Is this the future of character face generation for games?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Haoshiro, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Haoshiro macrumors 68000

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    http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/video-amazing-3d-morphable-face

    Wow, now that is just impressive. I could see this being applied to a full-body solution, then say goodbye for the need of "cyber scans" of actors, etc.

    I thought that demo was amazing, mix that in with V2.0 of Valve's facial animation system (still the very best I think I've ever seen in a game) and you have some killer characters... might also want to mix in the Euphoria character physics/AI system as well.

    One day...
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    They should have used a picasso painting at the end of the demo to fool it ;) :D


    But yeah very cool technology.
     
  3. Tymmz macrumors 65816

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    Hah, the smile was gimpy but overall an immensely impressive video.
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting - it would be even better if they could do some hair, but that is still something that realtime has issues with and making look realistic.

    D
     
  6. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    This is unbelievable technology with scary implications about editing what we seen in the media.
     
  7. Haoshiro thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I was thinking that as well, there will be a day video "proof" will mean nothing, we're already close to that... but things like this makes determining reality even more impossible. Somehow I think the guild of Paranoid Conspiracy Theorists will be getting a lot more members in coming years. :D
     

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