Image Metrics’s Ultra Realistic Animation

Emily, as Image Metrics have dubbed her, is based on actress Emily O’Brien. It’s not Emily O’Brien though. The producers asked O’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 we’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!

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