Brilliant Holdings (dba Image Metrics), based in Manchester, United Kingdom, was acquired by Facebank for its Talent and its Technology. Image Metrics is a world leader in computer vision and machine learning for face and body. Through its patented algorithms, Image Metrics creates custom augmented reality experiences for some of the world’s most innovative brands. Image Metrics’ proprietary algorithms make the recognition and realtime animation of nuanced expressions and emotion possible with nothing more than a camera on a laptop, tablet or smartphone. The opportunities for self-representation and personalized content control are endless. Image Metrics technology can be integrated into computers, tablets, smartphones, interactive television and other digital devices, and strategically leveraged in game or apps.
Faceware Technologies, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, was acquired by Facebank for its Talent and its Technology. Faceware is among the most innovative and experienced facial motion capture technology providers in the world. Faceware’s hardware and software represent complete solutions for the interactive entertainment, film, video game, television, and commercial markets for clients such as Double Negative, ILM, Digital Domain, Blur Studios, Activision-Blizzard, Rockstar Games, Microsoft, 2K Sports, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Sega, Sony, Bethesda, and Moving Picture Company.