Alter Ego, a division of Pendulum Studios, is apparently kicking ass and taking names in the field of 3-D facial animation.
The guys over at AlterEgo have developed proprietary "facial performance software", which combined with special mo-cap hardware, can produce unbelievably real digital faces in record time. Their work has been featured in motion pictures, commercials, animation and video games including Dark Sector and the forthcoming Silent Hill 5.
There's a video after the jump of some faces in action (that I lovingly embedded in high quality so you could get the full effect), which is pretty impressive. So the real question is this: what does this mean for the adult entertainment industry? Because I'll tell you one thing -- I wouldn't be caught dead watching a damn CG porno.
UPDATE, FROM HELL: Ha, so I was wrong.
This is short film entitled 'Carousel' (which has a very Dark Knight feel) meant to highlight Philips' new CINEMA 21:9 aspect-ratio television. I embedded it in high quality too, because it's awesome and I love you and don't just want to get in your pants (ignore that hand).
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This is an impressive stop motion of a game of 3-D 'Snake' being played, all draw (and erased) in chalk by Chris Carlson. It looks like it took some serious patience, which I have zero of. If I had made it would have been the worse game of 'Snake' ever played. Miss the first... / Continue →
Note: Video is after the jump because I can't have any of you that are lactose intolerant getting sick from your butt on the front page.
This is Geekologie Reader Matt's stop-motion animation made using nothing but milk bottle tops (pogs, bitches!). It features a couple short... / Continue →