Image Metrics’s Ultra Realistic Animation
Emily, as Image Metrics have dubbed her, is based on actress Emily Oâ€™Brien. Itâ€™s not Emily Oâ€™Brien though. The producers asked Oâ€™Brien to pose for 35 facial images and then they went to work creating virtual Emily. New modelling technology allowed Image Metrics to control the most minute parts of her face to give Emily the most convincing movement weâ€™ve ever seen.
Wow. Just wow. That’s so close it’s unreal, I was second guessing if it was real the whole way through. They did cheat by only rendering the face and not the hair, etc., but even so, that’s some impressive work. Now do it in realtime and put it in games!