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Download & Licensing

Due to resource constraints, the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences does not provide any support for FACSGen.

Furthermore, there will be no refund, under any circumstance.

So, in order to avoid any inconvenience, a demo version of FACSGen is available, free of charge.

Click here to download the demo.

Before purchasing a license, it is your responsibility to download the demo version first, run it, ensure that the program works on your machine and that it suits your needs.

Click here to request a license.


Limitations of the demo version:

  • A watermark in superimposed on the face
  • The number of images that can be exported is limited to 25 per session
  • Saving static/dynamic expressions is disabled

When refering to FACSGen in publications please cite the following references:

Roesch, E., Tamarit, L., Reveret, L., Grandjean, D. M., Sander, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2011). FACSGen: A Tool to Synthesize Emotional Facial Expressions Through Systematic Manipulation of Facial Action Units. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 35(1), 1-16.


Krumhuber EG, Tamarit L, Roesch EB, Scherer KR. (2012). FACSGen 2.0 animation software: generating three-dimensional FACS-valid facial expressions for emotion research. Emotion, 12: 351–63