Design4real VR AR Agency

Realistic lip synchronization for virtual characters: A look at the Nvidia Omniverse Audio2Face software


In the world of digital media and animation, creating virtual characters and avatars is always a challenge. speak realistically to let. This is a major hurdle for smaller studios in particular, as affordable face capture solutions are often unable to provide a convincing lip synchronization to be brought about.

The tools currently available for small studios are not yet sophisticated enough to record lip and tongue movements convincingly.

Challenges and alternatives

One of the alternatives to fall back on are solutions such as AccuLips from Reallusion, which work retrospectively on the basis of text or audio files.
A well-known example of this is AccuLips from Reallusion, which is integrated with iClone and Character Creator 4.
However, this software can only be used with English texts develop their full potential.
With German texts, she often fails to derive the correct lip movements.

Nvidia Omniverse Audio2Face

Here comes Nvidia Omniverse Audio2Face comes into play - a powerful tool for automatic lip synchronization of digital characters.
Audio2Face uses advanced AI technologies to match the lip movements of a virtual character to the input audio data in real time.
The special feature of this tool is its ability to work with non-English texts to deliver convincing results.

Advantages and integration

The integration of Audio2Face into the production process can significantly reduce the workload.
Instead of making time-consuming manual adjustments, the software enables virtual characters to speak naturally and fluently, regardless of the language of the audio files.
This opens up new opportunities for smaller studios in particular to realize their creative visions more efficiently.

Our experience

An example from our own experience shows how Audio2Face has revolutionized our workflow.
In the past, we had to rely on less precise tools, which often required subsequent corrections and therefore extended the production time.
With Audio2Face, we can now ensure that our virtual characters can be heard from the very first run. speak realisticallywhich significantly improves the quality of our projects.

Costs and availability

Another advantage of Nvidia Omniverse Audio2Face is that the tool is available free of charge as long as it is not used in an enterprise environment.
This makes it particularly attractive for smaller studios and independent creatives.
In addition, there is a special plug-in for iClone that makes the integration of Audio2Face even easier and more seamless.

What is Nvidia Omniverse?

Nvidia Omniverse is a collaboration and simulation platform designed specifically for 3D content creation.
It enables artists, designers and developers to share and edit their creative projects in real time, regardless of which program they were created in. Omniverse contains importers and export modules, so-called "connectors", which cover almost all common 3D tools from the CAD and design sector. These tools include Unity, Blender, Unreal, Iclone, Substance, 3dsmax, Maya, Arcgris Cityengine, PTC Creo, Houdini and many more.
This interconnectivity facilitates collaboration through a centralized, cloud-based environment.
This makes Omniverse a powerful tool for the development of complex and realistic digital worlds.

The introduction of Nvidia Omniverse Audio2Face marks a significant step in the development of realistic animations of 3D avatars in German language and offers smaller studios a Affordable and effective solution for lip synchronization.
Audio2Face is still a beta version, we are excited to see what other features Nvidia will integrate and how they will continue to transform the way we bring digital characters to life.


clarence dadson

Let us advise you.

Are you interested in developing a virtual reality or 360° application? You may still have questions about budget and implementation. Feel free to contact me.

I am looking forward to you

Clarence Dadson CEO Design4real

Exclusive hardware for the trade fair appearance

e.g. HoloLens 2 Augmented Reality Application