Automatically directing digital
performances for any world.
JALI’s automated speech and facial animation
software empowers digital storytellers to easily craft
naturally, richly expressive characters and avatars.
JALI offers production teams a powerful, flexible, and easy to use suite of tools to direct unforgettable digital performances with best-in-class automated lip sync, expressive multilingual facial animation, and high-performance rigging and pipeline solutions.
Automatic lip sync in seconds.
Generate language-specific expressive lip synchronization from audio and text (or TTS inputs), fully customizable speech styles and dynamic facial performances, and easy-to-edit animation curves.
Generate expressive full-facial animation.
Animate and direct full character performance with eye motion (blink, gaze, saccades), brows, custom expression settings, speech settings, character profiling, emotion tagging, asymmetry, and head and neck motion.
Quality at scale.
All of JALI’s workflow can be fully-automated through scripting. The software features a user-friendly interface for handling batch animation, rig connections, and exporting.
Animate digital actors for any performance.
Hero characters and NPCs, digital assistants, VR training, and interactive chatbots all need believable and compelling facial animation and lip sync. With JALI, you can direct the right performance for a given context: in production or in real-time when using text-to-speech.
Automatically and quickly generate high-quality 3D facial animation from text and audio or text-to-speech inputs.
Offline and realtime processing benchmarks
Maya 2018 — Mac OS / Windows
Maya 2019 — Mac OS / Windows
Maya 2020 — Mac OS / Windows
Maya 2022 — Mac OS / Windows
Command Line Interface — Mac OS / Windows
FBX Pipeline support to Unreal/Unity
Unreal Editor 4.27.2 Plugin — Windows (early BETA)
Seamlessly integrate JALI animation authored in Maya into Unreal engine or other engines through the JALI Command Line Interface.
French / Français
Russian / Pусский
Polish / Polski
Portuguese (Brazil) / Portugues (Brasil)
Mandarin / 普通话
German / Deutsch
Italian / Italiano
Spanish / Español
Korean / 한국어
Interactive rig interface is language agnostic and precisely connects to proprietary or industry rigs adding fully-customizable phoneme and action unit control and more to your existing control scheme.
Supported Third Party Rigs
A built-in respect for the craft of animation.
We are animators at heart. JALI’s procedural animation system employs intelligent automation and is designed with a deep understanding of the principles of rigging and animation craft. This allows JALI to integrate seamlessly into industry-standard pipelines and produce output that mirrors, and can be edited, as if your own animator had authored it themselves.
Language specificity goes beyond representation.
“The overall quality of facial performance is one thing, but another thing is nailing down the correct, colloquial, or language-specific way of speaking that every native is expecting from the character they talk to. I think having characters that resonate and cross those international boundaries in this pretty personal way can be very powerful.”
Sebastien Kalemba, Head of Animation, Cyberpunk 2077
Automatic animation: instantly generated, limitlessly refined
JALI isn’t a black box that returns automatically generated animation. Often, JALI is the first step in creating cinematic-level animations. JALI produces sparse, one dimensional animation curves that can easily be edited, iterated, or blended with keyframe or motion capture animation directly in Maya. The art of digital character animation is constantly evolving, and our tools are flexible enough to redefine the future of animation — whatever form it takes next.
Your Success is our Success.
JALI is committed to your project’s success. Build billion dollar franchises, power unforgettable performances, hit technical art and pipeline milestones and innovations, and make more competitive outsource bids.
For one off proof of concepts to multi-year deals we provide custom levels of support from kick-off to completion, we’re on your team.
A growing list of
We’re proud to work with some of the most creative and high-profile game studios, animation studios and R&D teams in the world.
Customers tend to quickly become fans.
Different paths to priceless execution.
Our different pricing and licensing options were created in order to meet the unique needs of a wide variety of users. Whether you’re an indie shop with big ambitions or a massive commercial studio with big demands, we can put together a licensing structure and workflow solution that fits your needs.
To see if the JALI suite of tools is right for your production, email us today to connect with a member of the JALI sales team for a free 30 day evaluation.
behind the tech
Our team members are both artists and scientists, with a combined 94 years of graphics research and animation experience. Our process is grounded in a deep understanding of anatomy, perception, linguistics, performance theory, graphics, and craft. In 2020 we launched our first product offering in conjunction with the much anticipated AAA game release, Cyberpunk2077, with development partners CD Projekt Red. Since then we’ve worked with dozens of teams, to help power their facial animation pipelines. We are constantly innovating our software far beyond expressive lip sync to develop powerful interactive facial animation pipeline solutions. And we’re just getting started.
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