View Full Version : It won't be too long

19th Aug 2008, 16:30
No no, not what I say to my beloved of an evening, but a reference to the time frame before CGI will be able to fool the masses and actors will be looking for alternative employment.....

Video: Lifelike animation heralds new era for computer games - Times Online (http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article4557935.ece)

Pretty good, but it's the eyes that let it down, the 'windows to the soul' really are more than just two p1ssholes in the snow. At the end of the day, the eyes will always have it, despite the other 'attractions' on display. What sayeth thee prooners ?



19th Aug 2008, 16:46
Love to agree/disagree with you but the video won't load for me.

19th Aug 2008, 17:20
Agreed, the eyes were only about 98% good enough. The rest would fool almost everyone.

19th Aug 2008, 18:02
I think it was actually a young Meryl Streep - after all, didn't she fall to pieces (with CGI assistance), along with Goldie Hawn, in "Death Becomes Her"? I think we should be told.

Carbon Bootprint
19th Aug 2008, 18:02
What sayeth thee prooners ?I'd like to meet whoever she was modeled after... :ok:

Very impressive work. I'd be interested in hearing some statistics on just how long it takes to do a CGI like that (and how much it costs) versus just putting some makeup on a regular actress and sitting her down in front of a camera until she gets her lines right.

19th Aug 2008, 18:09
More information here:-
Image Metrics : Performance-Driven Facial Animation Solutions for the Digital World (http://www.image-metrics.com/)
Image Metrics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_Metrics)

19th Aug 2008, 20:14
A big step forward in technology and a massive step backwards by the Murdoch press with further abuse of the English language:

She is considered to be one of the first animations to have overleapt a long-standing barrier known as 'uncanny valley'....:yuk::yuk::yuk:

19th Aug 2008, 21:16
...and there's me thinking the uncanny valley was a captivating cleavage....:ok: