Image Metrics Releases Facial Animation Software

Los Angeles-based Image Metrics said Monday that it has launched its facial animation technology product, FACEWARE. The new software is based on existing services the firm offers to game developers. The company also said the new package is being used in-house by game developer Bungie, the developer of HALO. Pricing on the new facial animation software was not released, and the firm did not say what the impact of the Bungie win was to the firm. Image Metrics' FACEWARE works with existing 3D software packages.