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    Posted: 07 Aug 2008 at 7:17pm
I thought everyone might get a good WOW factor after watching this, these facial animations are really, REALLY good! Groundbreaking actually.
 


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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Aug 2008 at 2:07am
wow indeed, wow
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First, I want to say "wow" from a technical aspect, but to me, these things look more fake the more "real" they get. I know that may sound wierd, but everytime animations improve, I find myself keyed in increasingly on small flaws. Maybe I'm just not right in the head. Tongue
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  Quote valtek Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Aug 2008 at 3:12pm
Originally posted by Tyler Lowe

First, I want to say "wow" from a technical aspect, but to me, these things look more fake the more "real" they get. I know that may sound wierd, but everytime animations improve, I find myself keyed in increasingly on small flaws. Maybe I'm just not right in the head. Tongue
 
No Tyler. Study after study has shown that your reaction is very typical. Many creators (from robotic faces to digital faces) have gone a different route and not bothered to try to get too close to a real human face. The closer someone gets to a realistic human face the more creepy people tend to find it.
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  Quote Jeremiah.L Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Sep 2008 at 2:59pm
The phenomenon is called "Uncanny Valley", if you'd like to look it up and read the study sometime.
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  Quote Clinton Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Sep 2008 at 6:56pm
That's really, really creepy... It reminds me of dolls, and I've always had a phobia of dolls turning and looking at me when I'm trying to sleep.
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  Quote bfrank2me Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Sep 2008 at 12:55pm
I'm not sure we needed to know that you sleep with dolls on your bed, but whatever...Confused
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  Quote Clinton Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Sep 2008 at 6:00pm
Well they're not on my bed.... That would be really, really bad.

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  Quote Setara Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Oct 2008 at 2:07am
I have never seen anything like it.
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  Quote BillDempsey Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2009 at 6:44pm
Definitely progress, but they still aren't simulating all of the muscles which activate during human facial movement, particularly expressive speech. The lip movement and teeth positioning will never look quite right until they can model all of the facial muscles, down to the tiniest. Also, the faces are too symmetrical to be real. Perfect symmetry in a real human face doesn't exist. We all pick up on that. If they tweaked the underlying skeletal structure to have lumps, slight twists, and slight differences in size from left to right and in top to bottom placement, the entire face would start to look more human.
The next thing they need to work on after they master that is hands. Hands always look wrong. Walk animations, too. People don't walk fully upright, but for some reason animators always do it that way. (Sorry, I programmed PC games for almost a decade early on and I'm now an artist, so I tend to pick graphics and computer imagery apart...)
All of that aside, they have really improved the quality over the years.
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