Edge - Codeshop: The Faceplanters

Edge writes: "Contour Reality Capture means more realistic animation – and not only for today's hardware.

Hollywood has been quick to exploit facial motion-capture technology, with the first films making use of the technique due in cinemas this year, but it will be a little while longer before gamers see the fruits of these latest mo-cap specialists' labors in interactive form.

"Our feature film clients have been using Contour to create CG faces that blend seamlessly into live action, and the next obvious step was to see if we could make it work in a videogame," explains Mova's founder and president, Steve Perlman, who developed QuickTime technology and WebTV."

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