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Markerless Facial Motion Capture Demo Puts To Shame Activision's & Nvidia's Facial Tech Demos

DSOGaming writes: "Remember Nvidia's and Activision's facial tech demos? They were amazing, weren't they? Well get ready for a new facial animation capture technology that looks even better." (PC, Tech)

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Pandamobile  +   1005d ago
Come on, DSOG, it's impressive as hell for a real-time performance capture, this is no where near as high fidelity as NVidia's Face Works.
john2  +   1005d ago
Facial expressions are way better than Ira. However - graphics wise - the head of Ira is better detailed. Moreover, that model is... well... not beautiful, but its detail is astonishing. Point is that it is easier to up the graphics or create a more beautiful character than improve the facial calculations of an engine; an engine that is already quite demanding.

For comparison purposes: http://youtu.be/V-sEqvsphRk
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hesido  +   1004d ago
Indeed, I find this more impressive than the FaceWorks. Depending on how cheap and accessible this is, we'll have good performance [captures] for even lower budget titles. Faceworks tech is overkill for most applications, animation frames are derived from 300MB of data (compressed from gigabytes of data) (I'm not sure how much of that data is reusable for different characters, or is that 300MB for a single character.) This seems to be reusable for different characters, at least.
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SOM3ROiD  +   1004d ago
Dude, screw the graphics, it's about the CAPTURING technique, WITH NO MARKERS. Get it? It's about how easy this is compared to the nVidia's facial capture tech, that obviously has the better graphics engine, but this is looking good too.
MYSTERIO360  +   1004d ago
I want to see this in-game
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Cobain19  +   1004d ago
doubt next-gen games will have this kind of facial expressions. Perhaps next-next-gen games
M-M  +   1004d ago
Pretty outstanding to say the least. Imagine how much production time they could cut with this.
isarai  +   1004d ago
Good God this is amazing, not just because the level of detail in the capture but the simplicity of it all including the rig. Wonder how large the animation files are and just how viable it would be to use in a game for all facial animations. Wonder if we'll see this in any next gen titles?
Bathyj  +   1004d ago
Thats funny. When I watched it the ads by Google pop up was for a hairloss treatment.

OT Thats pretty amazing. Remember were looking at realtime performance capture, not so much the lighting or texture detail.
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sway_z  +   1004d ago
It looks as this demo is a true representation of what PS4/Xbox will be capable of in realtime.

The Activision demo 'Ira' does look possible on next gen, but not at that fidelity. Ira looks more like a high powered PC, slightly a few years away from being achieved on next gen.

Probably 2-3 years into lifespan 'Ira' will be possible on next gen consoles.

I am happy with this tech in any event!
franko  +   1004d ago
No markers??? Just put this gizmo on the head and that's it! The preparation and placing markers on the face/body took more time than screening itself! This is great!!!
Strongmad  +   1004d ago
This tech can be applied to current gen, the facial animations are captured then rendered by [insert modern game engine here]. The horsepower is in the capture device done in production not the rendering as the game is played. This just makes it easier and faster to create facial animations.
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-Falaut-  +   1004d ago
john2 is running out of adjectives? What happened to "drooling", I guess in this case it would be "drooling"less or something else in a awesomely put together headline.
Cyfyxtfg  +   1004d ago
wow that is so cool

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