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    3D Character Creation

    High Quality Custom 3D Character

    Speed up your 3D production pipeline by receiving a professional grade 3D character, ready to be integrated for your specific use-cases. Based on your requirements from the form below, Polywink models, textures and rigs the custom 3D character you need.

    Designed By Yourself Or By Polywink

    We create your stylized 3D character based on your character sheet, whether it’s 2D, 3D concept arts or a description.

    Do you want your 3D character to be designed by professional artists? Polywink can do that for you!

    Adaptable 3D Model Creation Service

    We adapt our 3D character creation service to your needs, from simple 3D modeling, to texturing, grooming and rigging, whether for a 3D head or a full body with clothes. We provide the 3D model with optimized UVs and topology and 4K maps for PBR materials.

    In short: the customer is king.

    How Does It Work?

    • Send us your specifications through the form down below

    • We review your request and get back to you with a quote

    • We deliver the final files to you and you have 3 revisions free of charge



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    3D Scan On Demand


    3D Scanning Made Easy

    Looking to enhance your post-production, VFX, or video game projects with top-tier 3D scanning? Based in the heart of Paris, France, we offer a fast and accurate 3D scanning solution for detailed heads or full bodies. Our technology delivers HD geometry and PBR textures, making it the ideal choice for a wide range of creative productions.

    Need to book session on set outside our Paris' studios? Make a custom demand and we'll get back to you.

    HD Geometry & PBR Textures

    Experience unparalleled levels of detail and realism with HD Geometry and PBR Textures. Our technologies based on photogrammetry, photometry and structured light capture every nuance, ensuring your 3D models shine in any production.

    Deliverable: Quality Beyond Expectations

    We offer two options: the raw data model or a model with topology cleaned by our team of expert 3D artists. Additionally, we provide you with all the PBR textures you need, including diffuse, specular, roughness, displacement, and normal maps. The model is delivered as a FBX file. Our goal is to equip you with professional grade assets.

    How Does It Work

    • Place an order for each person you wish to scan.
    • Once your order is confirmed, please refer to your order reference and book a session by clicking on this link.
    • Visit our studios in Paris, France, and let's capture!
    • We'll send you all the data you need.

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    Advanced Rig on Demand -...


    Automatic Face Rigging

    The Advanced Rig on Demand service automatically generates FACS-based facial rigging 236 blendshapes. It is adapted to specific topologies and morphologies of any 3D characters, whether these are scanned heads, photorealistic models or cartoonish characters.

    Deliverable 3D Formats

    Polywink offers three deliverable formats:

    • FBX file: compatible with most software like Unity, Unreal Engine, Blender, and more
    • Maya scene: up to Maya 2022 with a Faceboard for Keyframe animation AND a FBX file
    • Unreal Engine 5 project: a LiveLink set-up working with the 236 blendShapes! And an animation faceboard in Unreal Engine 5


    Want to try by yourself? Download Rig On-Demand sample

    Scroll down to read more on our facial animation services and technical details.
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    AI Face Replacement On Demand


    Welcome to the future of visual storytelling with our AI Face Replacement On Demand service. Harness the potential of cutting-edge deepfake technology to breathe life into your creative projects like never before.

    Elevate Storytelling with Deepfake

    Exact Expressiveness

    Experience unparalleled precision in capturing the nuanced expressions of your subjects, ensuring a seamless match with the impersonator's performance.


    Our technology ensures that the replaced face seamlessly blends into the scene, responding accurately to all lighting, action, and occlusion conditions for unparalleled photorealism.

    Rejuvenate or Bring Back to Life

    Whether you're looking to rejuvenate living individuals or resurrect the past, our service offers limitless possibilities.

    Flexible Delivery

    Choose between receiving the replaced face ready for your team to composite or opt for our team of experts to deliver the fully composited video.

    Seamless Integration, Unmatched Results

    • Provide Us with Your Video: Start by supplying us with the video in which you want to replace the face. Ensure you have the necessary rights to all materials used.

    • Database Requirements: To achieve the best results, furnish us with a database of over 10,000 photos of the person you wish to replace. For a top-tier dataset, consider booking a scanning session in our state-of-the-art studios with our dedicated service.

    Disclaimer: Polywink disclaims any responsibility for the fraudulent use of this service. It is imperative that you possess all the necessary rights to use the materials provided.

    All displayed prices are the animation cost per minute.

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    Blendshapes On Demand


    Automatic Facial Blendshapes for your 3D character

    Blendshapes on Demand is a service that automatically generates a set of 157 FACS blendshapes for any 3D character. The shapes are perfectly adapted to your 3D model's topology and morphology, whether it’s a scanned head, a photorealistic human model, or a cartoonish character.

    3D Facial Animation Made Easy

    Polywink's set of blendshapes, delivered in FBX format, can be imported into any software for facial animation and modeling (Maya, 3DS Max, Zbrush...) or any of the common game engines (Unity, Unreal Engine...).

    To get a set of shapes for your own character, simply purchase this service, upload your 3D model and download the result! Receive a wide range of facial expressions in a couple of hours, saving weeks of work.

    Free sample download

    Want to try by yourself? Download Blendshapes Sample

    Scroll down to read more on our facial animation services and technical details.
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    Digital Double On Demand


    We offer meticulously crafted 3D models, faithfully replicating the original subject's appearance. Our digital doubles are ready for rigging and integration into popular 3D software like Maya and Unreal Engine, ensuring seamless integration.

    Key Features

    HD Geometry & Professional Textures

    Our models come with high-definition geometry and professional textures, ensuring exceptional visual fidelity. 

    A-Pose Convenience

    Receive your digital double in a versatile A-pose, primed for rigging, customization and animation.

