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Andy Serkis appears in amazing graphics demo

March 25, 2018 | Comment icon 6 comments

Which one is computer generated ? Image Credit: GDC / Unreal Engine / Epic Games
This new real-time graphics demo shows off an eerily ultra-realistic computer-generated Andy Serkis.
The demo, which was unveiled at the 2018 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last week, shows actor Andy Serkis dramatically reciting lines from Shakespeare's Macbeth.

The latest 3D graphics rendering technology is also being used to animate the alien face on the right with a precise match of Serkis' facial expressions and mouth movements.
While this may seem impressive in itself, a closer look at the video reveals that, incredibly, Serkis' face is also computer generated - the actor himself is off-screen with cameras recording his movements.

While impressively realistic computer-generated actors have appeared in movies before, what makes this demonstration different is that it is all being done in real-time as oppose to being pre-rendered.

This means that performances like this will be turning up in video games in the not-too distant future.

Source: Destructioid | Comments (6)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by tcgram 4 years ago
Amazing.† †
Comment icon #2 Posted by Calibeliever 4 years ago
Just. Wow.
Comment icon #3 Posted by BorizBadinov 4 years ago
The good part is this tech is amazing and growing so fast. Soon actors won't have to do stunts or even dress in costume at all. Effects and scenes that weren't achievable are becoming easy. The bad part is Hollywood will want to remake every action movie again. Scenes will become much more violent and graphic.† †
Comment icon #4 Posted by and then 4 years ago
I remember when Vinyl gave way to the "clean", "amazing" sound of the newest thing...†the Compact Disc.† Turntables found new homes in landfills or†if the owners were just too attached, a dusty corner of a basement or attic.† It seems turntables and vinyl are making a comeback.† I suspect the same will happen with acting in movies once the boundaries of this tech have been explored.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Calibeliever 4 years ago
I agree. No matter how technology advances, you still need artists to make art.†
Comment icon #6 Posted by ZiionGoldLight 4 years ago
Just fantastic fansty. I always wonder how people made the game look so life like

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