3D Face Mapping
I've been using an iPhone app called "MugLife" to add animation to my drawings. I use a green background to isolate the head, then use a motion tracking app to pin the head onto my Character Animator animations in Final Cut Pro. It results in an extremely animated head that moves along with my animated puppet. It would be great to implement "MugLife"-type functionality into Character Animator directly to create these kind of beautifully animated full-motion heads. (Adding the ability to customize the teeth/mouth would be essential to create more polished characters.) I've attached a few sample heads to show the look I'm talking about. You can rig this almost automatically in the app, or tweak it to get finer quality results. Perhaps Adobe should acquire this product and add a fully realized version into Character Animator. It would be a GAME CHANGER. Think about it!!