Apple buys Faceshift

Doug Griffin demonstrates Faceshift expression tracking with a depth sensor made by PrimeSense. Apple quietly bought PrimeSense in 2013.

Prior to being acquired by Apple, Zurich-based real-time motion capture firm Faceshift worked with game and animation studios on technology designed to quickly and accurately capture facial expressions using 3D sensors, including Faceshift Studio software with plugins for Maya and Unity. The company was also working toward consumer-facing software like a Skype plugin that would support real-time avatars for video chat. Continue reading “Apple buys Faceshift”