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01 January 2010, 02:19 PM
Camera Match software like Boujou, succesfully track features on 2d video and place feature objects on 3D scene. I feel this data may as well be used in modeling just like a 3d scanner, or even for motion capturing, with just an ordinary camera. (+may be a turning stand for scanning)
I feel I can do it simply by tracking the features on a human face and create surfaces manually from one feature object to the other in 3ds max.

Facial motion may as well be captured from a 2d video, then the created point objects may be used as bones to deform a 3d mesh.

Only problem seems you have to do several things manually.

Do you know any application that does such work with a single camera automatically?

01 January 2010, 02:40 PM
or u can model it.....

01 January 2010, 06:37 PM
Namaste my friend,

This may not only help in modeling, but on facial animation as well.

Suppose you paint some dots on your face and talk some long sentence in front of the camera. Then track them in boujou, I don't know if boujou tracks the features and align point objects to that motion but that's quite possible. Then import the features into 3dsmax. Either use skin or physique or even linked xform to link soft selected vertices on the face model to the moving points.
The model should probably talk like hell. :rolleyes:

01 January 2010, 12:07 PM
Hi there,

we do some markeless facial motion capture stuff, but requires two cameras as is based on passive stereo photogrammetry.

facial animation page (
3D demo page (


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