3D Facial Recognition, Unity Plugin

Unplugged is a real-time interactive animated short created by the Mixamo team to showcase its Face Plus technology. Taking viewers through the story of a boy breaking free from a meaningless and dreary life, Unplugged demonstrates the kind of quality that anyone can now achieve with Face Plus, a webcam, and a creative concept.

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A Real-Time Interactive Short Powered by Face Plus

A Real-Time Short Powered by Face Plus

Mixamo’s goal is to democratize 3D character art. High quality facial capture and animation for 3D characters has traditionally been accessible to only a few large studios. With the Mixamo’s Face Plus plugin for Unity, we are leveling the playing field, empowering anyone with a simple webcam, Unity, and a creative idea to bring emotions to their character. All of the facial animation in Unplugged was created with Face Plus.

Leveraging Unity Blendshape Technology

Unplugged will hopefully inspire our developers to be even more ambitious with their games he game industry is evolving fast, and players are looking for richer stories with deeper emotional engagement. Facial animation’s prohibitive costs and proprietary equipment requirements represent one of the biggest limits for game developers hoping to address this. The combination of Unity 4.3 and FacePlus removes some of these roadblocks.

David Helgason, Unity CEO and Cofounder

Levering blendshape technology by Unity
Performance Optimized with AMD HSA Expertise

Performance Optimized with AMD’s HSA

Unplugged was developed with the technical support of AMD, who helped Mixamo achieve high fidelity with their Face Plus plugin using heterogeneous computing through OpenCL.

AMD always develops its technology with developers in mind, and continues to support important partners in future innovations. We are enthusiastic about Face Plus which will inspire Unity game developers.

Manju Hegde, VP of Heterogeneous Solutions at AMD

Created with Allegorithmic’s Substance

Allegorithmic’s Substance, the smart texturing technology, has been used the create the stylized environments of Unplugged animated sort. Get more info on this Unity friendly solution.

Substance by Allegorithmic
Download the Entire Project for Free and Experiment!

Get the Project for Free and Experiment!

You can download all the assets and Unity project files of Unplugged on this page. This is the ultimate “behind-the-scenes” look at how a full animated short is created using the Unity engine and Face Plus. You can play with it, tweak it, change the ending and even re-enact some of the scenes yourself with Face Plus. Show us what you come up with!


Unplugged was sponsored by:

Unplugged sponsors: AMD, Unity, Mixamo

And supported by:

Unplugged supporters: Machinima and Allegorithmic

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