A quick one for the records; working upon the recommendation of our friends at Peanut VFX we created some vac formed faceplates for the quick application of tracking markers for a recent project. The process involved taking face casts of each actor, from which plaster positives were made. The plaster was cleaned up and the marker holes were plotted and drilled. From the plaster plugs, they were all put through a vac forming machine, which created the templates, fitting each actor, perfectly.
Each template ensured that quick and accurate markers could be placed on the actor’s face each time facial tracking was needed.