Kara Demo Gives a Promising Glimpse Into the Future of Motion Capture

I came across this video and was supprised that it was not only technically good, but also quite moving!

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Here’s the blurb….
David Cage, the CEO and founder of development studio Quantic Dream, demoed some impressive performance capture technology during a session at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.In a session called “Virtual Actors and Emotions in Games,” Cage unveiled footage from a year-old demo called Kara. In it, actress Valorie Curry assumes the role of an android that looks similar to something from I, Robot, and displays a range of human emotions and characteristics.Cage quickly clarified before the short demonstration that Kara is not his studio’s next game project, but part of the new technology in development at the French development studio could be used for full performance capture — a technique where all the aspects of a motion-capture performance are recorded at once, rather than the common practice of capturing them separately. Cage also points out that the footage presented in today’s demo is running in real-time on a PlayStation 3 and is a year old. His studio is currently using a new version of the same engine internally.
(source: 1up.com)
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