Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Apple Purchases Motion Capture Firm Faceshift

Apple has acquired FaceShift, which provides a proprietary technology for real time motion capture that was used in the latest Star Wars film and in production of a number of high-profile video games. Apple has confirmed the deal in a statement to TechCrunch. “Faceshift studio is a facial motion capture software solution which revolutionizes facial animation, making it possible at every desk,” according to Faceshift’s website which was taken down following news of the deal. Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” The site has learned that several Faceshift employees are now working for Apple out of Europe. Below you can see how Faceshift’s technology works. What do you think of Apple buying Faceshift ? What could they do with this technology ? 

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