Maskarad: markerless facial performance capture

Di-O-Matic Inc., has released Maskarad, an automatic markerless facial performance capture software for Windows.

Maskarad uses state-of-the-art technology to automatically locate and track head motion as well as facial expressions and precise lips movements.

Maskarad not only analyzes video files, it also processes the audio track and precisely detects the phonemes timing of the actor speech. Maskarad takes lips animation to the next level by using an intelligent phonetic engine to break down audio tracks cleanly. It automatically detects phonemes and has an impressive language support that can handle almost any language including English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Italian and German.