Leading facial animation technology provider Image Metrics Inc. (OTCBB: IMGX) and 3D motion capture pioneer Motion Technologies, Inc. today announced a new partnership that will provide complete 3D performance-driven content for professionals operating in film, gaming, television and commerce in the Asian Pacific Markets. Motion Technologies will be the first distributor and reseller of Image Metrics’ Faceware™facial animation software within the Image Metrics Certified Partner Program. The company will also supply Image Metrics’ headcams — a complement to its Xsens MVN offering — to its already strong customer base.
“In less than six months, we have grown the Image Metrics partner program to include a solid roster of industry-leading companies, and this new partnership with Motion Technologies now extends our reach to a global scale,” said Robert Gehorsam, CEO of Image Metrics. “Motion Technologies has successfully managed to establish a steadfast reputation as an innovative motion capture company in the Asian entertainment market, and we’re honored to work with them as we enter this new arena.”
The traditional labor-intensive keyframe animation approaches taken by most animation studios in the Asia Pacific regions have yet to be exposed to such animator-friendly tools as Faceware. Through this partnership between Image Metrics and Motion Technologies, motion capture and animation companies are now able to quickly adopt Faceware’s award-winning and intuitive workflow to produce quality animation faster and more efficiently, with an overall higher return on investment.
“There’s a rapidly growing demand for high-fidelity facial animation solutions in the Asian entertainment industry and Faceware is the ideal solution,” said Sy Shin, Sales Executive of Motion Technologies. “Our partnership with Image Metrics allows us to now meet these demands. By introducing Image Metrics’ hardware and software solutions to our own client base, we’re able to expand our catalog of offerings and reinforce our reputation as a complete 3D performance capture solution provider.”