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Create professional-looking digital faces with this impressive program.

FaceGen Modeller is a powerful and surprisingly easy-to-use program that lets users create 3D faces either from scratch or based on photos. Whether you're a beginner or a professional when it comes to using this kind of technology, FaceGen Modeller can help you create impressive, realistic results.

The program's interface is plain and easy to navigate, with its major features arranged in tabs. You can have the program generate a random face and then customize it as desired, or upload one or more photos of an actual face to use as a starting point. You can select faces with African, European, East Asian, and South Asian characteristics, and use sliders to adjust the age, sex, asymmetry, and other aspects. There are controls for perspective and lighting, as well as fine-tuning of numerous individual facial features. FaceGen Modeller also lets you create custom facial expressions and has options for a variety of different phonemes, making it possible for the faces of talking characters to accurately reflect the words they're speaking. We were impressed--and a little freaked out--by the program's PhotoFit feature; we loaded a photo of ourselves and were greeted a few minutes later with a surprisingly accurate 3D digital representation. The program has a fairly comprehensive online Help file that explains its features. Do note that this free version of the program is only a trial, and it places a large watermark on each face's forehead. But we think that anyone who's serious about creating professional-looking faces will be impressed with FaceGen Modeller's features and will be willing to pay for the full version.

FaceGen Modeller installs and uninstalls without issues.

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