FaceBuilder

FaceBuilder is a Nuke node for building 3D models of human’s face or head based on just a few photos. With FaceBuilder creating a head model is as simple as working with PinTool. Get a few photos with neutral face from different angles and place a model on each of them to build a head or face model. The resulting model can be used, for example, for rigid tracking with GeoTracker or for facial gestures tracking with FaceTracker.

Download assets and Nuke scripts used in the demo: FaceBuilder + FaceTracker, FaceBuilder + GeoTracker, Single Frame

Model based on a single frame

In some cases all you have is a footage you have to work with and you can't get photos of actor's neutral face. Even in this case you still can use FaceBuilder to create an accurate model. You'll be surprised with the results!

All races and all ages

FaceBuilder is built to support the workflow with people of any race and any age we have here on Earth!

Configurable model

FaceBuilder can export only the parts of the head you really need.

PinTool under the hood

FaceBuilder is built on top of PinTool and includes all its strengths such as simple and powerful model positioning tool, advanced model drawing, a lot of exporting options, focal length estimation, etc.

FaceBuilder FAQ

Is there a quick tutorial for FaceBuilder?

Yes, it's waiting for you in our Medium blog

Can I use FaceBuilder with a video as a source?

Yes, you can build a model using a video instead of a sequence of photos. Actually, there is no difference between the two ways.

What actually happens when I change a pin’s position?

Using all the pins from all the keyframes FaceBuilder recalculates the resulting model's shape and model's position in each keyframe.

Can I use FaceBuilder with a set of photos with different resolutions?

Unfortunately, no. All the photos should have the same resolution. But we might change it in future releases.

Can I use FaceBuilder with images taken with different Focal Length?

Unfortunately, it's not possible now.

Can I use my own custom head model?

No, it's not possible now, but we have it in our plans.

Can I save the model as a FBX file?

Yes, use Nuke internal WriteGeo node.