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Emotion Challenge: Building a New Photoreal Facial Performance Pipeline for Games

By cyrus_w on August 21, 2017
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In recent years the expected standard for facial animation and characterperformance in AAA video games has dramatically increased.The use of photogrammetric capture techniques for actor-likeness acquisition, coupled with video-based facial capture and solving methods, has improved quality across the industry. However, due to variability across project pipelines, increased per-project scope for performance capture, and a reliance on external vendors, it is often challenging to maintain visual consistency from project to project, and even from character to character within a single project. Given these factors, we identified the need for a unified, robust,and scalable pipeline for actor likeness acquisition, character art,performance capture, and character animation.

 

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