Review – FaceRig (Software)

March 9th, 2015

I’ve been dying to share this review with you guys! I’ve had a blast testing out and exploring what this program can do. FaceRig was gifted to me by Twitch streamer, YoWutIs *♥* and it’s seriously a very cool and fun program – Very unique.

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What is FaceRig? It’s a program that allows anyone with a webcam to digitally embody an avatar/character they want to be. FaceRig is currently still in Beta mode and needs a little bit more development. The idea behind the program is really cool though!

FaceRig began as an evenings and weekends project for us; we were wishing that there was more we could do with the characters we inhabit when playing games. Most of the time we use them for a while, mostly just to kick some butt, then we finish the games and abandon the characters sooner or later. In this discussion a lot of ‘what if’s were born, that got us really excited.

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The character I chose has the capabilities to mimic my movements.

Here are some PROS for this program:

  • The Beta version currently offers you to choose from different characters ranging from being a cheeseburger (yes, a cheeseburger character), to animals like cats, dogs, tigers, anime characters and different types of people.
  • Once you pick a character you can start changing their settings and customizing their colors & features to personalize it to your liking.
  • Ability to change the background settings, lighting, sound settings, etc..
  • There’s still lots of room for improvement – And it looks very promising.

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Just a few CONS for this program:

  • The tracking tends to be a little off every now and then.
  • From what the developers have stated, the program still has some defects & missing features.
  • Sometimes… It just doesn’t work correctly.

Check out their unveiling trailer! It’ll give you a better idea of how the FaceRig works in motion.

I can’t wait to see all the problems and bugs fixed! Once it starts working flawless, the possibilities of this program could be endless. I can see myself using this program while I stream a few games – I can finally be a cheeseburger streaming some Halo while talking to my chat room.

Rating: 4/5
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About Lori

Lori Garcia is a graphic/web designer and illustrator from Austin, TX. She loves making illustrations, playing video games & taking her digital camera around. Follow her @GirlHeroLori! If you have any questions/comments, please feel free to contact me!

  • I was hoping to see a video! :)

    • Haha, believe me… I really wanted to add in a video! But from my “CONS” list, it’s true… “Sometimes… It just doesn’t work” and that’s what happened with it last night when I tried. I can’t wait til it’s all fixed.

  • Jen bought me this and I LOVE IT. It’s been on my Steam for a while and I enjoy playing around with the different characters so much. There’s a lot I plan on doing with FaceRig!

    • It has a lot of potential! :) Especially for Skype, Twitch, etc. The characters are pretty fun!

  • Hello, Lori! We’d love to see a video of you reviewing FaceRig! Let us know what issues you are having with it so we can assist you in solving them. Best way to go about this would be to make a post on our Troubleshooting forums on the Steam community boards (http://steamcommunity.com/)app/274920/discussions/2/) where our users report bugs and are assisted by programmers in identifying and solving problems :)

    • Thanks for commenting, FaceRig! I will definitely try and do a video review :) I did try the other day but the tracking was so off for me. Everything else worked awesomely. I’ll be sure to tag you guys once the video is made!

  • This looks interesting. I wouldn’t mind trying this. ^^

    • It’s a fun program :)

  • Oh my gosh, this looks like so much fun. I would love to see a cheeseburger streaming halo! Thanks for introducing this.