I see. I got about 60,000 frames all cleaned and ready to go. It’s why I’m asking all this about masks.
My game plan now: I will not train with masks, I’ll just simply filter out any obstructed faces for the training set.
For convert, I’ll use the ogg-obstructed and review the frames again to fix the masks. That I think will be a pain in the ass though.
The Manual tool is awesome btw, the ability to copy previous/next frame is a life saver. I wish there was more tools though, like the ability to shift click to add landmark points to selection. Ability to rotate your selections instead of the entire landmark. The ability to rotate on the Z axis (in 3D Space). And a bunch more things I can suggest.
The alignment frame updates the preview once you click and let go. I found a trick to quickly align many frames in a row, but the previews don’t update because of this, even though they actually update. What you do is click and hold your auto aligner, and then press X to go to next frame. And if you do this while dragging the mouse around very slightly you can very quickly crunch out frame alignments. Then go back and single click to update preview. It would be nice if you are holding down the mouse and click X, the preview would update on frame change.
Another suggestion I might add is to change the shortcut keys for Manual Tool. Currently they are all over the place and either you have to drag your mouse to click instead of moving your keyboard hand all the way to get to the function buttons or delete. Might I suggest putting them all within reach of your left hand so your mouse is focused strictly on the frame alignments? It would drastically speed up the manual editing process. I know this because I have a mouse with many buttons and use macros for the short cuts.
Anyways sorry for the babble. Hopefully this insight will be useful.