Reallusion LIVE FACE app and iClone Motion LIVE combine face, body, and hands for a totally live performance capture and virtual production solution


The popularity of the iPhone X for face tracking has serious power for animators and storytellers. Reallusion, creators of the unified full-body motion capture tool, iClone Motion LIVE announce the addition of iPhone X face mocap.  The iPhone X app LIVE FACE works with iClone Motion LIVE to provide a total solution out-of-the-box for full-body and face motion capture. VFX on a budget and innovation meet with the iPhone X for motion capture combined with iClone Motion Live and the LIVE FACE app

Users can download the LIVE FACE app to WiFi stream tracking data from an iPhone X to a workstation client. Then, through Motion LIVE, combine iPhone X facial data with other mocap sources like Xsens, Noitom, Rokoko, OptiTrack and Leap Motion for a complete face and body mocap studio. Besides custom importing character designs, developers can professionally animate characters generated from major character systems like iClone Character Creator and Daz3D. The iPhone X addition to Motion LIVE empowers real-time usage for virtual hosts, interactive characters, live entertainers, and performers. This new solution also compliments a production workflow for editing, rendering and exporting to any game engine or 3D application.


“‘Out of the box’, LIVE FACE is probably the easiest facial mocap system of all to use. Reallusion have taken iPhoneX facial mocap to the next level. With iPhoneX and the new LIVE FACE plugin, iClone users can now produce high quality facial motion capture direct from the phone to any 3D character in iClone.”

— Mike Sherwood, 3D Artist


“LIVE FACE has absolutely changed the way I animate the characters for my children’s animated Series, The Adventures of Nkoza and Nankya!! I am able to capture in realtime my daughter and son who voice act the characters of Nkoza and Nankya, in away I never could before LIVE FACE. This has taken iClone to a whole new animation level.”

Solomon W. Jagwe, Creator and Director, Nkoza and Nankya.


Major Features-

  • Perform to create facial animations

Connect iPhone X to a PC through shared WiFi, Hotspot, or USB cable. Accurately drive character facial expressions including head angle, brow movement, eyeball rotation, jaw open, and other 50 facial muscles.

Perform to create facial animations

  • Deal with low light and skin variations

Highly accurate with skin tone. Works under low light, backlight, or dynamic lighting conditions.

Low Light

  • Flexible capture from different angles

It’s not always possible to have the iPhone position directly in your line of sight. Offset the location of the iPhone X with the Zero Pose function, a unique feature for the best possible capturing results.

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  • Tracking data inspector

58 face tracking signals provide instant feedback for precision facial calibration.

Data Inspector


  • Synchronous audio recording during facial capture

Optionally record audio with the face capture session, and the recorded audio will generate lip synch data. Blend lip-synch and motion capture to create the best result.


  • Multiple character capture

Connect with up to four iPhones to capture multiple facial performances. Create live interaction or natural dialog between characters for live events, TV broadcasts or animation production.


  • Feature-based facial strength filters

Control the signal input strength, globally or individually: for brows, eyelids, eyeballs, mouth, jaw, cheeks, and head rotation.


  • Custom capture profiles

Define your own expression style with facial muscle sliders and save it as a Custom Capture Profile.


Pricing and Availability

  • iPhone X LIVE Facial Mocap for iClone Motion Live is available now on Reallusion store.

  • Live Face App is free to download from iOS App store here

  • Live Face Profile is available at the price of $399 MSRP. Check Reallusion store for the limited time launch special offer.




  1. HI, is your techologie about the life face app – available on an Iphone “R”??? Your app says that true depth technoligy is required, but the iphone XR has “just” one camera and not two like the older Iphone XS – however both have the true depth feature – with which type of phone your mocap solution is going to work? Thanks and best regards,

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