    Preserving Identity

    Our expertise in maintaining the subject's identity, both in appearance and expressiveness, makes us the top choice for movies, video games, communication, and more.

    Optional Rigging Services

    Looking for a fully rigged digital double? Enhance your cart with one of our rigging services for a complete 3D character solution.

    Your Lifelike Digital Human

    By default, we work from your 3D scans. We can perform the capture ourselves if you add this service to your order.

    Provide Existing Scans

    If you already have 3D scans of your subject, simply submit them to us, and we'll transform them into an impressive digital double.

    Book a 3D Scanning Session

    If you don't have scans yet, no worries! Schedule a 3D scanning session with our 3D Scan On Demand service to ensure you receive the highest quality virtual human.

    Unlock the unparalleled realism and quality of our Digital Double On Demand service. Place your order today and bring your creative vision to life with precision and authenticity.

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    MetaHuman Rig


    Unlock the full potential of your 3D characters in Unreal Engine with our groundbreaking MetaHuman Rig. Designed specifically for 3D artists and developers in the gaming, experience, metaverse and VFX industries, our service provides an easy-to-use control rig that seamlessly integrates with Unreal Engine and tools such as MetaHuman animator. With a focus on realism and simplicity, the MetaHuman Facial and Body Rig empowers you to bring your characters to life like never before.

    Preserve Your Character's Unique Identity

    Unlike tools that convert your characters into generic MetaHumans, Polywink's approach ensures that your character's individuality is preserved. Whether you've crafted a realistic character with unique UV and textures or you prefer the photorealistic offerings from Eisko, our MetaHuman Rig supports them all. This means you can retain the essence of your characters while benefiting from the advanced functionalities of MetaHuman's deformations.

    Streamline Your Workflow with Powerful Features

    Our MetaHuman Rig service comes equipped with an array of features designed to simplify your workflow and enhance your creative process. Take advantage of the Facial Board, IK/FK switch, Anim Picker, Foot Roll, Forward Solve, Backward Solve, Set up event, and compatibility with any Metahuman animation, including Mocap. Additionally, our service offers LiveLink for facial animation, ensuring seamless integration and real-time updates.

    Compatibility and Refund Guarantee

    At present, our MetaHuman rigging service is available exclusively for realistic characters, including your own creations, Eisko's photorealistic Virtual Humans or tools like Reallusion Character Creator models. Rest assured that when you place an order, our expert riggers will assess the compatibility of your 3D model. In the event that your model is deemed incompatible, we offer a full refund, ensuring a risk-free experience for our customers.

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    iPhone X ARKit Blendshapes - Animation from iPhone Motion Capture

    Animation for iPhone X is a service which automatically generates the 52 blendshapes needed to use the iPhone X as a powerful and accessible Motion Capture device, compliant with any mobile device's Face Tracking solutions (FaceLink in Unreal, Rokoko for Unity, FaceCap, Hyprface...).

    With the animation for iPhoneX, you can easily :

       • Create CGI and real-time 3D facial expressions and animations

       • Stream the performance of your Virtual Infuencer or Vtubers

       • Create amazing facial mask and lens effect in your AR applications with Lens Studio or Spark AR

    Easy performance capture with ARKit Face Tracking

    Animation for iPhone X is compatible with major 3D software and game engines - Maya, Unity & Unreal Engine. The animation data from the ARKit Face Tracking will drive the 52 blendshapes of your character with no additional rigging and modeling required. Mocap made easier!

    This service is available in 2 different delivery formats: FBX for general use and Maya. For more information about what comes with each package, please see down below.

    To automatically get the 52 ARKit blendshapes for any character, simply purchase this service, upload your 3D model and download the result within 24 hours (Time Frame "Priority")!

    Free sample

    Want to try by yourself? Download a free sample.

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    Your 3D custom order

    Address your specific production needs which are not covered by Polywink's standard services below!

    The Polywink Studio is our most flexible offer to date. Here is a short list of examples of what you can get with Studio:

       • Create a specific set of FACS blendshape expressions
       • Receive a full-body rig
       • Improve your 3D character realism thanks to a full facial rigging system with more blendshapes and controllers
       • Requesting your service in the format of your choice (for example; Unity or Unreal Engine scene)
       • Improve details and expressivity of your 3D head model with wrinkle maps

    How does it work?

       1. Describe your project requirements by filling out the form
       2. Your requirements are reviewed by our team and a specific service will be created for you
       3. Place your order to confirm the work, upload your available model
       4. Receive your customized deliverable on deadline, just like a regular product!

    Ask for a custom service 

    Click the button below to submit your requirements or project scenario. For further info regarding how to fill in the form, find an extended description and real use-cases examples for each element at the bottom of this page.



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    Talking Avatar


    Are you looking for a way to give life to your avatar?

    Polywink's rigging expertise will enable you to control your character's facial expressions down to the smallest detail with a facial rig of 73 blendshapes and 4 additional joints.

    Power of Speech and Motion Capture

    The 73 blendshapes include 21 visemes to focus on the your character's lips' movement so as to improve its realism. Make your avatar sound and look natural by using audio-to-speech or text-to-speech solutions (such as Amazon Polly, Google TTS...) combined with a lip sync technology (like Oculus LipSync). 

    Deliverable 3D Formats

    Polywink offers three deliverable formats:

       • FBX file: compatible with most software like Unity, Unreal Engine, Blender, and more 

       • Maya scene: receive a Maya scene up to Maya 2022 with a Faceboard for Keyframe animation AND an FBX file

       • Unreal Engine project: receive a LiveLink set-up including the Oculus Lip Sync plugin to use voice-to-speech! And an animation faceboard in Unreal Engine 5

    Free sample download

    Not sure yet? Download a free sample to get an idea of the Talking Avatar service below!