aug 19

Lifelike, No Lie

The uncanny valley has been leaped: Lifelike animation heralds new era for computer games. Watch the video. It's a real person. [via]


How realistic should video games be? I think there's a point where a level of abstraction is necessary for them to be fun. But then, I'm a guy who misses 2D cartoons.

posted by Kurtis at 11:13 PM on August 19, 2008

I dunno. You can still tell, just a little bit, that she fake. Maybe it's because you're told she is but it's still in the valley to me. Amazing none the less.

posted by Pudie at 1:18 AM on August 20, 2008

Well, to be fair, I think it's a 3D face composited on top of video of the 2D face... it's more taking 2D video and turning it into 3D, which is difficult, but still easier than generating a 3D animation that good from scratch..

posted by Spore at 2:02 PM on August 24, 2008

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