Version 1.0 is finally out. This is going to be a long lasting stable release hopefully. There are no crucial bugs and features left in our list.
Apart from bug fixes, with this version you have the ability to use high level MPEG-4 FAP values (for visemes and expressions) only to control the MPEG-4 facial animation mode. We used to support only low level FAP values to drive the animation.
Xface has been the finalist for Open Source Software competition in this year's ACM Multimedia conference! We will have a demo and a presentation in the conference. Here is the conference website:
Xface Toolkit version 0.96 is released.
A new release from Xface project is ready. Apart from numerous bug fixes and little enhancements, new SMIL-Agent processor supports external wav/pho file pairs. This enables people to use Xface with recorded speech, without the need of TTS engine.
This is an experimental release that incorporates keyframe based animation blending speech and emotion morph targets and demonstrates use of simple SMIL-Agent scripts.
As of today, we moved all the source control to our new Subversion server in our institute (http://tcc.itc.it). We still plan to update the Sourceforge CVS repository for some time, however it won't be so frequent. For a daily snapshot of Xface please connect to http://xfacesvn.itc.it/svn using a client of Subversion. You can also browse the repository using your web browser from the same address.... read more