A before and after of a woman's face being captured by Digital Domain's Masquerade3 software to create an avatar

Digital Domain Unveils “Masquerade3”: Revolutionary Markerless Facial Motion Capture System

Digital Domain, a renowned leader in visual effects technology, has proudly announced the launch of its latest advancement in facial motion capture systems called “Masquerade3.” With Masquerade3, the company has set a new standard for the industry by offering high-quality markerless facial capture. The new system builds upon the success of its predecessor, Masquerade 2.0, which brought the intricacies of human facial dynamics to digital characters and delivered more emotive performances to their projects. By eliminating the need for markers on performers’ faces, Masquerade3 revolutionizes the industry, ushering in a new era of efficiency and creativity.

“Masquerade3” is a highly versatile solution that can accommodate a wide range of project requirements and budgets. As a result, it can significantly reduce integration and rigging costs per shot. Moreover, it minimizes the time actors spend on makeup, enabling them to focus more on their performances and on-set calibration. By offering faster capture-to-reconstruction times, “Masquerade3” helps productions achieve results more quickly, streamline their workflow, and reduce delays.

One of the most significant benefits of “Masquerade3” is its markerless capture technology. By eliminating the need for markers, this product streamlines the production process, saving time for talent, director, and on-set crew.  “Masquerade3” delivers enhanced stability compared to its predecessor, reducing the need for manual iterations and producing more reliable results straight out of the box. With integrated gaze estimation, “Masquerade3” reduces labor costs in animation and processing, providing a more efficient solution for reconstructing whole performances.

“Masquerade3” is a facial motion capture technology that offers exceptional flexibility and can easily cater to project requirements. According to Daniel Seah, CEO of Digital Domain, it is not just adaptable but a revolutionary advancement in motion capture technology. The markerless capture feature, enhanced stability, and unmatched flexibility make it easier for filmmakers to bring their creative visions to life with more efficiency and effectiveness than ever before.

Journalists seeking a detailed conversation with Digital Domain’s CTO Hanno Basse and the Masquerade3 development team can contact us. Masquerade3 is a fully scalable tool available for all Digital Domain clients, and we are excited to provide comprehensive insights into this groundbreaking tool. To request a demo or discuss your project, please contact marketing@d2.com.


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