Public Facial Data-Set

The Filmakademie Public Facial Data-set is a project aimed to advance research and development in the domain of performance capture and facial animation. Utilizing the Mova ® Contour ™ Reality Capture System allowed us to build a library of facial movements with an accuracy never seen before.


The total data-set consists of about 170 facial actions from which currently only 25 have been processed. In order to build the entire data-set we are looking for partners to help finance this venture. Our thanks go to Christoph Biehn, currently Senior Technical Staff Artist at Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA) who helped to make this dataset possible acting as a FACS consultant.


For information on how to contribute please contact research(at)


The current version of the data is available in Maya 2009 (ASCII) file format only.

Privacy and Data Protection Notice

To download the Filmakademie Public Facial Data-set, electronic data storage and the processing of personal data (name, surname, profession, company, country, e-mail address) is required. A download is not possible without indicating these data. The data are being proved by an authorized person by Filmakademie for the purpose of download approval. You are entitled to claim for information and in case of false data to claim for correction.


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