Next Gen facial animation?

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#1 Posted by darkcitycop (25 posts) -

Hey guys. Found this clip on youtube of what looks like some next gen facial animation. What do you think? The lipsynch and eye movements are extremely realistic and the performance is pretty gripping.

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#2 Posted by Pedro (28471 posts) -

Very cool stuff. I was confused at first cause I thought it was a guy. I am not sure if I want my games to be as cinematic but its great stuff.

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#3 Edited by darkcitycop (25 posts) -

Yeah the shaved head does make her quite androgynous. No time for hair in war-torn situations. ;)

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#4 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6054 posts) -

@darkcitycop: It's interesting. The mouth is a little over animated though, I think.

The biggest problem to producing a believable character model is that so many animators underestimate the value of a properly animated tongue. It's the most consistent reason I've found that I have trouble reconciling what I see when a character speaks with what I expect to see.

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#5 Posted by sukraj (27394 posts) -

Cool video matey.

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#6 Edited by zoopilandia (57 posts) -

I think it's going to be a combination of this and MotionScan (used in L.A. Noire). This video looks great, btw.

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#7 Edited by MirkoS77 (12786 posts) -

IMO, they've already reached the level they need to this gen. L.A. Noire and TLoU bypassed the valley.

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#8 Posted by Jacanuk (12334 posts) -

Nice seems like they have gone in another direction then LA Noires face capture tech.

But nice video.