Expressive faces tell
Gamers buy into gaming experiences they understand and feel connected to. When a character displays an emotion that doesn’t ring true, it can break the spell for many players.
EKER is unique because it is based on the Facial Action Coding System, a comprehensive, anatomically-based system for quantifying all observable facial movement. FACS has become the gold-standard for facial measurement in the behavioral sciences as well as digital arts. Humain’s Chief Scientific Officer Erika Rosenberg, Ph.D. is a world-renowned expert on FACS, and protégé of Paul Ekman, senior author of the FACS system. Dr. Rosenberg’s knowledge has helped us to develop EKER and ensure its accuracy. This combination of complex psychology and coding means that our rigs are packed with labelled, accurate and peer reviewed Action Units.
A Face to Face Process
EKER takes any number of a performer’s scans to create a facial rig that is based on the Facial Action Coding System. EKER enables us to extract and/or augment a scanning session in order to build a rig capable of performing every nuanced emotion.
Key Frame Animation
EKER can create a FACS based UI, with either facial manipulators or a side panel to make for an easier and more intuitive experience for riggers and animators.
EKER facial rigs are easily solved to many different computer vision solutions.
Al Driven Characters
FACS was designed to codify all the facial muscles, making EKER a great perfect interface for an emotion engine.
Who needs words when you have emotion?
Actions and reactions speak louder than words. EKER rigs improve the quality of the gaming experience by letting you as an animator tell the full story.
Based on FACS
EKER is unique because it is based on the Facial Action Coding System, the only objective measurement of facial expressions in the world. Humain’s Chief Scientific Officer Erika Rosenberg is the world-leading expert on FACS and has taken on the revision of this important scientific manual from Paul Ekman, inventor of FACS, with Wallace Friesen. Erika’s knowledge has helped us to develop EKER and ensure its accuracy. This combination of complex psychology and coding means that our rigs are packed with labelled, accurate and peer reviewed Action Units.
Humain has taken a theory that is difficult and time-consuming to understand and translated it into a toolset that gives you every human expression in an instant.