Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, announced that video game developer, Bungie, Inc., has chosen to use Faceware’s Professional Facial Motion Capture Product Line to add lifelike expressions and human-realistic emotions to Destiny’s characters.
Faceware’s markerless motion capture system was previously used on Halo: Reach. The product line uses video to capture every detail of an actor’s face, and computer vision software to transfer that performance quickly to digital characters, giving Bungie’s artists a detailed first pass to which they can then add greater detail to their characters. The ease with which Faceware translates real performances into digital performances is one of the main reasons Bungie decided to use the technology on Destiny.
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Faceware has been used on Academy Award-winning movies and some of the highest grossing AAA videos games of all time,” Dave Lieber added. “There’s a reason for that: their products are production proven, easy to use, and indispensable to any team wanting to elevate the realism of their character performances without being locked into a particular capture pipeline, rig or art style.”
Bungie plans to use this technology to bring more character realism to their cinematic cutscenes. I can’t wait to hear more.
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