FACIMA Tools – is a script based plug-in used for importing MoCap data from Pixel Farm PF Track facial animation of live actors with following automatic synchronization of the sound, lip movements, mimics and head rotation.
* Any version of 3ds max starting with 2008 and above (32 and 64 bit) Supported
* Cutting Edge Quality
* Flexible Pepiline
* Absolutely Free(CDDL License)
This technology is comparable with the one in L.A. Noire and other expensive solutions!
It is extremely easy and absolutely free!
In a word, you shoot a person (with markers on his/her face) with two synchronized cameras. One camera in the front, one at the side.
Then you track the markers in 2d for each camera and save the data in *.rz2 format.
After that you adjust a 3d model with the same number and position of markers as there are on your live actor.
Then using the FACIMA Tools plug-in for 3ds Max you import the 2d data into 3d scene.
You also animate a special material for animating wrinkles. Micro vibrations of lips are created using the frequency analysis of the sound file.
More Info and Download Samples and Installer - http://scan3d.ru/index.php/productsmenu/facima-tools
You can estimate the quality in this video: