FaceGen Modeller is a tool that enables you to design human faces in a
3D environment. It can generate the items randomly or based on imported photos.
This program is useful if you want to incorporate human faces when you\'re
designing a video game, or just have fun creating virtual versions of yourself
and your friends.
The user interface seems plain, but it has a lot of features that can easily
become confusing for the untrained eye. Start by generating a random face and
then adjust its features. You can select and fully customize race, gender, age,
caricature, asymmetry, and race morphing.
You can also change detail texture, detail texture modulation, texture overlay,
texture gamma correction, as well as polys (show or hide particular parts, like
upper teeth or glasses).
Additionally, the viewing mode can be changed, according to the diffuse shading
mode, texture mode, object rotation, background color or photo, lighting
options, and light sources.
The camera mode can switch from a perspective mode to an ortographic mode, but
perspective controls can be altered as well.
Plus, you can change the shape and texture of face characteristics, generate
random faces similar to the current one (genetically), tween or morph the face.
Last but not least, you can use FaceGen PhotoFit to import your own photos,
assign feature points to a frontal, left profile and right profile image, and
finally allow the software to process it.
We tested this last option but disabled the preservation of facial hair in
detail texture, as well as usage of detail texture from side photos. FaceGen
took ten minutes (in our case) to build the virtual human face, and the
resemblance was amazing.
In conclusion, FaceGen Modeller proves to be an excellent program for creating
and designing human faces. Keep in mind that this program uses a very high
amount of CPU and memory resources, but this is to be expected from such a