What you need to know
- Epic Games has announced an exciting new app for game developers.
- It will let them capture facial animations using an iPhone.
- The app will stream directly onto characters in the Unreal Engine in real-time.
Unreal Engine has announced a new app that will let game developers capture facial animations in real-time, and stream them directly onto characters in Unreal Engine using just an iPhone.
In an announcement yesterday, Epic Games stated:
According to the post, Live Link Face will let developers stream "high-quality facial animation in real-time from your iPhone directly onto characters in Unreal Engine." It uses Apple's ARKit and the iPhone's TrueDepth front-facing camera to track a face, and transmits the data directly into Unreal Engine. Epic says it can be used by a professional on a stage with multiple actors, or just a single artist at a desk. The announcement continues:
Epic says the app can also be used by streamers, as the app can "natively adjust when performers are sitting at their desk" rather than wearing a head-mounted rig.
Master your iPhone in minutes
iMore offers spot-on advice and guidance from our team of experts, with decades of Apple device experience to lean on. Learn more with iMore!
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9