The non-commercial API from SeeingMachines was the big stimulator for us to create FaceTrackNoIR in the first place. It offers very good face-tracking, with relatively low CPU-usage.
Unfortunately SeeingMachines stopped development of faceAPI, so no further new versions of this tracker will be released. For that reason we will focus our efforts on other trackers. Luckily, the current version also works on W10 and still gives satisfying face-tracking for most users.
If you have questions regarding Visage, please post them here: [discussion:faceapi]
Tracking facial features instead of IR-leds offers a great advantage: no hardware but a simple web-cam is required! So anyone can use faceAPI, almost instantly.
The engine state displays the current status of the faceAPI engine and can be one of the following:
When the tracker is not running, the setting for the Internal filter of faceAPI can be changed. The values are High, Normal and Low. When choosing High, the output of faceAPI will be more stable, but less responsive.
Using the Enable axis checkboxes each of the 6 DOF's can be enabled or disabled. Disabled means, that the output value will not be sent to FaceTrackNoIR.
Lighting and web-cam need to be good. If you wonder if your
webcam will work with faceAPI, then you can try the console
executable in the pluginpack first.
SeeingMachines recommends a Dual core processor or higher.
The most important limitation is the fact that the video-source cannot be selected. This means that faceAPI will always (try to) use the first video-source it finds (even if that's not your webcam). To bypass this problem you can either disable your other video-input device(s) or use software like ManyCam.