Di-O-Matic has released an update to the standalone version of Facial Studio, its head-generation toolset, along with a new $199 Essential version of the software.
New features in Facial Studio 3 include the option to select an alternate all-quad low-resolution version of your head model, for level-of-detail work; and a new shape manager.
Other key features include a photomatching tool to generate heads from photographs; the option to export animation-ready heads in FBX format; and over 500 customisation parameters.
The software is available now for Windows, price $499. A 3ds Max version is also available.
In addition, Di-O-Matic is shipping its new cut-down Essential edition of Facial Studio, which includes photomatching, but omits the deformers, animation support, support for multiple levels of detail, scripting, and the built-in render engine, skin shader and materials library.