[Sidefx-houdini-list] Re-using facial rigs

Edward Lam edward at sidefx.com
Fri Jan 25 09:03:46 EST 2008


Simon Barrick wrote:
> I see they use Radial Basis Function Warping do to the transfer. Some
> HDK code for doing this can be found on my wesite
> www.houdinitools.com/HT_HDK_RBFmorpher.html if you fancy playing around
> with it yourself in Houdini...

See also the BlendPose CHOP in H9.1.

Cheers,
-Edward

> -----Original Message-----
> From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com
> [mailto:sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com] On Behalf Of Lisa
> Reynolds
> Sent: 24 January 2008 18:04
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Subject: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Re-using facial rigs
> 
> 
> I saw a talk the other day given by Veronica Costa Orvalho about re- 
> using facial rigs for other characters. She presented a sketch at  
> Siggraph on the topic which was her PhD thesis. It was very  
> interesting work. She currently has a company that acts as a service  
> bureau that will take in one fully rigged character with blendshapes  
> and apply that to numerous other characters where only a mesh needs  
> to be provided for the new character. It did a really nice job of  
> retargeting everything for very disparate looking characters.  
> Currently this only works for Maya, but you can still use her service  
> for blendshapes creation by providing all the files in .obj format.
> 
> She mentioned that for one client she was able to rig and create  
> blendshapes for 3 new characters in one day. She's not interested in  
> selling software, but is willing to work with companies to set up a  
> system for them that they would maintain themselves. It seems like an  
> enormous time saver and artists can still add to the blendshapes  
> created to make it more unique if needed.
> 
> http://www.faceinmotion.com/
> 
> -Lisa
> 
> _______________________________________________
> Sidefx-houdini-list mailing list
> Sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> https://lists.sidefx.com:443/mailman/listinfo/sidefx-houdini-list
> 
> ______________________________________________________________________
> This communication is from Primal Pictures Ltd., a company registered in England and Wales with registration No. 02622298 and registered office: 4th Floor, Tennyson House, 159-165 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PA, UK. VAT registration No. 648874577.
> 
> This e-mail is confidential and may be privileged. It may be read, copied and used only by the intended recipient. If you have received it in error, please contact the sender immediately by return e-mail or by telephoning +44(0)20 7637 1010. Please then delete the e-mail and do not disclose its contents to any person.
> This email has been scanned for Primal Pictures by the MessageLabs Email Security System.
> ______________________________________________________________________
> _______________________________________________
> Sidefx-houdini-list mailing list
> Sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> https://lists.sidefx.com:443/mailman/listinfo/sidefx-houdini-list




More information about the Sidefx-houdini-list mailing list