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Will MotionScan truly change the face of gaming?

Jade Looks at the Applications of MotionScan within gaming and notes it's rather hostile reception from a few developers.

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ionlyneedonebubble2340d ago

My first impressions of it say yes.

NukaCola2340d ago

I think it is like anything else new and innovating. It's a step forward in the move towards a more interactive experience. I love that for the first time, facial expressions are a big factor in the decision making process. Choices are no longer black or white, since the variable of emotion is now a factor.

Perjoss2340d ago

I think the new facial system is amazing, miles ahead of anything else. However I always believe that there is room for improvement even on things that are truly brilliant.

My problem is with the eyes, they look as though they are part of the same mesh and they seem to lack the properties that a real eye does like a reflective glassy/moist look.

As they are now the eyes are still great! they have good animation on them which is seriously lacking from most games. Devs will create these great looking characters with great looking eyes and then somehow forget to animate them.

If you look at people during a conversation their eyes are almost always moving, like they are looking for imperfections or whatever on the other persons face, know what I mean. And they you have the type of person that isn't very good at eye contact, they will mostly search around a room for interesting things rather than look at the other person.

CrimsonEngage2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

Pretty much. But i don't like the art style LA Noir uses. I can't put my finger on it but the lighting looks weird on the characters.

Edit- After further reading I saw that they said the animators (Remedy) could further Edit the facial expressions. Why would you edit the facial expressions? There is no need when you have actors.

VampiricDragon_2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

la noire has no art style. Its pure boring realism. Its the cheapest thing to do financially and takes the least amount of imagination

Anderson82340d ago

i'm not sure how you worked out its the cheapest... kirbys epic yarn is pure imagination and i dont think it cost more than la noire to develop

VampiricDragon_2340d ago

it definitely wont. Even rockstar says they wont use it again because its way too damn expensive.

CrimsonEngage2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

They will. Because like all technology, the equipment to make this happen will become cheaper as time goes on. Such as HDTVs. When they first appeared they were in the thousands. Now you can buy a 50" for $700.

Besides, they have the money. They are just cheap bastards. They make MILLIONS when they release a new game. GTA 4 and RDR made them a LOT of money.

Will dev's use this again in the future? Yes. Yes they will. We need to move forward and stop using canned facial animation.

VampiricDragon_2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

so your going to ignore what the developers themselves have said?

Good job. Youve proven you dont know anything about gaming and less about rockstar. The tech costs way to much money and takes far too much time. La noire has been delayed like 3 times and probably is up there with the bioware mmorpg in terms of cost

Even gta V is rumored not to be using it

@ below.
Rockstar co developed it. You think team bondi which hasnt had a single game ever just woke up and made this?

@crimson engage

They did say they werent using it and that quote just talks vaguely

NukaCola2340d ago

Rockstar is just publishing it. Team Bondi is the real heroes here. So your comments are worthless. GTA V doesn't need to use it, but the next Team Bondi can use it and they can get another publisher.

ionlyneedonebubble2340d ago

"We have a number of other customers who are either currently using Motionscan in new games or are evaluating the technology for upcoming projects. There has obviously been a lot of interest from the film business as well. We are certainly excited about MotionScan and its future potential. For now, however, the focus is on completing L.A. Noire and getting it into players hands on May 17"

Rockstar-

CrimsonEngage2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

@VampiricDragon_

As you can clearly see, they never said they weren't going to stop using it. Even if they did say that it wouldn't be long term. As i stated before the price for the technology will drop making it cheaper in the future. Learn to read.

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