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Temporarily Hiding a Workspace

Like the position and layout of your workspace but sometimes wish you had a clear view of your character while you work? FaceFX Studio has you covered.

When you have a workspace selected you can press and hold the H key on your keyboard to temporarily hide all workspace elements. The workspace continues to function correctly when temporarily hidden, and any action is accepted. You can reset the slider (right-click), set a key (middle-click), interact with the slider (left-click and drag), and you can even use the keyboard to set an exact value all while the workspace is hidden.

How to use the Quicklaunch Bar

Find yourself doing lots of repetitive actions in FaceFX Studio? Tired of typing in the same command over and over, or repeatedly typing out the command to run a particular script?

It's time to make use of the quicklaunch bar! The quicklaunch bar is located in the top right corner of the application:


Set exact key values from sliders

Another tip for "Tip Tuesday": If you want to key an exact value, select a workspace slider, use the keyboard to type the exact value you want, then hit enter.

You can select sliders without modifying the current value by right-clicking, and you use the middle mouse button to set a key.

How to Edit Mapping Visually

Here is a tip for "Tip Tuesday": If you want to update the mapping, for a visual workflow, try using "Visual Mapping" mode with "Auto Workspace" selected and say goodbye to editing spreadsheet values by hand!

Talking 3D Virtual Agents with Cereproc and FaceFX

Cereproc, a worldwide leader in realistic text to speech software solutions, has teamed up with OC3 Entertainment to provide a realistic Unity-based text-to-animation demo.

The demo allows you to communicate with a Pandorabot displayed as a 3D talking character.

Happy Holidays! FaceFX 2013.3 Released

Happy Holidays from OC3 Entertainment!

Why so happy, you ask? Because FaceFX 2013.3 has been released of course! There are some important changes, so using the latest version is strongly encouraged.

FaceFX used in The Lost Function

Congratulations to ATLTGames on the release of The Lost Function: Episode One, a 3rd person RPG that teaches PreAlgebra.

ATLTGames uses FaceFX Studio Professional and the FaceFX XML integration with Unity to create realistic dialog sequences. According to David M Cavitt, 3D Artist at ATLT Games, "With only 5 developers/artists on this project, voice over would not have been possible without FaceFX."

FaceFX 2013.2 Released

FaceFX 2013.2 has been released! If you have FaceFX 2013, you don't have to buy anything new, just start up FaceFX and you will be notified of the release. Click "More Information" for additional instructions.

Evolver technology returns as Project Pinocchio

We have some great news to announce. The Evolver technology purchased by Autodesk has been re-released as Project Pinocchio. This is great news for FaceFX developers. Project Pinocchio has high quality characters ready to animate, and the price is right: absolutely free.

FaceFX 2013.1 Update

An update is available to FaceFX 2013. Anyone using FaceFX should be notified of the new version the next time they start the application. New customers can download the no-save evaluation, which has been updated.

A list of the issues that were resolved can be found here.

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