Image Metrics: Performance Driven Facial Animations (0)

Thursday, April 17, 2008 by , under ,


This is simply amazing. Santa Monica-based Image Metrics proposes an incredibly flexible -- so to speak -- kind of facial animation technology that captures an actor's live performance an translates it onto a digital actor's face - in real time.

You probably never heard about them, but these guys have been around for awhile. They boast an impressive client portfolio, featuring work for major video game companies (EA, Eidos, Rockstar and Capcom among others) and feature film-related companies (Sony Imageworks, The Mill production house). You can see their engine at work in the latest Rockstar Grand Theft Auto IV game.


Check out Image Metrics's web site.



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