Saturday, December 10, 2011

Image Metrics... this is dope

Image Metrics - Driven Facial Animation by kamandanu

Image Metrics is a 3D facial animation company that makes programs such as Faceware and Portable You. These programs use a markerless motion capture to film an actor's performance and generate a 3D animation. The process analyzes high definition video and maps it onto a 3D model, including very detailed movements of features like teeth, tongue, lips, and eyes.

I find this technology pretty amazing, and I can't wait till stuff like this becomes more commercial and consumer friendly. Could this potentially make character creation and animation in programs like Maya obsolete?

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