Grimace: Display Emotions Through Facial Expressions

Grimace is a free Flash-based component for displaying emotions through facial expressions.

It is developed in pure AS3, delivered as a lightweight SWF file & supports 6 emotions: joy, surprise, fear, disgust, sadness, anger (and their combinations).

The component can be integrated into any project using Javascript, Flex, Flash IDE or pure Actionscript.

Grimace Project

The configuration of the Grimace is accomplished through external XML-based files, which allow full customization.

Some usage ideas for the component:

  • visually displaying emotions in a chat application
  • using it as a password-meter (a bad password can be "shocked", good one can be "joy", etc)
  • online games (status of a player)

P.S. The component is only free for personal use.