STOP STARING: Ultra Realistic Computer Generated Face

October 6, 2014


This is Ed, a super realistic face digitally rendered using Lightwave, Sculptris and Krita by Australian artist Chris Jones. I say super realistic, but you can easily tell it's fake because it's just a floating head -- there's no body. Nice try, but that's a dead giveaway, Chris.

Keep going for a demo of the face and a BONUS eyeball-only version.

Thanks to Jay, who agrees the easiest way to tell a real face from a CG face is whether or not you're watching it on a computer screen.

  • Rob in Katy

    How do we know that it isn't a real actor that has been digitally cropped....

  • AtomicAcorn

    Wow, who knew that if you pre-render something it can look near photo realistic? Oh yeah, mostly everyone.

  • Ramuran

    I think the ultra-realistic part is referring to the animations as well, and not just the textures. Animations for 3d-rendered realistic faces are usually a little off and/or creepy...

    But, you are right. This wouldn't look nearly as great if it was rendered in real-time. :c We'll get there, someday, though. :)

  • Riz

    We must be that much closer to better 3d porn

  • Cheese

    You're so beta, real humans are too much for you.

  • dingusthemonique

    Why pay a news anchor to stand in front of a green screen when you can just fabricate that too. This is the future of CNN.

  • Fred

    I dread to think what the render time for just one frame in HD is but it would probably work out cheaper to just pay the news guy.

  • Altior

    Behold, everyone, the future of video game graphics!

  • Rix Trix


  • David Gabel

    More like PS36

  • Mr. Roboto

    This is what I was promised with my PS4.

  • Octo

    You could probably get close to this on your PS4..if this head was the only thing you needed to render.

  • jim

    no..... no it isn't.

  • Andrew Newton

    That *IS* a way to get a head in life...

  • Proteon

    This is actually my neighbor Brian. Hi Brian. You still have my DVDs

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