One of the top requests from our user base has been for the ability to add emotions to characters’ faces in Antics. We have been listening to these requests and are now beavering away on this (among other improvements).
To this end I am glad to say that we now have Ian Wilson working alongside our development team in Cambridge. Ian is the founder and CEO of Emotion AI (http://www.emotionai.com) and over ten years of experience in Europe and Japan of applying technology to simulate how humans react . He is also an Invited Expert on Emotion for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (http://www.linkedin.com/in/ianwilson)
It will take some time to integrate an emotions into Antics and make them as easy to use as we, and you, would like and fit them in with other developments, so you will have to be patient for a while.
In the meantime, don’t forget that there are ways to get emotional impact in Antics videos using music ,camera cuts etc. – Tony Bannan’s videos “Looking Back” (http://www.antics3d.com/cinema.php?action=detail&video_id=138) is a great example of this.