FaceGen Modeller 3.5.3
This program is useful if you want to incorporate human faces when you are designing a video game, or just have fun creating virtual versions of yourself and your friends.
Expert-oriented interface and customizing textures
The user interface seems plain, but it has a lot of features that can easily become confusing for the untrained eye. Start by generating a random face and then adjust its features. You can select and fully customize race, gender, age, caricature, asymmetry, and race morphing.
You can also change detail texture, detail texture modulation, texture overlay and gamma correction, as well as polys (show or hide particular parts, like upper teeth or glasses).
Change view and control camera
In addition to that, the viewing mode can be changed, according to the diffuse shading and texture mode, object rotation, background color or photo, lighting options, and light sources.
The camera mode can switch from a perspective mode to an orthographic one, yet you should know that the perspective controls can be altered as well.
Virtualize your own face and change shapes and textures
You can change the shape and texture of face characteristics, generate random faces similar to the current one (genetically), tween or morph the face.
Last but not least, you can use the “PhotoFit” option to import your own photos, assign feature points to a frontal, left and right profile images, establish the amount of details to be preserved, and allow the software to process it.
In Softpedia tests, this last option took about ten minutes to build a virtual human face, yet the resemblance was amazing. It is important to mention here that we disabled the preservation of facial hair in detail texture, as well as usage of detailed texture from side photos.
To wrap it up, FaceGen Modeller proves to be an excellent program for creating and designing human faces, suitable for both some fun and game developers. While the response time counts as good, it is important to keep in mind that it uses a very high amount of CPU and memory resources, yet this is to be expected from such a powerful tool.
Reviewed by Elena Opris, last updated on July 11th, 2014
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Application descriptionFaceGen Modeller is a powerful and complex application that generates 3D human faces and allows you to adjust their fa...