Face 2D Live

Daydream Studios - Blueprints - Jan 25, 2023

Control 2D faces with the Live Link Face app on your iPhone or iPad to create fast and easy to make cartoons with your friends!

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    5.0 - 5.1, 5.3
  • Download Type
    Complete Project
    This product contains a full Unreal Engine project folder, complete with Config files, Content files and .uproject file, which can be used as a template to create a new project.

Face 2D Live allows you to control 2D faces which can be easily customized. Need a talking tree? Simply attach a face blueprint to a tree, connect your phone to Live Link and simulate! Want to add a funny face to your Third Person character? That's easy! Attach the blueprint to the head of your character, connect your phone and play! You can grow it, shrink it, flip it and move it and as long as your phone is connected and tracking your face, it'll keep on working like it should. It's a lot of fun, especially with friends. What make this 2D face controller different from the other tutorials you'll find online? This one allows you to record your animations using Take Recorder. Give it a try!

PRODUCT DEMO - Face2DLive Version 1.1:


PRODUCT DEMO - Face2DLive Version 1.2 (COMING SOON)


UPDATE June 15th, 2023:

New update coming soon! I added a new face blueprint which now gives you eyebrows, extra mouth movements and a more humanoid face. I also rebuilt the project in UE 5.0 to allow you to migrate this project into any version of UE5 that suits your needs. If you have any questions or if there's anything you'd like to see in the next version, please don't hesitate to ask! Enjoy!

UPDATE April 2nd, 2024

My previous update was never reviewed by Epic, so I cancelled it in the hopes that they will review version 3 which works for UE 5.3. I will be updating this for 5.4 once I know the approval process is working again. Thank you for your patiece!

TUTORIAL - Adding and Changing Custom Face Shapes:


TUTORIAL - Learn The Basics:


Technical Details


  • Blueprints for real-time streaming / recording 2D faces in a 3D space
  • 28 sprites containing fun face shapes
  • Meshes for eyes, eyelids and pupils

Number of Blueprints: 2

Input: Made to be used with Apple smart devices compatible with the Live Link Face app

Network Replicated: No

Supported Development Platforms: Unknown

Windows: Yes

Mac: Unknown

Documentation: For a full tutorial on how this blueprint works, see the tutorial link above. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out and I'll do my best to provide support.

Important/Additional Notes: The following plug-ins are required to use this project - Python Script Plug-in, Sequencer Scripting, Takes, Virtual Production Utilities, Virtual Camera, Composure, Live Link, Media Framework Utilities, Media IO Framework, nDisplay, Apple AR Kit, Apple AR Kit Face Support, Pixel Streaming, Movie Render Pipeline