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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Putting A New Face On Movies

Well, this is news. A company named Image Metrics is perfecting software that would create digital actors that'd make Lord of the Rings' Gollum look like quite the poor cousin.

Similar programs created last year's Polar Express. Thing is, the visual emotional display of the company's newest models is eerily human. jokingly suggests that it could largely put actors out of a job.

Well. Screen actors. Someone is still going to need to provide the voices for these CGI facsimiles. The article above has a demonstration attached. Check it out.

I honestly don't know how I feel about this kind of progress. It is progress, that much is certain. But I don't have the foggiest notion what to make of it.

Anyone else feeling like a monkey poking a laptop with a stick, right now?


  • At 11:19 AM, Anonymous Kyleen said…

    *poke poke, poke*

    Not sure how I feel about it, either.


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