lead time for the next episode even further!

    As usual, check out the video after the break:

  • Experimental Binary Downloads Available

    Hey all! I’m pleased to report that experimental binary downloads of YerFace! are now available for Linux and Windows.

    The usual caveats and disclaimers apply. In particular, the Windows build might be pretty rough around the edges. I haven’t had a lot of time to put it through its paces, but it seems like it might be a lot less performant than the Linux build.

    Also, if you are expecting a GUI…? Lolno. At this point the only available interface is the command line. So even on Windows, try executing yer-face.exe --help from something like Powershell.

    As usual, please check the documentation and open a Github issue if you run into any trouble.

    Thanks! –Alex

  • YerFace Officially In Production!

    After over a year of work, I’m absolutely confident that YerFace! has reached MVP. How do I know this?

    We just released our first CGI cartoon which used YerFace! for all of the facial animation!

    Check out the video after the break…

  • Video from Columbus Code Camp 2018!

    As mentioned before, we were delighted to be invited to speak at Columbus Code Camp last week. It was so much fun, and the video turned out great (despite a couple of minor hiccups)!

    Check out the video after the break…

  • Blender Plugin Open Sourced!

    As I promised at Ohio LinuxFest on Saturday, I have released and open sourced the YerFace Blender Plugin for anyone to use and improve!

    It’s still rather simple, and needs a few improvements, but it does work. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

  • Columbus Code Camp 2018

    Good afternoon all! I’m really excited to announce that my presentation about YerFace! has been selected for Columbus Code Camp 2018!

    I’ll be speaking on October 27th, although the precise time is still TBD.

    Hope to see you there!

  • Another Successful Demo

    We had a delightful time at Ohio LinuxFest 2018 yesterday! Not only did we get to share about the YerFace project, but we also managed to pull off another live animation demo which was incredibly cool.

    Thanks again to everybody who created this opportunity for us and helped make it a success.

    The session was video recorded, but unfortunately it might not have turned out the way we hoped. If we get it together and it turns out to be presentable, we’ll post it.

  • See You @ Ohio LinuxFest 2018!

    Hey all! So excited to announce that my presentation about YerFace! has been selected for Ohio LinuxFest 2018!

    See you there!

  • Great Reception at PillarCon 2018!

    I was honored last week to have the opportunity to speak at PillarCon 2018. I spoke about the story behind YerFace, shared about some of the technical challenges the project has encountered thus far, and even did a live demo featuring our favorite fuzzy round MBE character!

    The reception was better than I had even hoped for, and I am very happy. Hopefully this will lead to more community involvement in the project and more speaking opportunities in the near future.

    Video after the break:

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