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|Type of site||Graphical Instant Messaging Client|
Fix8 is a program combining virtual communications technology with live video, animation, and instant messaging to create animated accessories and a cast of virtual characters to map user's facial movements and expressions. Users can be anyone, anything, and anywhere from the internet to mobile telephone, to television. Users can dress up in virtual costumes or create their own, or share animated videos live over instant-message services including MSN, Yahoo, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and Skype. They can also save and post animated videos across social networking and video sharing sites such as YouTube.
Fix8 brings about a new realm of content through user-generated reality techniques that allow users to dress up one’s real-time video and images with 2D/3D accessories to customized photorealistic identities and fully animated avatars. It combines video, animation and instant messaging that allows users to create their own partial or full custom avatars that mimic human movement. Fix8 was established in 2005 and is a division of MobiNex, Inc, a privately held technology company headquartered out of Los Angeles, CA with offices in China, and Vietnam.
Human Expression Analysis & Rendering Technology
Also known as H.E.A.R.T., Fix8 digitizes human expressions and movements captured from a webcam enabling users to create, animate, and communicate with their digital characters across online, TV and mobile platforms. The technology  integrates human expression analysis and rendering capabilities, avatar technology, voice manipulation, and FX8 - Facemaker design capabilities in one.