The latest facial animation software is designed to recreate 3D models from full front face portraits with closed mouths and a relaxed expression. It is very sensitive to anomalies of digital pictures like color (over-exposed areas) or shape (open mouth, side views).
You only need a digital picture of your face to create a video animation with sound. An online service, http://www.image-me.com will do the rest for you.
The red crosses on the examples below show wrong pictures and the green ticked ones, the right photos to animate.
Step 1: Pose naturally and take a front view photo of your face
- Clear your forehead, face and neck from hair, your hands, caps, coverings, etc. If you wear glasses, make sure they aren't dark or with reflecting shinings
- Look at the camera at a distance of at least two meters or six feet looking straight into it
- Show a relaxed expression and your mouth closed face animation
- Show your entire face and both eyes and ear lobes with no hard shadows